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Irish Conclude Competition At Sun Angel Classic

April 8, 2017

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By Megan Golden

TEMPE, Ariz. — The University of Notre Dame track and field team wrapped up action at the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday at Arizona State’s Sun Angel Track.

Sophomore Alexa Coubal highlighted the field events on Saturday as she set a collegiate personal record in the discus. Coubal placed sixth and threw 44.71m.

Senior Indi Jackson threw a season-best 15.96m in the women’s shot put premiere, coming in fifth place overall.

Sophomore Kyla Lewis came in 12th in the 100m dash premiere, recording a team-best time of 12.10.

Freshman Summer Thorpe placed fifth overall in the 100m hurdles (13.86), while freshman Madysen Hunter recorded a collegiate personal record with a time of 14.81.

Junior Payton Miller was the top Irish finisher in the 200m dash open as she set a personal record with a fourth-place finish (24.79). Freshmen Madysen Hunter (25.26) and Michaela Butler (25.40) finished sixth and tied for eighth, respectively.

In the 400m, Miller finished sixth, recording a time of 54.98.

Junior Jordan Shead led the Irish in the 400m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 59.14 seconds and placing fourth with a personal record.

Senior Jacob Dumford finished the 800m race just .03 seconds shy of matching his personal record. Dumford placed seventh with a time of 1:51.82.

Junior Kevin Pulliam recorded a personal record in the 1,500m race, running a time of 3:56.14 and coming in fourth place overall. Fellow junior Brent Kennedy (4:01.89) also ran to a personal record in the 1,500m.

Top Irish Finishers

Women’s 100m open:

6. Michaela Butler – 12.40

Women’s 100m premiere:

12. Kyla Lewis – 12.10

Women’s 200m open:

4. Payton Miller – 24.79

Women’s 200m premiere:

12. Kyla Lewis – 24.84

Women’s 400m:

6. Payton Miller – 54.98

Women’s 100mH:

5. Summer Thorpe – 13.86

Women’s 400mH:

4. Jordan Shead – 59.14

Women’s 4x400m:

8. Notre Dame – 3:45.65

Women’s Triple Jump:

10. Taylor Craft – 12.13m

Women’s Shot Put open:

3. Abbey Kapitan – 14.86m

Women’s Shot Put premiere:

5. Indi Jackson – 15.96m

Women’s Discus:

6. Alexa Coubal – 44.71m

Men’s 100m:

25. Zachary Zajdel – 10.98

Men’s 200m:

20. Zachary Zajdel – 21.96

Men’s 800m:

7. Jacob Dumford – 1:51.82

Men’s 1,500m:

4. Kevin Pulliam – 3:56.14

Men’s High Jump:

3. Matthew Birzer – 2.15m

Men’s Shot Put:

5. Logan Kusky – 15.81m

Men’s Discus:

7. Anthony Shivers – 50.79m

Coming Up Next

The Irish return to action at the ACC/Big 10 Challenge at noon ET on April 15 at Cardinal Park (Louisville, Kentucky).

For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Irish track and field team, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter.


Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.