Jan. 27, 2017
By Megan Golden
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Notre Dame track and field team totaled three individual victories at day one of the Black & Gold Premier on Friday at the Iowa Recreation Building.
Sophomore Matthew Birzer finished first in the high jump (2.13m), senior Nate Richartz was first in the pole vault (5.25m), and junior Allison Bartoszewicz recorded first place in the 200m dash (25.38).
Freshman Clay Goldman set a PR with a third-place finish in the 600m (1:22.33). On the women’s side, junior Payton Miller recorded a PR with a time of 25.29 and a seventh-place finish in the 200m premier. Sophomore Kyla Lewis finished just behind Miller in eighth (25.42).
In the women’s 200m dash, Bartoszewicz led an Irish trio, including freshmen Michaela Butler (2nd, 25.74) and Madysen Hunter (3rd, 25.79), which crossed the finish line in the top three spots.
For the men, sophomore Zachary Zajdel (22.23) and freshman Troy Pride Jr. (22.54) finished third and fourth, respectively. Senior Tommy Grant (22.73) raced in the 200m premier, finishing 11th overall. Zajdel, Pride and Grant each will compete in the 60m dash on Saturday.
The Irish will continue action at the Black & Gold Premier tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
Fans are encouraged to watch the action LIVE at hawkeyesports.com or follow the live results feed at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive. For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Fighting Irish track and field program, 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.