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Top Irish Performers To Compete At NCAA Championships

Senior Patrick Feeney

March 13, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- After a successful first run at the Atlantic Coast Championships and a bronze medal for each team, members of the men's and women's track and field teams are traveling down to Albuquerque, N.M., for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. Hosted by the University of New Mexico, events will begin tomorrow, Mar. 14 at the Albuquerque Convention Center and run through Saturday, Mar. 15. 

The Irish have been down in New Mexico for the past few days already, as all of the student-athletes are on their spring break. 

"We've got 13 kids who have the potential to be All-Americans, so hopefully we'll bring home quite a few," says head coach Joe Piane. "Everybody seems to be pretty fired up. We're really very excited."

Day one holds plenty of action for Notre Dame, as everyone will be competing with the exception of the 4x400m relay team.

Junior Jade Barber has the ninth fastest qualifying seedtime in a field of 16 athletes in the women's 60m hurdles. She won the gold in the event at the ACC Championship with a time of 8.19. The semifinals of this event will take place at 7:35 p.m. on Friday, with the finals starting at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on Saturday. 

Seniors Kelly Curran, Alexa Aragon and Michelle Brown and sophomores Danielle Aragon and Margaret Bamgbose are also making the trip to the NCAA Championship. Four of the five athletes will compete in the women's distance medley relay, which will be the last event on Friday with a 9:30 p.m. (MT) start time. 


 

 

Junior Chris Giesting and senior Patrick Feeney will compete side by side in the men's 400m dash after coming in first (Giesting with 46.43) and second place (Feeney with 46.54) at the ACCs. The semifinals of their event will kick off at 6:55 p.m. (MT) tomorrow, and if they qualify for the finals, they will run again on Saturday at 6:40 p.m. (MT). 

Fifth-year student Jeremy Rae will also run Friday in the semifinals of the mile race. He had the fifth fastest qualifying time with his 3:57.25 performance at the Meyo Invitational last month. The men's mile semifinal is the first track event of the meet, taking place at 6 p.m. (MT) tomorrow.

Rae and Feeney are joined by seniors Nick Happe, J.P. Malette and Harvey Smith and freshman Jacob Dumford as the potential athletes for the men's distance medley relay. Four of the athletes will compete in the event at 9:15 p.m. (MT) Friday.

Live results of the meet will be available on RecordTiming.com and the meet will be streamed live on ESPN3 on Mar. 14 starting at 5:55 p.m. (MT) and Mar. 15 starting at 5:50 p.m. (MT). Results will also be posted after each day here on UND.com. 

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

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February 18
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Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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Alex Wilson Invitational Meet Information
Alex Wilson Invitational Schedule
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
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)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
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
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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