Greg Davis was the second-place finisher in the hammer throw.

Hammer Down With The Irish

April 1, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Led by three top-five finishers in the men’s hammer throw, the Notre Dame men’s and women’s throws squad got the Irish track and field off to a successful start at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.

Mason Bashaw (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) was the ninth-place finisher with a 44.48m, followed by Madeline Casanova (Simi Valley, Calif./Alemany) in 10th place (44.45m) and Vivien Devaney (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) concluded competition in 13th place (42.93m) to round out the Irish hammer throws squad.

Greg Davis (Peachtree, Ga./Starr’s Mill) finished in second place (56.30m), followed by Andrew Hills (Toledo, Ohio/St. John’s Jesuit) in fourth place (54.25m) and Mitchell Gormley (Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood) in fifth place (52.44m). John Belcher (Cheyenne, Wyo./Cheyenne Central) claimed ninth place with a toss of 50.59m, while Anthony Thomas (Roosevelt, N.Y./Holy Trinity) was the 13th-place finisher (45.61m).

The discus throw and javelin throw are scheduled for Saturday and begin at 10:00 a.m. to lead off the field events, while the women’s 10,000-meter run begins at 11:00 a.m. and commences the running events for the day.

Live results of the Mike Poehlein Invitational will be available through There will be full results and recap following each day of competition.