Jan. 10, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams return to action for the first time in over a month on Friday as the Irish head to Allendale, Mich., to compete in Grand Valley State University's Bob Eubanks Open. The two-day meet will take place inside the Kelly Family Sports Center.
Field events are slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday followed by a 3:00 p.m. starting time for the running events. Saturday will kick off with the men's heptathlon 60m hurdles at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the men's heptathlon 1,000m run at 1:00 p.m.
The weekend’s contest will feature five Division I institutions, six NAIA institutions, two Division III institutions and one Division II institution. The teams in participation include: Alma College, Bethel College (Ind.), Calvin College, Chicago State University, Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northwood University, University of Notre Dame, Roosevelt University, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor University, St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) and Valparaiso University.
Forty-two roster members will make the trip for Notre Dame.
MEN (17): Andrew Brock, Jarrod Buchanon, Brendan Dougherty, Aaron Dunn, Nick Dunn, Patrick Feeney, Chris Giesting, Ted Glasnow, Ben Harvel, Keith Mesidor, Dean Odegard, Dominick Padovano, Logan Renwick, David Schipper, Jordan Stumph, Brent Swanberg, Anthony Thomas
WOMEN (25): Jade Barber, Margaret Bamgbose, Kaila Barber, Michelle Brown, Kelly Burke, Madeline Casanova, Mikaila Chamblee, Jessie Christian, Vivien Devaney, Chrissy Finkel, Mary Esther Gourdin, Emily Kujawski, Amber Lalla, Lena Madison, Carly Loeffel, Meghan Moore, Emily Morris, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, Fiona Paladino, Ann Polcari, Kayla Polcari, Nevada Sorenson, Aijah Urssery, Jaclyn Winkel, Megan Yanik
Notre Dame's first and most recent outing of the 2012-13 campaign was on Dec. 7 at the Blue & Gold Invitational. Both squads combined for 13 first-place finishes. Twenty-five women and 19 men qualified for the BIG EAST championship meet.
This weekend's meet will mark the first of three visits that Notre Dame will make to Grand Valley this year.
Following the Bob Eubanks Open, the Irish return back to campus to host the Notre Dame Invitational on Jan. 19 inside the Loftus Sports Center.
Visit UND.com for a full recap on the day-to-day results.
BIG EAST QUALIFIERS
Kaila Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; Long Jump
Jade Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; 60 Meter Dash; 200 Meter Dash
Meghan Moore: 60-Meter Hurdles
Carly Loeffel: 60-Meter Hurdles; High Jump
Jarrod Buchanon: 60-Meter Hurdles
Bryce Wood: 60-Meter Hurdles
Keith Mesidor: Long Jump
Logan Renwick: Long Jump; Triple Jump
Ted Glasnow: Long Jump
Danielle Aragon: 1000 Meter Run
Sydni Meunier: 1000 Meter Run
Emily Frydrych: 1000 Meter Run
Kendra Jennings: High Jump
Patrick Feeney: 400 Meter Dash
Christopher Giesting: 400 Meter Dash
Michelle Brown: 400 Meter Dash
Margaret Bamgbose: 400 Meter Dash
Jaclyn Winkel: 400 Meter Dash
McKinzie Schulz: 1 Mile Run
Megan Yanik: 500 Meter Dash
Amber Lalla: 500 Meter Dash
Brendan Dougherty: 500 Meter Dash
Michael Clevenger: 5000 Meter Run
Martin Grady: 5000 Meter Run
Jake Kildoo: 5000 Meter Run
Walter Schafer: 5000 Meter Run
Kaileen Healy: 800 Meter Run
Steve Blazer: 800 Meter Run
Spencer Rheinhardt: 800 Meter Run
Jessie Christian: Long Jump; Triple Jump
Anthony Thomas: Weight Throw
Jordan Stumph: Weight Throw
Dominick Padovano: Weight Throw
Ann Polcari: Pole Vault
Chrissy Finkel: Pole Vault
David Schipper: Pole Vault
Emily Morris: Shot Put; Weight Throw
Emily Kujawski: Shot Put
Alexa Aragon: 3000 Meter Run
Mary Esther Gourdin: Triple Jump
Vivien Devaney: Weight Throw
Madeline Casanova: Weight Throw
Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu: Weight Throw
Andrew Brock: Shot Put