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Irish Set The Stage For Championship Saturday

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame track and field program turned in several stellar performances on the second day as the hosts of the ACC Indoor Championships in the Loftus Sports Center. In all, the Irish claimed two medals on the day and qualified seven individuals to compete in the championships on Saturday. 

Entering Saturday, the Notre Dame men’s team is in fourth place and the women’s team is tied for third on the leaderboard.

On the track, Matthew Carmody stole the show for the Irish on Friday. After leading the pack at the start of the race, the sophomore finished strong to take second in the men’s 5000m run with a time of 13:59.30, earning his first ever medal at the ACC Championships.

In the field events, Colton Crum had the team’s best performance of the day. The sophomore posted a career-best mark of 5.28m in the pole vault to place second in the event and also earn his first ever trip to the podium at the ACC Championships.

In the women’s 60m hurdles prelims, Naya Sharp and Summer Thorpe each had career days to advance to the Saturday finals. They each won their heats with a time of 8.26, a PR for both of them and tied for the third-best time in the conference this season.

The best finish of the day for the Irish came from Yared Nuguse as he won the prelims in the men’s 1 mile run with a time of 4:02.59. Joining him in the finals will be teammates Brian Griffith (4:05.56, PR) and Jake Renfree (4:08.57).

Others who qualified for the finals include Samuel Voelz in the men’s 800m (1:51.32) and Erin Sullivan in the women’s 800m (2:09.16, PR).

The meet wraps up on Saturday with the third day of the ACC Indoor Championships set to start at 11 a.m. ET in the Loftus Sports Center.


ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Loftus Sports Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Feb. 27-29, 2020

60m Prelim
Temitope Agoro, DNS

400m Prelim
16. Edward Cheatham, 47.81
30. Luis Cossio, 49.62

800m Prelim
6. Samuel Voelz, 1:51.32
10. Vincent Zona, 1:52.49
18. Clayton Goldman, 1:55.26

1 Mile Prelim
1. Yared Nuguse, 4:02.59
4. Brian Griffith, 4:05.56
7. Jake Renfree, 4:08.57
14. Matt Frazier, 4:09.83
22. Ryan Schweizer, 4:11.64

2. Matthew Carmody, 13:59.30
9. Andrew Alexander, 14:15.64
10. Danny Kilrea, 14:16.16
12. Peter Monahan, 14:18.98
14. Zach Kreft, 14:20.11
21. Brendan Fraser, 14:28.40

High Jump
Sam Grewe, NH

Pole Vault
2. Colton Crum, 5.28m

Long Jump
Antonio Villegas, Foul

60m Prelim
23. Michaela Butler, 7.89

800m Prelim
6. Erin Sullivan, 2:09.16
10. Mikalya Schneider, 2:09.73
18. Jocelyn Long, 2:12.77

1 Mile Prelim
15. Annasophia Keller, 4:53.32
27. Jessica Schneider, 5:02.74

5. Maddy Denner, 16:23.66
6. Rachel DaDamio, 16:24.82
8. Erin Archibeck, 16:26.77
20. Meghan Scott, 16:50.79
25. Katie Rose Blachowicz, 17:04.74

60m Hurdles Prelim
3. Naya Sharp, 8.26
4. Summer Thorpe, 8.26
19. Madysen Hunter, 8.75

High Jump
T14. Sarah Flight, 1.65m

Long Jump
22. Naya Sharp, 5.26m

1. Florida State, 46
2. Virginia, 45
3. Virginia Tech, 40
4. Notre Dame, 37
5. Duke, 18

1. Louisville, 34.5
2. Duke, 34
T3. Notre Dame, 26
T3. NC State, 26
5. Virginia Tech