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Track Coach Turner Promoted To Associate Head Coach

New associate head track and field coach Alan Turner.

Oct. 31, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Alan Turner, sprints and hurdles coach for the University of Notre Dame track and field program has been promoted to associate head coach, it was announced recently by men's and women's track and field head coach Joe Piane.

"We are pleased to announce the promotion of Alan to associate head coach," said Piane. "Alan is respected nationally for his coaching abilities and has a proven record of sending student-athletes to nationals."  

Turner, who came to Notre Dame in September of 2010 from Southern Illinois, is entering his third season with the Irish track and field program.

In two seasons, Turner has made an immediate impact at Notre Dame. He has tutored seven Big East champions, 24 All-Big East performances and nine NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifiers. His athletes have broken eight school records.

2012 was a brilliant season for the Notre Dame sprinters and hurdlers, as three individuals won Big East crowns; Nevada Sorenson 60H, Patrick Feeney 400m indoors, Christopher Giesting 200m and 400m outdoors, while the women's 4x100m relay team also claimed the Big East title. His athletes also set seven Notre Dame school records in 2012 - Indoors: Kaila Barber, 60H - 8.27, Patrick Feeney, 400m - 46.55, Chris Giesting, 500m - 1:01.28, Women's DMR: Natalie Geiger 400 leg - 11:04.45, Men's DMR: Giesting 400 leg - 9:35.48. Outdoors: Giesting, 400m - 46.03, Men's 4x400m relay - 3:06.20.

Freshman Christopher Giesting was named Big East Men's Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 200m and 400m at the 2012 outdoor championship. He also ran the fastest 400m leg on the NCAA Distance Medley Relay team that won the NCAA Indoor title. Freshman Kaila Barber earned a bronze medal at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships in the 400H.


 

 

In his first season, Turner coached freshman Patrick Feeney to a sweep of the BIG EAST 400-meter titles at the BIG EAST Indoor & Outdoor Championships. Feeney also was part of the All-American and Notre Dame record holding distance medley relay that finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 9:30.16. Feeney finished 16th in the 400-meters at the NCAA East Regional. Also at the East Regional were sophomore Nevada Sorenson (100H) and freshmen Michelle Brown (400m) and Megan Yanik (400H).

The Irish track and field team kicks off its 2012-13 season in just over a month as it gets set to host the annual Blue & Gold Invitational at 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Loftus Sports Complex.   

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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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