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Irish Add More To Trophy Case On Final Day Of ACC Championships

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame track and field program closed out the weekend by claiming five more medals on the final day as the hosts of the ACC Indoor Championships in the Loftus Sports Center.

The Irish men finished the meet in fourth place and the women finished third in the team standings. For the men, it is their best finish since 2014, when the Irish placed third in their first year in the ACC. For the women, it is their best finish since coming in third in 2016. The Irish women have now finished in the top three at four of the eight ACC Indoor Championships since joining the league. 

Naya Sharp and Summer Thorpe started off the day for the Irish with career performances in the women’s 60m hurdles that earned them both a trip to the podium. For the second day in a row, both hurdlers set a PR in the event by running nearly identical times. Sharp took home the ACC title with a time 8.19, edging out Thorpe, who placed second, by .002 seconds. 

Yared Nuguse followed it up with a record-setting performance in the men’s mile to defend his ACC title in the event. Nuguse won with a time of 3:55.62, setting a personal record, meet record and Loftus track record. The time also set the Notre Dame program record for the event. Impressively, the previous meet record stood since 1974 and the previous facility record was set in 1995.

Sam Voelz picked up the third gold medal of the day for the Irish in the men’s 800m run. With the top three runners in the event separated by just .37 seconds, Voelz won in a photo finish to claim his first individual ACC title.

Maddy Denner took home hardware as well as she placed third in the women’s 3000m run with a PR of 9:15.07.

Up next, the Irish will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the NCAA Championships on March 13-14.


ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Loftus Sports Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Feb. 27-29, 2020

1. Samuel Voelz, 1:50.03

5. Dylan Jacobs, 8:07.72
6. Matthew Carmody, 8:08.33
9. Andrew Alexander, 8:11.02
11. Peter Monahan, 8:14.57
20. Tom Seitzer, 8:19.41
22. Kevin Salvano, 8:24.25
Zach Kreft, DNF
Tyler Keslin, DNF

4x400m Relay
11. Notre Dame, 3:20.13

Shot Put
7. Michael Shoaf, 17.30m
13. Shae Watkins, 16.18m
John Stefan, Foul

1 Mile
1. Yared Nuguse, 3:55.62
5. Jake Renfree, 4:03.39
9. Brian Griffith, 4:07.94

8. Erin Sullivan, 2:36.11

3. Maddy Denner, 9:15.07
7. Olivia Markezich, 9:25.33
18. Annasophia Keller, 9:37.17

4x400m Relay
7. Notre Dame, 3:49.45

60m Hurdles
1. Naya Sharp, 8.19 (8.187)
2. Summer Thorpe, 8.19 (8.189)

Pole Vault
9. McKenna Caskey, 3.95m
15. Olivia Fabry, 3.65m

Shot Put
5. Rachel Tanczos, 16.02m
7. Abbey Kapitan, 15.71m
19. Alesis Juntunen, 12.88m

1. Florida State, 140
2. Virginia Tech, 109
3. Virginia, 87
4. Notre Dame, 70
5. North Carolina, 47

1. Virginia Tech, 105.5
2. Miami, 73
3. Notre Dame, 61
4. Clemson, 58
5. Duke, 53.5