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Irish Close Out Weekend With 21 Total Top-10 Finishes

The University of Notre Dame track and field program concluded with several strong performances on the final day of the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. Ten student-athletes placed in the top-10 in their events for the Irish on the second day, giving the program a total of 21 top-10 finishes, including four first place finishes for the weekend between the two meets.

On the track, the women’s hurdlers turned in another stellar performance for the Irish. Seniors Summer Thorpe and Naya Sharp each won their heats in the 60m hurdles qualifying round to advance to the finals in Nashville. Sharp then took center stage in the finals and won the event with a PR of 8.34, the sixth-fastest time in the ACC this season.

In the field events, junior McKenna Caskey stood out for the Irish, as she set a PR with a 3.97m pole vault to win the event at the Music City Challenge. Freshman Olivia Fabry placed third in the event with a mark of 3.76m, a PR of her own.

Next up, the Irish will host the Alex Wilson Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 22.


Music City Challenge
Vanderbilt Multipurpose Fieldhouse
Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 15, 2020

Shot Put
14. Michael Shoaf, 16.31m

400m Run
5. Luis Cossio, 49.96
13. Joseph Dobrydney, 50.94

800m Run
5. Mikayla Schneider, 2:07.32
7. Erin Sullivan, 2:09.22

1 Mile Run
40. Jocelyn Long, 5:08.42

3000m Run
2. Olivia Markezich, 9:37.59
20. Jessica Schneider, 9:57.48

60m Hurdles Final
1. Naya Sharp, 8.34
4. Summer Thorpe, 8.39

60m Hurdles Qualifying
1. Summer Thorpe, 8.49
4. Naya Sharp, 8.52
16. Madysen Hunter, 8.79

Pole Vault
1. McKenna Caskey, 3.97m
3. Olivia Fabry, 3.76m
11. Alexandra Chlumsky, 3.46m

Shot Put
7. Rachel Tanczos, 15.19m
9. Abbey Kapitan, 14.79m
20. Alesis Juntunen, 13.49m

Iowa State Classic
Lied Recreation Athletic Center
Ames, Iowa
Feb. 15, 2020

1 Mile Run
24. Ryan Schweizer, 4:08.98