April 16, 2016

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By Lizzie Mikes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With most of their roster competing in at least one event Saturday, the University of Notre Dame track & field program celebrated no less than five first-place victories at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Saturday. Anthony Shivers (Junior / Salem, Ohio) won in the men’s discus throw event, while no less than four track athletes — Kaila Barber (Graduate Student / Middleburg Heights, Ohio), Sydney Foreman (Sophomore / Charlotte, N.C.), Jordan Shead (Sophomore / St. Charles, Ill.) and Margaret Bamgbose (Senior / Evanston, Ill.) all won their respective events.

Anthony Shivers wins men’s discus throw.

Shivers threw a total of six times in the discus throw, but none went farther than his second, marked off at 55.45m. Joining him in the event was Daniel Hardiman, whose farthest throw measured 44.47m.

Other top men’s field performers for Notre Dame included high jumpers Matt Birzer and Hunter Holton, Hardiman in the shot put, and Brent Swanberg in long jump. Birzer claimed second in the high jump (2.05m) and was followed by several others who reached that mark, including Holton who claimed fifth. Hardiman took 10th in shot put with a distance of 14.50m, and Swanberg, 11th in long jump (6.56m).

A myriad of field athletes appeared for the Notre Dame women’s team as well Saturday. Lena Madison was the sole Irish athlete in action Friday evening, taking 10th in the women’s hammer throw with a 51.00m throw. Saturday, Carly Loeffel earned third place in the long jump (5.84m) with Dominique DeMoe finishing 10th (4.88m). Kara Snyder was the only entrant in pole vault, finishing eighth (3.56m). Madison again earned 10th place (42.49m) and was bested by teammate Alexa Coubal (43.02m) in discus throw, with Coubal taking ninth. Taylor Craft finished second in the triple jump event (11.81m), with Loeffel and Brett Whalen closing out the day in the javelin throw. Whalen had the higher finish, in sixth place (37.38m), with Loeffel taking 10th (28.43m).

Swanberg, who was competing in the men’s heptathlon, also ran in the 100m hurdles, finishing ninth in the prelims (15.29). The Irish also cheered on Billy Dolan (17th, 3:55.58) and Kevin Pulliam (23rd, 4:03.03) in the 1500m. In the 400m, Alex Groesch (48.91), Drake Stimson (48.94), Patrick O’Connell (49.16) and Kirk Hansen (50.30) finished 11-13th, with Hansen crossing 20th.

The men’s team finished their day in the 800m and 400m hurdles, with Grant Koch (1:52.71), Andrew Stone (1:52.85) and Michael Morris (1:55.40) racing to fourth, fifth and 10th respectively in the 800m, while Aaron Dunn (55.77) finished 10th in the 400m hurdles.

The women’s team heated up the track at Cardinal Park, with multiple top-five finishes across the day. In the 100m hurdles, Barber easily advanced to the finals with a 13.18 time in her preliminary heat, and went on to win, crossing in 13.03. Joining her was Loeffel, competing in the women’s heptathlon, who finished in 14.54 in the prelims and was seventh overall at the finals (14.27). Craft also came in 10th in the prelims (14.66) but did not advance to the finals.

In the 100m dash, Kyla Lewis and Allison Bartoszewicz both had prime times in the prelims (11.86 and 12.15 respectively), and went on the finals, where Lewis finished sixth (11.69) and Bartoszewicz, seventh (12.06).

Barber wasn’t the only first-place winner Saturday, as Sydney Foreman stepped up to the podium in the 5,000m race. Foreman, who finished in 17:07.60, also ran alongside Kaitlin Frei, who finished fourth (17:25.12). In addition, Jordan Shead won the 400m dash (54.32), besting Payton Miller (55.91) who placed sixth. Bamgbose, running in an off-event for her, took first place in the 200m dash (23.34), leading Barber (fourth, 23.82), Lewis (eighth, 24.56), Bartoszewicz (24.60, ninth) and Miller (24.91, 12th).

Jamie Marvil, Kelly Hart, Stephanie Knight and Samantha Murray all raced in the 800m, with Marvil earning the top time of 2:08.00, good for second place. Hart crossed the finish line in 2:13.21, Knight, 2:14.05 and Murray, 2:19.79. Mikaila Chamblee stepped up to the starting blocks in the 400m hurdles as the lone Irish entrant, and finished sixth overall (1:04.51).

In the last track event of the day, Shead, Miller, Chamblee and Parker English all raced together in the 4x400m relay, taking fifth place with their 3:47.00 showing.

The Irish are now halfway through the outdoor season, with ACC Outdoor Championships fast approaching. Their next meet takes place at the University of Virginia, held April 22-23rd.

Notre Dame Results, ACC/Big Ten Challenge

W Hammer Throw

  1. Lena Madison 51.00m

M Shot Put

  1. Daniel Hardiman 14.50m

M Long Jump

  1. Brent Swanberg 6.56m

M High Jump

  1. Matt Birzer 2.05m

5. Hunter Holton 2.05m

W Long Jump

  1. Carly Loeffel 5.84m

10. Dominique DeMoe 4.88m

M Discus Throw

  1. Anthony Shivers 55.45m

13. Daniel Hardiman 44.47m

W Pole Vault

  1. Kara Snyder 3.56m

W Discus Throw

  1. Alexa Coubal 43.02m
  2. Lena Madison 42.49m

W Triple Jump

  1. Taylor Craft 11.81m

W Javelin Throw

  1. Brett Whalen 37.38m

10. Carly Loeffel 28.43m

M 110m Hurdles

  1. Brent Swanberg 15.29 (prelims)

100m Hurdles

  1. Kaila Barber 13.18 (prelims) 1. 13.03 (finals)

9. Carly Loeffel 14.54 (prelims) 7. 14.27 (finals)
10. Taylor Craft 14.66 (prelims)

W 100m Dash

  1. Kyla Lewis 11.86 (prelims) 6. 11.69 (finals)

7. Allison Bartoszewicz 12.15 (prelims) 7. 12.06 (finals)

W 5,000m

  1. Sydney Foreman 17:07.60

4. Kaitlin Frei 17:25.12

M 1500m

  1. Billy Dolan 3:55.58

23. Kevin Pulliam 4:03.03

W 400m Dash

  1. Jordan Shead 54.32

6. Payton Miller 55.91

M 400m Dash

  1. Alex Groesch 48.91
  2. Drake Stimson 48.94
  3. Patrick O’Connell 49.16

20. Kirk Hansen 50.30

W 800m

  1. Jamie Marvil 2:08.00

11. Kelly Hart 2:13.21
13. Stephanie Knight 2:14.05
22. Samantha Murray 2:19.79

M 800m

  1. Grant Koch 1:52.71
  2. Andrew Stone 1:52.85

10. Michael Morris 1:55.40

W 400m Hurdles

  1. Mikaila Chamblee 1:04.51

M 400m Hurdles

  1. Aaron Dunn 55.77

W 200m Dash

  1. Margaret Bamgbose 23.34

4. Kaila Barber 23.82
8. Kyla Lewis 24.56
9. Allison Bartoszewicz 24.60
12. Payton Miller 24.91

W 4×400 Relay

  1. Shead, Miller, Chamblee, English 3:47.00

— ND —

Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.