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Irish Head To Kentucky For The Fourth Annual Border Battle
Junior McKinzie Schulz
 
Junior McKinzie Schulz

April 12, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams travel to Louisville, Ky., Saturday (April 13), to participate in the four-team "Kentuckiana" Border Battle between the states of Indiana and Kentucky on the campus of the University of Louisville.

The Fighting Irish team up with Indiana University to take on the Cardinals and the University of Kentucky for the chance to earn interstate bragging rights. The state of Indiana searches for its third consecutive victory over the commonwealth since the meet first began in 2010.

The men's javelin will get action underway beginning at 10:30 a.m. while the men's 4x400m relay will wrap up the contest at 6:00 p.m.

Notre Dame and the Hoosiers swept with team victories on both the men's (113-81) and women's (102.50-99.50) side last year as the Irish tallied up a total of nine event victories. Returnees Andrew Brock (shot put), McKinzie Schulz (3,000m steeplechase), Rebecca Tracy (800m), Jade Barber (100m) and Megan Yanik (400mH) will seek to repeat as event winners.

The Irish are coming off a total of 36 top-10 finishes, 18 top-five finishes and six runner-up finishes last weekend at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. Eight student-athletes captured at least two top-ten finishes as Lauren Leniart led with a second-place (long jump) and third-place (triple jump) finish.

Notre Dame carries a strong national presence entering Saturday's meet as Chris Giesting (400m-9th), Tracy (1,500m-5th/800m-9th) and Alexa Aragon (3,000 steeplechase-8th) each sit in the country's top-10 in their respective event on the Track & Field Results Reporting System's 2013 NCAA I Outdoor Qualifying List.

Tracy's 9th place ranking in the 800m was earned after setting the school record with a time of 2:05.31 two weekends ago at the Stanford Invitational.

Following the Border Battle, Notre Dame will split travel to Walnut, Calif. for the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18-20) and Bloomington, Ind. for the Polytan Invitational (April 18-21).

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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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