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Irish Set To Host Notre Dame Invitational

Jade and Kaila Barber

Jan. 23, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The University of Notre Dame track and field teams will host their second home meet of the season Saturday as they welcome Michigan State, Illinois State and Southern Illinois to the Meyo track in the Loftus Sports Center for the annual Notre Dame Invitational.

The meet begins with the field events at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the men’s and women’s long jump. The track events get underway at noon with the women’s 60 m hurdles followed by the men’s.

Although the Irish competed last weekend at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., head coach Joe Piane says this week marks the start of Notre Dame athletes looking to qualify for the ACC Championships and NCAA Championships.

“There are multiple goals this weekend,” explains Piane. “It’s a scored meet, so we want to do well against Illinois State, Southern Illinois and Michigan State on both the women and the men. And it’s also a great opportunity to qualify for the ACCs.”

At last year’s event, the women took home first place while the men finished in second. Piane says he has high expectations for this weekend but that he also wants to keep the whole season in mind.

“The season is still early for us,” he adds. “What we have to try to manage is that these kids are not getting too ready too soon because the season goes until June. It’s a balancing act.”

Follow @NDXCTF on Twitter or sign up for Irish Alerts to receive the most up-to-date information. Check UND.com for the final results and a full recap of all the action.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

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April 15
Men - 5th/Women - 6th
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
RECAP
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
RECAP
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
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April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
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April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
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Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
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May 13
6:00 PM
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Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
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6:00 PM
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May 25
3:00 PM
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Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
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Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
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1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
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June 8
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June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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