Feb. 26, 2015

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — The University of Notre Dame track & field program kicked off the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday from the snowy campus of Virginia Tech.

Through three scored events the 24th-ranked Irish women stand in a four-way tie for 10th place of 14. Through two scored events, the Irish men sit in 12th place of 12.

In her first ACC Championships, Rachel Rhodes placed sixth in the women’s pentathlon, scoring 3,675 points. Her time of 2:16.72 in the 800 meters was good for second in the event. Lena Madison topped Irish entries in the weight throw with a 12th-place toss of 17.12 meters. The distance medley relay team placed 10th.

In the men’s weight throw, Dominick Padovano notched a personal best of 19.23 meters en route to an eighth-place finish. Meanwhile, the men’s distance medley relay team finished in ninth place, and Brent Swanberg sits in fifth place through four events of the heptathlon. His high jump of 1.99 meters was good for second place, while he also snagged fifth place in the long jump (6.82 meters).

Action at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships will continue tomorrow with field events beginning at noon ET and preliminary races beginning at 2 p.m. To keep up with the Irish, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter and like Notre Dame Cross Country/Track & Field on Facebook.

ACC Championships
1. North Carolina, 22 points
2. Florida State, 20
3. North Carolina State, 18
4. Miami, 16
5. Clemson, 8
6. Duke, 6
7. Louisville, 5
7. Boston College, 5
9. Virginia Tech, 4
10. Pittsburgh, 3
10. Notre Dame, 3
10. Wake Forest, 3
10. Virginia, 3
14. Georgia Tech, 1

6. Rachel Rhodes, 3675
60m hurdles: 13th, 9.55
High jump: 6th, 1.67m
Shot put: 9th, 10.10m
Long jump: 8th, 5.34m
800m: 2nd, 2:16.72

Distance Medley Relay
10. Notre Dame, 11:37.91
Ashlyn Rambo, Payton Miller, Alexis Daugherty, Emily Frydrych

Weight Throw
12. Lena Madison, 17.12m
14. Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, 16.87m
15. Emily Morris, 16.63m

1. Virginia, 20 points
2. Virginia Tech, 11
3. Pittsburgh, 9
4. Duke, 8
5. North Carolina, 6
6. Florida State, 5
7. Syracuse, 4
7. Miami, 4
7. North Carolina State, 4
10. Wake Forest, 3
10. Clemson, 3
12. Notre Dame, 1

Heptathlon (through 4 of 7 events)
5. Brent Swanberg, 2885
60 meters: 14th, 7.56
Long jump: 5th, 6.82m
Shot put: 9th, 12.32m
High jump: 2nd, 1.99m

Distance Medley Relay
9. Notre Dame, 9:54.47
Christopher Quinn, Alex Groesch, Andrew Stone, Billy Dolan

Weight Throw
8. Dominick Padovano, 19.23m
13. Nick Hauser, 17.76m
16. Anthony Shivers, 16.94m

Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant