Jack Howard concluded his track career in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Finals in Des Moines, Iowa.

Howard Concludes Track Career For Irish

June 9, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Jack Howard of the University of Notre Dame men’s track and field team concluded his career with the Irish as he finished 18th in 1:48.24 at the semifinals of the 800-meter run Wednesday during the NCAA Championship at the Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Howard finished the race in 1:48.24 for an 18th-place finish. The trip to the 2011 Outdoor NCAA Finals is the middle distance runner’s third consecutive appearance at the Championship meet. At the 2010 Indoor NCAAs Howard claimed All-American honors in the 800-meter run as he finished in 1:54.21 and earned a seventh-place finish. Then, at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championship Howard anchored the distance medley relay to a fourth-place finish in 9:30.16 to mark his second All-American honor.

The Libertyville, Ill. native ran his personal best in the 800-meter race during the 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship where he finished in first place in 1:48.24, the exact time he ran at the during the NCAA semifinal race.

Jeremy Rae and Johnathan Shawel are set to compete in the semifinals of the 1,500-meter run Thursday at 7:15 p.m. (ET). Maddie Buttinger begins the heptathlon with the 100-meter hurdles Thursday.