Jan. 10, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Notre Dame track and field teams started the spring off on a high note, finding success in multiple events at the Indiana Opener Saturday.
Senior Mary Saxer won the women’s pole vault event with a mark of 4.00m. Sophomores Kelly Langhans and Natalie Johnson finished 1-2 in the women’s 600m dash with times of 1:33.47 and 1:34.65, respectively. Freshman Jordan Rincon and senior Billy Buzaid took the top two spots in the men’s 600m dash, finishing in 1:20.06 and 1:20.46, respectively.
Women’s 400m: Schultz clocked in at 56.29 to finish fifth.
Women’s 600m: Behind Langhans and Johnson, Allison Schroeder finished seventh in 1:36.76.
Women’s 800m: Elizabeth Myers finished fourth with a time of 2:15.76.
Women’s 60m Hurdles: Watkins crossed the line in 9.00 to finish seventh.
Women’s High Jump: Maddie Buttinger jumped 1.70m to finish fourth.
Women’s Pole Vault: Behind Saxer in first, Ann Polcari finished 15th with a mark of 3.35m.
Women’s Shot Put: Anna Weber finished seventh with a toss of 14.00m, while Buttinger placed 21st with a throw of 10.31m.
Women’s Weight Throw: Weber cleared 19.18m to finish second, just .50m out of first.
Men’s 400m: Alex Korenstra finished seventh with a time of 50.80, while Reed clocked in at 54.06 to finish 15th.
Men’s 800m: Justin Schneider finished fourth with a time of 1:56.81.
Men’s Long Jump: Eric Quick grabbed the second spot with a jump of 7.13m. Schneider finished 14th with a mark of 5.26m.
Men’s Weight Throw: Mitchell Gormley finished 10th with a throw of 16.65m. Veres was 13th with a mark of 15.27m, and Hills notched a throw of 14.00m to finish 18th.
The Irish return to the Loftus Center next week to host the Notre Dame Indoor Opener Friday evening.