April 17, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams are set to participate in the Polytan Invitational (April 20) in Bloomington, Ind., the elite Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., (April 18-19) and the California Invitational (April 17-18) in Azusa, Calif., this week.
Ted Glasnow (decathlon) and Carly Loffel (heptathlon) get the action underway for the Irish Wednesday at Azusa Pacific University, as Glasnow competes at 1 p.m. (ET) followed by Loffel at 2 p.m. (ET). The finales of the events are scheduled to start during the same time window Thursday.
The rest of the Notre Dame track and field team competes in the Polytan Invitational on the campus of Indiana University Saturday. The meet is scheduled to run from 4:30 - 10 p.m. (ET).
Notre Dame partnered with Indiana last weekend (April 13) to form team Hooiserland in their pursuit to capture state superiority in the fourth-annual Border Battle "Kentuckiana" against Commonwealth (Kentucky/Louisville) on the campus of Louisville, Ky.
Notre Dame set three new meet records and acquired nine first-place finishes as team Commonwealth advanced past team Hooiserland by eight points.
The Commonwealth and Hoosierland each have two wins in the event over the four years it has been offered.
Senior Rebecca Tracy earned the BIG EAST Runner of the Week for her efforts in the past meet; setting meet records in each of her first place finishes.
The senior won the 1,500m in a time of 4:17.12. The mark establishes her with the fourth fastest time in the country in the event. Tracy additionally took first-place in the 800m (207.12), edging out teammate Danielle Aragon by one one-hundredth of a second. The 2013 indoor All-American ranks No. 1 in the BIG EAST in the 800m.
Notre Dame returns to action April 26-27 to compete in the Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa) and the Hillsdale Gina Relays (Hillsdale, Mich.)
Follow UND.com for the full recap and results of each meet.
Student-Athletes Competing At The Polytan Invitational:
Women (37) Kelsey Amarosa, Jessica Balko, Margaret Bamgbose, Jade Barber, Kathryn Barousse, Michelle Brown, Kelly Burke, Mikaila Chamblee, Jessie Christian, Vivien Devaney, Emily Frydrych, Mary Esther Gourdin, Kaileen Healy, Kendra Jennings, Emily Kujawski, Amber Lalla, Lauren Leniart, Karen Lesiewicz, Lena Madison, Sydni Meunier, Meghan Moore, Emily Morris, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, Fiona Paladino, Maria Perozzi, Ann Polcari, Michelle Rotondo, Ryan Russ, Meg Ryan, Angela Ryck, Libby Schichtel, McKinzie Schulz, Nevada Sorenson, Allison Sullivan,, Aijah Urssery, Jaclyn Winkel, Megan Yanik
Men (32) Randall Babb, Steve Blazer, Andrew Brock, Jarrod Buchanon, Kevin Byrne, Michael Clevenger, Brendan Dougherty, Oye Eyeguokan, Jack Favorite, Pat Feeney, Dayton Flannery, Eric Gebeke, Eddy Gibbons, Chris Giesting, Martin Grady, Ben Harvel, Nick Hauser, Jason Hoard, Jake Kildoo, Patrick Krach, Peter Kristiansen, Keith Mesidor, Dean Odegard, Dominick Padovano, Chris Quinn, Logan Renwick, Spencer Rheinhardt, Walter Schafer, David Schipper, Jordan Stumph, Anthony Thomas, Bryce Wood