June 11, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa – Maddie Buttinger, Jeremy Rae and Johnathan Shawel of the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded competition at the 2011 NCAA Championship. Rae claimed ninth place in the 1,500-meter finals in 3:45.53 to just miss an All-American nod.
Buttinger finished in 12th place in the heptathlon and totaled 5,282 points. During the second portion of the competition the junior claimed 15th place with a mark of 5.35m in the long jump, followed by 16th place (34.47m) in the javelin throw. Buttinger concluded the championship event with a seventh-place showing in 2:19.53 in the 800-meter run.
Rae and Shawel concluded the season in the 1,500-meter run. Rae claimed ninth place in 3:45.53 and Shawel was the 13th-place finisher in 3:53.50.