May 3, 2013
PISCATAWAY, NJ – The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up the first day (May 3) of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship at Rutgers University with 19 top-eight finishes through 11 events, which included the decathlon, heptathlon and the men’s and women’s hammer. The three-day conference meet runs from May 3-5 at the Bauer Track & Field Complex.
The women’s team got on the board tallying up seven points in the hammer, the only finals event offered on the first day. Vivien Devaney placed fifth (55.43m) and Madeline Casanova finished sixth (53.72m). Anthony Thomas placed eighth with a hurl of 55.75m in the event on the men’s side, earning one point for the Irish.
Midway through the decathlon and the heptathlon, Ted Glasnow (long jump – 6.78m) and Carly Loeffel (high jump – 1.69m) each achieved a victory in the array of events the pair faced today.
“I thought we did well today in the multi events,” said assistant coach Jim Garnham (field events). “Tomorrow is a new day and we have to focus on the events that are in front of us. The biggest thing is staying consistent and executing in the things we covered in practice – if we do this we should be fine.”
The Irish return to action tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. with the decathlon’s 110mH. The multi-events will crown a winner concluding the heptathlon’s javelin contest at 10:10 a.m. and the decathlon’s 1,500m run at 3:10 p.m. The men’s shot put will begin the field events on the second day at 11 a.m. while the women’s 1,500m run will kickoff the events on the track at 1:30 p.m.
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COMPLETE RESULTS (DAY ONE) – Top Eight
100m (decathlon): Glasnow finished third in his section and fourth overall with a time of 11.25, gathering 806 points in the event. Dean Odegard placed fifth in his section, stopping the clock at 11.81, good for 689 points. Glasnow’s time was the fastest recorded time in his collegiate career in the event.
Long jump (decathlon): Glasnow won the event with a distance of 6.78m, collecting 762 points. Odegard tied for eighth (6.33m-659 points).
400m (decathlon): Glasnow finished fourth in the event with a time of 50.82. Dean Odegard came across the line at 51.75, placing seventh.
High Jump (decathlon): Glasnow tied for second with 1.94m. Odegard placed fifth accomplishing a height of 1.91m
Shot put (decathlon): Glasnow was the event runner-up with a toss of 13.84m. Odegard placed ninth throwing a distance of 10.28m.
Hammer: Anthony Thomas placed eighth with a hurl of 55.40m to earn one point for the Irish.
100mH (heptathlon): Meghan Moore won her section and placed second overall with a time of 14.48. Loeffel picked up a second-place finish in her section and placed third overall after crossing the line at 14.54. Moore’s and Loeffel each achieved their fastest times in the event during their collegiate career.
High jump (heptathlon): Loeffel tied with Villanova’s Katherine Petruzzelis for first-place clearing a height of 1.69m. It ties her best height during the outdoor season as the sophomore achieved the same mark at last year’s league meet. Moore placed seventh (1.51m).
200m (heptathlon): Loeffel placed second in the event with a time of 24.87 followed by Moore who finished fourth (25.26).
Shot put (heptathlon): Loffel finished second with a top distance of 12.25m. Moore reached 10.68m, placing eighth.
Hammer: Vivien Devaney (fifth-53.86m) and Madeline Casanova (sixth-54.39m) combined for seven points in the field of 20 competitors.