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Notre Dame Welcomes Elite Competition For Alex Wilson Invitational
Sophomore Margaret Bamgbose
 
Sophomore Margaret Bamgbose

Feb. 21, 2014

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- Nearly 50 schools from across the country will be sending athletes from their men's and women's track and field teams to South Bend this weekend for the Alex Wilson Invitational. The meet begins tomorrow morning at 10:30 in the Loftus Sports Center. 

The meet is the last opportunity for the Irish to compete before they head to Clemson, S.C. for their first ever ACC Championships next weekend. Head coach Joe Piane says the Alex Wilson Invitational is an opportunity to prepare for that, but it is also about looking beyond conference competition.

"The meet gives some people the opportunity to get qualified for the ACCs or to get a better seed time  for the ACCs, but really, the genesis of the meet is not to get qualified for your conference meet, but to try to get someone qualified for the national championship," Piane explains. "We have opportunities in both distance medleys and the men's mile run." 

Last year at the event, the Notre Dame women's distance medley relay team lowered the school record and saw several national qualifiers in its competition.

The meet is named after former Notre Dame head coach Alex Wilson, who was also a middle distance track stay for the Irish, earning All-America honors from 1930-32.

Because Notre Dame does not host any home meets for the outdoor track season, the Alex Wilson Invitational will be the last home event for the senior athletes on the Irish squads. Piane says it may be their last home meet, but no one is thinking of it as the end just yet.

"They know they have a whole outdoor season to go," he laughs.

Fans can follow the action with our live results and find results after the meet on UND.com.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant 

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Event Calendar

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February 5
TBA
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 6
NTS
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
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
10:00 AM
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
Yellow Jacket Invitational
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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