Jan. 17, 2015
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Notre Dame track and field program boasted several strong performances on Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational at the University of Michigan.
On the women’s side, the Irish claimed first place in four events, and second place in two more. Freshman Jessica Harris built off her premier performance at the Blue & Gold Invitational and won the 600 meters with a time of 1:31.98, while classmate Parker English claimed her first collegiate win in the 400 in 56.47. Sophomore Emily Carson claimed first in the long jump (5.76 meters), and the Irish 4×400 meter relay team (Jade Barber, Margaret Bamgbose, Jordan Shead and English) won that event in 3:46.71.
Bamgbose took second in the 200 meters (24.93), while Allison Bartoszewicz (25.20) placed third. In the 3,000 meters, Sydni Meunier placed second in 9:50.82. Carson was third in the 60 meter dash in 7.69, and Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu also took third in the weight throw with a toss of 17.41 meters.
On the men’s side, Chris Quinn claimed first in the mile with a time of 4:16.54. Brent Swanberg took second in the long jump with a 6.32 meter jump. Dominick Padovano placed third in the weight throw with an 18.36 meter throw, and Harvey Smith took third in the 200 meter dash in 22.44.
The Irish return to action at 10 a.m. ET next Saturday at the Notre Dame Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center.
By Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant