Freshman Margaret Bamgbose has already qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 400m dash.

Irish Track And Field Opens 2013 At The Bob Eubanks Open

Jan. 10, 2013


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams return to action for the first time in over a month on Friday as the Irish head to Allendale, Mich., to compete in Grand Valley State University’s Bob Eubanks Open. The two-day meet will take place inside the Kelly Family Sports Center.

Field events are slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday followed by a 3:00 p.m. starting time for the running events. Saturday will kick off with the men’s heptathlon 60m hurdles at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the men’s heptathlon 1,000m run at 1:00 p.m.

The weekend’s contest will feature five Division I institutions, six NAIA institutions, two Division III institutions and one Division II institution. The teams in participation include: Alma College, Bethel College (Ind.), Calvin College, Chicago State University, Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northwood University, University of Notre Dame, Roosevelt University, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor University, St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) and Valparaiso University.

Forty-two roster members will make the trip for Notre Dame.

MEN (17): Andrew Brock, Jarrod Buchanon, Brendan Dougherty, Aaron Dunn, Nick Dunn, Patrick Feeney, Chris Giesting, Ted Glasnow, Ben Harvel, Keith Mesidor, Dean Odegard, Dominick Padovano, Logan Renwick, David Schipper, Jordan Stumph, Brent Swanberg, Anthony Thomas

WOMEN (25): Jade Barber, Margaret Bamgbose, Kaila Barber, Michelle Brown, Kelly Burke, Madeline Casanova, Mikaila Chamblee, Jessie Christian, Vivien Devaney, Chrissy Finkel, Mary Esther Gourdin, Emily Kujawski, Amber Lalla, Lena Madison, Carly Loeffel, Meghan Moore, Emily Morris, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, Fiona Paladino, Ann Polcari, Kayla Polcari, Nevada Sorenson, Aijah Urssery, Jaclyn Winkel, Megan Yanik

Notre Dame’s first and most recent outing of the 2012-13 campaign was on Dec. 7 at the Blue & Gold Invitational. Both squads combined for 13 first-place finishes. Twenty-five women and 19 men qualified for the BIG EAST championship meet.

This weekend’s meet will mark the first of three visits that Notre Dame will make to Grand Valley this year.

Following the Bob Eubanks Open, the Irish return back to campus to host the Notre Dame Invitational on Jan. 19 inside the Loftus Sports Center.

Visit for a full recap on the day-to-day results.


Kaila Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; Long Jump

Jade Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; 60 Meter Dash; 200 Meter Dash

Meghan Moore: 60-Meter Hurdles

Carly Loeffel: 60-Meter Hurdles; High Jump

Jarrod Buchanon: 60-Meter Hurdles

Bryce Wood: 60-Meter Hurdles

Keith Mesidor: Long Jump

Logan Renwick: Long Jump; Triple Jump

Ted Glasnow: Long Jump

Danielle Aragon: 1000 Meter Run

Sydni Meunier: 1000 Meter Run

Emily Frydrych: 1000 Meter Run

Kendra Jennings: High Jump

Patrick Feeney: 400 Meter Dash

Christopher Giesting: 400 Meter Dash

Michelle Brown: 400 Meter Dash

Margaret Bamgbose: 400 Meter Dash

Jaclyn Winkel: 400 Meter Dash

McKinzie Schulz: 1 Mile Run

Megan Yanik: 500 Meter Dash

Amber Lalla: 500 Meter Dash

Brendan Dougherty: 500 Meter Dash

Michael Clevenger: 5000 Meter Run

Martin Grady: 5000 Meter Run

Jake Kildoo: 5000 Meter Run

Walter Schafer: 5000 Meter Run

Kaileen Healy: 800 Meter Run

Steve Blazer: 800 Meter Run

Spencer Rheinhardt: 800 Meter Run

Jessie Christian: Long Jump; Triple Jump

Anthony Thomas: Weight Throw

Jordan Stumph: Weight Throw

Dominick Padovano: Weight Throw

Ann Polcari: Pole Vault

Chrissy Finkel: Pole Vault

David Schipper: Pole Vault

Emily Morris: Shot Put; Weight Throw

Emily Kujawski: Shot Put

Alexa Aragon: 3000 Meter Run

Mary Esther Gourdin: Triple Jump

Vivien Devaney: Weight Throw

Madeline Casanova: Weight Throw

Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu: Weight Throw

Andrew Brock: Shot Put