Patrick Smyth earned his first Academic All-America honor.

Irish Track and Field Wrap Up Alex Wilson Invitational

March 7, 2009

Complete Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Alex Wilson Invitational wrapped up Saturday afternoon at the Loftus Sports Center, after 95 student-athletes set NCAA qualifying marks over the two-day event.

Women’s 60-Meter Hurdles: Miami’s Ti’erra Brown finished first with a time of 8.25, followed by West Virginia’s Chelsea Carrier at 8.27 and Kimberley Laing in third at 8.32.

Men’s 60-Meter Hurdles: Purdue’s Josh Hembrough finished first with a time of 7.77, followed by Kellen Curry, of Air Force, at 8.18.

Women’s 60-Meter Dash: Indiana State’s Jeanne Middleton won the event in 7.51, followed by ChrisDell Harris, of Western Illinois, in second at 7.58.

Men’s 60-Meter Dash: Eastern Illinois’ Demarcus Brooks took the top spot with a time of 6.83.

Women’s 200 Meters: Eastern Illinois’ Shawana Smith won the event in 24.71.

Men’s 200 Meters: Alabama’s Ray Jadusingh finished first with a time of 21.49. Balazs Molnar finished ninth in 22.19.

Women’s 400 Meters: Joanna Schultz finished first in 53.70, followed by UTEP’s Endurance Abinuwa at 54.07 and West Virginia’s April Rotilio in third at 54.29.

Men’s 400 Meters: Baylor’s LeJerald Betters finished first in 46.23. Billy Buzaid finished 16th in 48.62 and Edward Hitchler finished 17th at 48.93.

Women’s 800 Meters: Indiana State’s Erica Moore finished first at 2:04.94. Abby Higgins finished 19th at 2:12.25 and Dominique Taylor was 31st at 2:19.59.

Men’s 800 Meters: Wisconsin’s Zach Beth took the top time at 1:48.89, followed by Blake Choplin in second at 1:49.25. Kevin Labus finished 15th at 1:51.36 and Randall Babb was 19th in 1:52.02.

Men’s Alex Wilson 800 Meters: Villanova’s Sean Tully won the event with a time of 1:48.13. Jack Howard finished 10th in 1:50.41, setting an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

Women’s Mile: Wichita State’s Kellyn Johnson finished first in 4:35.35. Molly Sullivan finished 21st at 5:02.99, followed by Molly Hirt in 22nd at 5:10.27.

Men’s Mile: Wisconsin’s Craig Miller topped the field with a time of 3:59.09. Jordan Carlson finished 18th in 4:;06.74, Ryan Gamboa finished 23rd at 4:09.37 and Spencer Carter was 26th with a time of 4:10.42.

Women’s 3000-Meter Run: Lesley Van Miert, running unattached, took the top spot with a time of 9:17.10. Marissa Treece finished second at 10:06.16, followed by Danielle Quisenberry, running unattached, in third at 10:20.93.

Men’s 3000-Meter Run: Patrick Smyth took the top spot with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7:56.66. Paul Springer finished 16th with a time of 8:15.02.

Women’s 4×400-Meter Relay: Illinois was the top team with a time of 3:35.13.

Men’s 4×400-Meter Relay: Ohio State was the only team competing, finishing with a time of 3:07.98

Men’s Triple Jump: Texas A&M’s Keenan Hall won the event with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 15.68m (51-5 1/2). Eric Quick finished fourth at 14.34m (47-0 3/4).

Women’s Triple Jump: Michigan’s Casey Taylor finished first with a mark of 13.07m (42-10 3/4). Jaime Minor finished fifth at 11:49m (37-8 1/2).

Men’s High Jump: Toronto’s Mark Dillon won the event with a mark of 2.19m (7-2 1/4). Blair Majcina finished eighth at 2.05m (6-8 3/4).

Women’s Pole Vault: Michigan State’s Katie Shaw edged Mary Saxer after both finished with marks of 3.97m (13-0 1/4).

Women’s Shot Put: Illinois’ Aja Evans finished first with a mark of 16.77m (55-0 1/4). Anna Weber finished fourth at 14.19m (46-6 3/4), followed by Jaclyn Espinoza in fifth at 12.74m (41-9 3/4) and Rudy Atang in sixth at 12.60m (41-4 1/4).

Men’s Shot Put: Ohio State’s Patrick Whalen finished first with a mark of 17.87m (58-7 1/2). John Belcher was third at 16.72m (54-10 1/4), Denes Veres finished sixth with a mark of 15.57m (51-1), Andrew Hills was seventh at 15.51m (50-10 3/4) and Greg Davis finished eighth with a toss of 14.84m (48-8 1/4).

The Irish will travel to the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend in College Station, Texas.