April 30, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa/HILLSDALE, Mich. – The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams held competition at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa and the Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich. through the weekend and the men’s 4×1,600-meter relay comprised of Jordan Carlson, Johnathan Shawel, J.P. Malette, and Jeremy Rae claimed second place in 16:38.99.
Women’s Results at the Drake Relays
800-meter run: Abby Higgins was the 14th-place finisher in 2:16.43.
100-meter hurdles: Nevada Sorenson finished in 10th place in 13.97.
Pole Vault: Chrissy Finkel placed 16th (3.70m).
Shot Put: Rudy Atang placed 20th (13.80m).
800-meter run: Kelly Langhans placed ninth in 2:14.78.
Men’s Results at the Drake Relays
Shot Put: Denes Veres was the 10th-place finisher (16.74m).
Women’s Results from the Hillsdale Relays
Shot Put: Emily Kujawski finished in seventh place (12.84m) and Madeline Casanova finished ninth (12.23m).
Long Jump: Lauren Leniart placed 17th (5.15m).
Hammer Throw: Mason Bashaw placed eighth (44.72m) and Vivien Devaney was the 13th-place finisher (41.89m).
High Jump: Kendra Jennings finished eighth (1.60m)
400-meter hurdles: Megan Yankik was the first-place finisher in 1:00.41, followed by Jaclyn Winkel in 28th place in 1:08.26.
1,500-meter run Invite: Kelly Curran finished second in 4:25.52, followed by Alexa Aragon in fifth place in 4:27.73. Meg Ryan placed ninth in 4:30.34 and McKinzie Schulz finished 14th (4:31.89).
5,000-meter run Invite: Susanna Sullivan placed second in 16:56.43, followed by Rachel Velarde in third place in 17:00.03 and Lindsey Ferguson in ninth place in 17:09.76. Theresa Cattuna finished 22nd in 17:40.72, while Marissa Treece finished 26th (17:48.66) and Kari Johnson was 28th in 17:51.02.
Pole Vault: Kelly Burke finished in fifth place (3.70m), followed by Kathryn Barousse and Annie Polcari who tied for ninth place (3.70m) and Jessica Sullivan who finished in 11th place (3.70m).
400-meter dash: Natalie Geiger finished in 10th place in 58.84 and Tiffany Tibbot finished 32nd in 1:02.29.
100-meter dash: Aijah Urssery finished in seventh place in 12.31.
3,000-meter run: Molly Hirt finished in 14th place in 10:26.15.
Men’s Results from the Hillsdale Relays
Hammer Throw: John Belcher placed second with a 56.75m toss, followed by Greg Davis in third place (54.80m) and Mitchell Gormley in sixth place (52.94m). Mike Smigelksi finished eighth (52.94m) and Andrew Hills placed 15th (45.88m).
High Jump: Doug Onuscheck was the sixth-place finisher as he cleared 1.95m.
Long Jump: Patrick Glass placed seventh (6.77m).
400-meter hurdles: Matthew Brown was the 10th-place finisher in 54.51.
3,000-meter steeplechase: Thomas Noel placed seventh in 9:36.91.
Triple Jump: Patrick Glass finished in seventh place (12.86m).
Javelin Throw: Peter Kristiansen placed second (53.82m).
110-meter hurdles: Dean Odegard finished 22nd in 17.57.
1,500-meter run: Kelly Lynch claimed second place in 3:55.30.
400-meter dash: Eric Roth was the ninth-place finisher in 49.70.