Junior Danielle Aragon anchored the women's distance medley relay, which posted the nation's fourth-best time Saturday based on marks entering the day.

Irish Close Regular Slate At Alex Wilson Invite

Feb. 21, 2015

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame track & field program completed regular season indoor competition Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational inside the Loftus Sports Center, a meet highlighted by an elite distance medley relay field.

The women’s distance medley produced six of the nation’s top 12 times based on marks entering the day, with Baylor taking the top spot at the meet and second in the country with an Alex Wilson record of 10:58.52. The Irish grouping of Jessica Harris, Margaret Bamgbose, Samantha Murray and Danielle Aragon, placed third in the race to etch the nation’s fourth-best time in 11:01.59.

The top 12 national times qualify for the NCAA Championships.

“The main purpose was for our elite kids to bolster their position on the national list,” head coach Alan Turner said. “We ran our A team in the DMR and they ran great and their time should definitely get them into the national meet. … On paper, we’re just as good as anybody in the country.

“We were third in the country last year, and before that we were seventh, so we’re going to be in the mix again in three weeks when we go to the NCAA meet.”

In the field, Emily Morris won the women’s shot put with a throw of 15.39 meters, while Dominick Padovano took the ribbon in the men’s weight throw with a personal best toss of 18.98 meters.

A new Alex Wilson and Meyo Track record was set in the women’s mile, with two runners besting Rebecca Tracy’s 4:33.53, set at the 2013 invitational. Unattached Becca Addison set the new standard in with a 4:30.70 mark, while Saucony’s Nicole Sifuentes posted a time of 4:32.36.

The Irish next head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, held Thursday through Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia. For the latest updates on Irish track & field, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter and like Notre Dame Cross Country/Track & Field on Facebook.

60-meter hurdles
1. Jade Barber, 8.22
6. Rachel Rhodes, 9.49

60 meters (prelims)
7. Allison Bartoszewicz, 7.73

200 meters
5. Allison Bartoszewicz, 24:50
11. Mikaila Chamblee, 26.49

400 meters
5. Amber Lalla, 55.35
9. Michelle Rotondo, 56.84
14. Mikaila Chamblee, 58.35

800 meters
7. Jamie Marvil, 2:10.09
9. Alexis Daugherty, 2:11.51
11. Ashlyn Rambo, 2:11.85
14. Kaileen Healy, 2:20.29

10. Emily Frydrych, 4:50.43
11. Taylor Driscoll, 4:50.85
17. Sydni Meunier, 4:57.40
18. Elise Brady, 4:57.86
19. Sydney Foreman, 4:59.71
21. Katie Moran, 5:07.95
23. Catherine Lombardo, 5:23.65

3,000 meters
6. Karen Lesiewicz, 9:41.19
8. Hannah Eckstein, 10:03.30
9. Kaitlin Frei, 10:21.12

Distance Medley Relay
3. Notre Dame `A,’ 11:01.59
Jessica Harris, Margaret Bamgbose, Samantha Murray, Danielle Aragon

4×400-meter relay
4. Notre Dame `A,’ 3:38.49
Parker English, Jordan Shead, Payton Miller, Margaret Bamgbose

Shot Put
1. Emily Morris, 15.39m

Weight Throw
3. Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, 17.57m
4. Emily Morris, 17.03m

Pole Vault
5. Kayla Polcari, 3.96m
6. Allie Sullivan, 3.81m

High Jump
1. Rachel Rhodes, 1.66m

Long Jump
6. Laura Wendelberger, 5.22m

Triple Jump
5. Mary Esther Gourdin, 11.70m

60-meter hurdles (prelims)
11. Hunter Holton, 8.98
12. Drake Stimson, 9.71

60 meters (prelims)
5. Keith Mesidor, 7.00
7. Brent Swanberg, 7.65

60 meters (finals)
4. Keith Mesidor, 6.90

400 meters
3. Alex Groesch, 48.93
6. Oye Eyeguokan, 49.46
11. Ben Harvel, 49.96

9. Billy Dolan, 4:09.73
16. Kris Moran, 4:16.44
17. Brent Kennedy, 4:16.71

Shot Put
6. Tommy Rhodes, 15.08m
7. Dominick Padovano, 14.92m

Weight Throw
1. Dominick Padovano, 18.98m
3. Nick Hauser, 17.91m
4. Anthony Hauser, 17.59m

Pole Vault
3. David Schipper, 4.70m

High Jump
1. Hunter Holton, 1.95m
2. Brent Swanberg, 1.90m

Long Jump
4. Keith Mesidor, 7.11m
6. Drake Stimson, 5.73m

Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant