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Notre Dame Opens 2012 At Bob Eubanks Open
Sophomore Logan Renwick has already qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the long and triple jumps.
 
Sophomore Logan Renwick has already qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the long and triple jumps.

Jan. 12, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams open up 2012 this weekend as they travel to Allendale, Mich., and the campus of Grand Valley State University for the Bob Eubanks Open.

The two-day meet gets underway at 10 a.m. on Friday with the opening events in the men's heptathlon and the women's pentathlon.

Notre Dame is competing as a full team for the first time since the season-opening Blue and Gold Invitational, where the Irish qualified 59 automatically for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.

Highlighting the meet were a pair of freshmen, Chris Giesting and Kaila Barber, who each earned weekly citations from the BIG EAST.

Giesting won the 400m dash and qualified automatically for the conference meet with a time of 47.40. At the time it was the fastest time in the country and currently sits second. He also anchored the final leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:18.36), who finished four seconds faster than their nearest competitor.

Barber showcased her ability to do a little bit of everything, as she won the 60m hurdles, the 400m dash and the long jump, before running the final leg on the winning 4x400m relay team.

A week later, senior standouts Maddie Buttinger and Kevin Schipper competed in Allendale at the GSVU Holiday Open. There Buttinger finished in the top three in the long jump, high jump and 60m hurdles, while Schipper placed second in the pole vault and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships that will be held in Nampa, Idaho from March 9-10.

The Irish return home next weekend as they play host to the annual Notre Dame Invitational, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.


 

 

MEET INFO

NATIONAL RANKINGS (top 10)

MEN

400m
2. Chris Giesting (47.40)
3. Patrick Feeney (47.51)

5,000m
6. Jeff MacMillan (14:32.81)
8. Jordan Carlson (14:32.94)
9. J.P. Malette (14:33.14)

Pole Vault
T-9. Kevin Schipper (16-10.75 ft)

WOMEN

3,000m
4. McKinzie Schulz (9:38.80)

60m Hurdles
9. Kaila Barber (8.51)
10. Nevada Sorenson (8.54)

BIG EAST QUALIFIERS

WOMEN
Aijah Urssery (60m, 200m)
Michelle Brown (200m, 400m)
Kaila Barber (400m, 60mH, LJ) 
Natalie Geiger (400m)
Emily Frydrych (1,000m)
Allison Schroeder (1,000m)
Angela Ryck (1,000m)
Katherine Stultz (Mile)
McKinzie Schulz (3,000m)
Nevada Sorenson (60mH)
Jade Barber (60mH)
Maddie Buttinger (60mH, HJ, LJ)
Fiona Paladino (HJ)
Kelly Burke (PV)
Mary Esther Gourdin (TJ)
Emily Morris (SP, WT)
Madeline Casanova (SP, WT)
Mason Bashaw (WT)
Emily Kujawski (WT)

MEN
Jarrod Buchanon (200m, 60mH)
Keith Mesidor (200m, LJ)
Chris Giesting (400m)
Patrick Feeney (400m)
Brendan Dougherty (400m)
Mitchell Lorenz (800m)
Max Cruz (800m)
Steve Blazer (800m)
DJ Thornton (1,000m)
Kevin Byrne (1,000m)
Randall Babb (1,000m)
Eddy Gibbons (1,000m)
Jack Favorite (1,000m)
Jeff MacMillan (5,000m)
Jordan Carlson (5,000m)
J.P. Malette (5,000m)
Martin Grady (5,000m)
Jake Kildoo (5,000m)
Kelly Lynch (5,000m)
Joe Miller (5,000m)
Doug Onuscheck (HJ)
Peter Sullivan (HJ)
Kevin Schipper (PV)
David Schipper (PV)
Patrick Krach (PV)
Logan Renwick (LJ, TJ)
Andrew Hills (SP, WT)
Andrew Brock (SP)
Anthony Thomas (WT)
Jordan Stumph (WT)
Mike Smigelski (WT)

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TBA
Meyo Invitational
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RECAP
February 6
NTS
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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February 12
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 12
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 20
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Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 26
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 27
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 12
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 18
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 19
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 25
3:00 PM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 25
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 26
10:00 AM
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Atlanta, Ga.
March 26
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
April 1
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 2
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 8
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 9
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 16
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky.
April 22
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 23
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 28
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 30
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 30
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 14
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 15
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 16
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 26
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 27
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
June 8
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 10
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 11
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.

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