February 6, 1999


Notre Dame, Ind.: First day action of the ninth annual adidas/Meyo Invitational wrapped up Friday night as teams from around the country competed in one of the nation’s premier collegiate indoor meets. The highlight of the night came in the men’s distance medley relay as Alabama ran to an adidas/Meyo Invitational and Meyo track record time of 9:44.31. The time also provisionally qualified the Crimson Tide for the NCAA championships.

The Notre Dame women’s team captured three first-place finishes on the night and were led by freshman Natalie Hallett’s first-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 10-0, the second time in two weeks she has vaulted over 10 feet. Her fellow classmate Anne McGrath ran strong as she placed first in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:53.42, while the Irish also picked up a first-place finish in the women’s distance medley relay with a time of 12:03.81.

On the men’s side, freshman Quill Redwine was the highest individual finisher for the Irish as he placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 47-2 1/4. Junior Mike Greiwe had a good race, placing third in the 5,000 meters as he finished with a time of 14:51.28. Junior Matt Thompson was fifth in the 35 pound weight throw with a toss of 54-10 1/2, and Notre Dame’s distance medley relay team finished second behind Alabama with a time of 10:02.59.