April 18, 2005

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Maryann Erigha set one Notre Dame record while winning two events Sunday afternoon at the Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California. Erigha’s performances highlighted a productive weekend for the Notre Dame track and field team as competitors competed at two meets – Mt. SAC and the Indy Relays.

Erigha won both the women’s 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash while setting a new school record in the 100, which she won in 11.28, breaking the old mark of 11.48 by Domenique Calloway in 1997. Her victory in the women’s 200 in 23.28 was just .03 off the Notre Dame record of 23.25, also set by Calloway in 1997. Both performances qualified her for the upcoming BIG EAST Championships and NCAA Mid-East Regional meet, in addition to ranking among the top 10 among collegiate sprinters this season.

Overall, Irish athletes won 14 events in the two competitions as Notre Dame athletes accumulated 12 event victories at the Indy Relays at Butler University in Indianapolis. Notre Dame garnered 11 performances that exceeded qualifying standards for the NCAA Mid-East Regional meet (eight women, three men) and had a total of 41 qualifying marks for the upcoming BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (19 women and 22 men).

Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)

Eleven Notre Dame track athletes’ performances met or exceeded qualifying standards for the NCAA Mid-East Regional meet. In addition to Erigha’s victories in the women’s sprints, Selim Nurudeen ran a 2005 seasonal best of 13.90 in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles while placing sixth against a world class field of hurdlers in the Invitational version of the high hurdles. A summary of Mid-East Regional qualifying marks set by Irish athletes at Mt. SAC follows.

NCAA Mid-East Regional Meet Qualifiers

Athlete Event PerformanceMaryann Erigha 100 11.28Maryann Erigha 200 23.28Okechi Ogbuokiri 400 54.59Kerry Meagher 1,500 4:22.83Stephanie Madia 5,000 15:53.11Sunni Olding 5,000 16:27.12Lauren King 10,000 34:11.78Meghan Horn Shot Put 13.96m
MenAthlete Event PerformanceSelim Nurudeen 110 HH 13.90Sean O'Donnell 5,000 14:12.23Tim Moore 5,000 14:15.06

Indy Relays

Irish athletes won 12 events (six by the women’s team, six by the men’s team) and accumulated a host of BIG EAST Championships qualifying marks at the Indy Relays held at Butler University in Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday.

Women’s winners: Jennifer Leong in the 400 (59.31), Jackie Carter in the 800 (2:14.15), Domenique Manning in the 100-meter hurdles (14.60), Julie Opet in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:31.68), Dee Dee Bryant in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.35 meters (10 feet, 11 ¾ inches), and Cassie Gullickson in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 11.64 meters (38-2 ¼).

Men’s winners: Roberto Garcia in the 400-meter hurdles (54.68), A.J. Andrassey in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:26.09), Chris Staron in the high jump with a clearance of 2.01m (6-7), Chris Jacques in the long jump with a leap of 7.17m (23-6 ¼), Mike Schubert in the shot put with a toss of 14.92m (48-11 ½), and Chip Roberts in the men’s hammer throw with an effort of 54.13m (177-7).

Qualifying marks for the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipsWomen (19)Name    Event   PerformanceMaryann Erigha  100 11.28Domenique Manning    100 12.30Maryann Erigha  200 23.28Okechi Ogbuokiri  200 24.28Okechi Ogbuokiri  400 54.59Domenique Manning    100 hurdles 14.60Kerry Meagher    1,500   4:22.83Liz Webster 1,500   4:36.20Stephanie Madia    5,000   15:53.11Sunni Olding  5,000   16:27.12Lauren King    10,000  34:11.78Emily Loomis  High Jump   1.67m (5-5 ¾)Cassie Gullickson    High Jump   1.65m (5-5)Dee Dee Bryant   Pole Vault  3.35m (10-11 ¾)Cassie Gullickson    Triple Jump 11.64m (38-2 ¼)Meghan Horn    Shot Put    13.96m (45-9 ¾)Meghan Horn    Discus  41.47m (136-1)Meghan Horn    Hammer Throw    45.64m (149-9)Kate Duman  Javelin 41.97m (137-8)
Men (22)Name Event PerformanceSelim Nurudeen 110 hurdles 13.90Geoff Bennett 110 hurdles 15.01Jose Genao 110 hurdles 15.29Robert Garcia 400 hurdles 54.68Austin Wechter 400 hurdles 55.54Adam Currie 800 1:51.83Jake Watson 1,500 3:50.19Todd Ptacek 1,500 3:50.55Eric Morrison 1,500 3:51.80A.J. Andrassey 3,000 steeplechase 9:26.09Sean O'Donnell 5,000 14:12.23Tim Moore 5,000 14:15.06Dan Driscoll 5,000 14:55.89Michael Manning 5,000 14:58.00Chris Staron high jump 2.01m (6-7)Chris Jacques long jump 7.17m (23-6 ¼)Mike Schubert shot put 14.92m (48-11 ½)Garet Koxlien discus 46.37m (152-1)Chip Roberts hammer throw 54.13m (177-7)Kyle Annen hammer throw 52.89m (173-6)Garet Koxlien hammer throw 49.15m (161-3)Kevin Moffitt hammer throw 44.79m (146-11)