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Irish Track And Field Releases 2013-14 Schedule

Head coach Joe Piane.

Sept. 25, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame track and field team will continue its tradition of holding four home indoor meets at the Loftus Sports Center during the 25-meet 2013-14 indoor and outdoor schedule that was released Tuesday by head coach Joe Piane

The four classic home meets include the Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 6), the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 25), the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8) and the Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 22). The Meyo Invitational, named after Notre Dame's home Meyo Track and host of the famous Meyo Mile race, will occur for the 28th time.

"We like to stay as local as we can during the indoor season since we have the biggest indoor track in the country," said Piane. But during the outdoor season we chase great weather as we look to get individuals qualified for the NCAA Championships."

The Blue & Gold meet opens up the season for the Irish in December with just one away meet following before the end of 2013.

Notre Dame begins 2014 with four meets in January, including the Notre Dame Invitational. Last year, the women's team won the invitational while the men took second. The end of January sees both the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind., and the New Mexico Team Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., to prepare for the Meyo Invitational during the first week of February.

"The New Mexico meet should be a great one for us," said Piane. "New Mexico, Air Force, UCLA and LSU should all be there for us to compete against and will offer us some great competition as we get ready for the Meyo Invitational and later the ACC and NCAA meets."  

The last home indoor meet the team will play host to is the Alex Wilson Invitational at the end of February before the ACC Championships (Feb. 27 - March 1) and NCAA Championships (March 14-15).

Last year the Irish had a breakout year at the NCAA indoor meet, as eight student-athletes earned first team All-America honors. These included Patrick Feeney and Chris Giesting in the 400m dash, Rebecca Tracy in the mile, Jade Barber in the 60m hurdles and sisters Alexa and Danielle Aragon, Michelle Brown and Kelly Curran in the distance medley relay.

The outdoor season kicks off with the Texas Relays (March 26-27) in Austin, Texas. The Irish have five away meets in the month of April, including the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C. (April 17-19).  

May consists of six meets that culminates with the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for Eugene, Ore., June 11-14 for those who qualify at the preliminary round.

"There are ample opportunities throughout the indoor and outdoor schedule for individuals to qualify for the NCAA meets," said Piane. "You have to have a wide variety of meets for the athletes that are definitely going to be national qualifiers and the ones you hope can become national qualifiers. This schedule accommodates everyone's needs."  

Last year, three members of the Notre Dame men's and women's track and field team earned first or second team All-America citations at the NCAA Championships. Then-seniors Tracy and Jeremy Rae had top-five finishes in the 1,500m and then-junior and current senior A. Aragon placed eighth in the 3,000m steeplechase to all earn first team accolades.

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Event Calendar

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December 2
12 wins
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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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