Jacob Dumford ran a time of 3:46.45 to take second place in the men's 1,500 meters on Friday at the Jesse Owens Track Classic

Irish Log Top Finishes On Day One Of Jesse Owens Track Classic

May 1, 2015


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Facing a number of competitive heats to open the competition on Friday night, the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track & field teams logged multiple top finishes during the first day of the Jesse Owens Track Classic at the Jesse Owens Memorial Track.

Five Irish men’s athletes posted top results in their given events, led by a runner-up effort for Jacob Dumford in the 1,500 meters. Dumford crossed the finish line in 3:46.45 to take second place in the race’s first heat. Chris Marco (seventh, 3:50.35) and Christopher Quinn (14th, 3:52.97) added top 15 finishes for Notre Dame in the 1,500 meters. Kris Moran chipped in a 10th place time in the 5,000 meters showcase, clocking a 15:06.86 readout.

Greg Bombara paced all Irish men’s throwers with a fourth-place finish in the javelin, throwing a top distance of 58.79m on his second attempt. In the discus, Dominick Padovano took fifth place with a 51.57m effort, while Anthony Shivers fouled out on his three attempts.

For the Notre Dame women, Sydni Meunier ran the fastest time of the night for the Irish in the 1,500 meters, clocking in at 4:30.12 for 17th place. Ashlyn Rambo added a 21st place result (4:34.99), while Emily Frydrych placed 36th with a time of 4:44.13.

Notre Dame resumes competition on day two of the Jesse Owens Track Classic on Saturday, with the men’s pole vault scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (ET). To keep up with all things Irish track & field, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter and like Notre Dame Cross Country/Track & Field on Facebook.

Jesse Owens Track Classic
May 1, 2015
Jesse Owens Memorial Track — Ohio State University

Men’s Entries
5. Dominick Padovano, 51.57m
Anthony Shivers, Foul
4. Greg Bombara, 58.79m
5,000 meters showcase
10. Kris Moran, 15:06.86
1,500 meters
2. Jacob Dumford, 3:46.45
7. Chris Marco, 3:50.35
14. Christopher Quinn, 3:52.97

Women’s Entries
Brett Whalen, Foul
Lena Madison, NH
1,500 meters
17. Sydni Meunier, 4:30.12
21. Ashlyn Rambo, 4:34.99
36. Emily Frydrych, 4:44.13
Karen Lesiewicz, DNS