March 27, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Irish track and field squads started the outdoor season strong Friday while competing on the first day of events at the Arizona State and Stanford invitationals.
Notre Dame saw four top-five finishes at the Stanford meet, while John Belcher qualified for the finals of the men’s hammer throw at the Arizona State Invitational.
The Irish continue competition at both meets Saturday.
Arizona State Invitational Results
Men’s Hammer: John Belcher advanced to the finals, finishing 10th with a mark of 56.88m (186-07). The Sun Devils’ Jason Lewis was the top thrower at 66.15m (217-00). Greg Davis finished 17th in the preliminaries at 51.60m (169-03), Andrew Hills was 22nd with a toss of 49.31m (161-09) ad Denes Veres finished 25th at 48.53m (159-03).
Stanford Invitational Results
Men’s 1500m Section 3: Jeremy Rae finished fourth in 3:47.85, followed by Jordan Carlson in fifth at 3:48.25. J.P. Mallette clocked in at 3:51.07 to finish eighth. Oklahoma State’s Johnathan Stublaski won the heat in 3:46.56.
Men’s 1500m Section 5: Spencer Carter finished 10th in 3:57.11. Princeton’s Tony Salvatore was first in 3:51.27.
Men’s 10,000m Section 2: Dan Jackson finished 10th in 29:29.89 as Oklahoma’s Jeremy Sudbury was first at 29:18.64.
Women’s 1500m Section 3: Marissa Treece clocked in at 4:31.46 to finish seventh. Utah’s Alyssa Abbott was first at 4:27.62.
Women’s 1500m Section 4: Rebecca Tracy finished third in 4:26.18 just behind Seattle Pacific’s Jane Larson in first at 4:23.05 and SMU’s Mary Alenbratt in second at 4:25.90.
Women’s 1500m Section 7: Molly Hirt finished 13th with a time of 4:51.97. Nebraska’s Erica Hamik and Brooke Dinsdale were the top two finishers, clocking in at 4:33.10 and 4:33.50, respectively.
Women’s 5000m Section 1: Lindsey Ferguson finished 14th in 16:52.22 as Seattle Pacific’s Jessica Pixler won the heat in 15:44.07.