The University of Notre Dame track and field program welcomes teams from all over the Midwest this weekend for the Meyo Invitational. The two-day meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 7 and 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Loftus Sports Center.
The majority of Notre Dame’s top competitors will be in action for the meet. Yared Nuguse and Dylan Jacobs will be making their 2020 debuts at the invitational, as both are slated to run the 3,000m race. Other notable Irish athletes to watch are Rachel DaDamio (Mile), Rachel Tanczos and Abbey Kapitan (Weight Throw), Logan Kusky (Weight Throw), Andrew Alexander (3,000m), Maddy Denner (3,000m) and Colton Crum (Pole Vault).
What: Meyo Invitational
When: 4 p.m. ET – Feb. 7 | 10 a.m. ET – Feb. 8
Where: Loftus Sports Center | Notre Dame, Indiana
Links: Meet Schedule| Heat Sheets | Live Results | Live Stream (Begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday)
BY THE NUMBERS
30 — Events won by Notre Dame over the first three meets of the season.
20 — The Irish men finished the 2018-19 indoor season with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
8 — The Irish women finished in eighth place at the 2019 ACC Indoor Championships.
6 — The Irish men finished in sixth place at the 2019 ACC Indoor Championships.
5 — Colton Crum posted the fifth best height in program history in the pole vault at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic on Jan. 17 with a mark of 5.21m to win the event.
4 — The total number of ACC Indoor titles Irish student-athletes claimed in 2019: men’s distance medley relay, men’s mile (Yared Nuguse), men’s weight throw (Logan Kusky) and women’s weight throw (Rachel Tanczos).
2 — Rachel Tanczos broke the Notre Dame program record in the weight throw and set the meet record at the Power Five Invitational with a distance of 22.51m. The junior enters the weekend with the second best mark at the DI level in the event.
1 — The finish of Notre Dame’s men’s distance medley relay team, comprised of Edward Cheatham, Sam Voelz, Dylan Jacobs and Yared Nuguse, at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships, winning the program’s first NCAA title (also in the DMR) since 2012. The team also won the ACC title in the event.
- Rachel Tanczos was named the ACC Field Performer of the Week for the second time this season after setting the program and meet record in the weight throw with a mark of 22.51m.
- Notre Dame accounts for four of the top five spots in the ACC for the 3000, led by Peter Monahan’s time of 8:09.41.
- Summer Thorpe has won the 60m hurdle events in three of the four meets this season and currently ranks fifth in the ACC in the event with a time of 8.34.
- Crum ranks second in the ACC in pole vault entering the weekend with a height of 5.21m.
- Senior Logan Kusky enters the weekend ranked second in the weight throw with a distance of 21.36m.
- Senior Ryan Schweizer got his season off to a good start in December, winning the men’s mile with a time of 4:15.44. This was Schweizer’s first race in two years after missing each of the last two indoor and outdoor track seasons due to injury.