Brent Swanberg

Irish Turn In Day One At Georgia Tech, Virginia

April 17, 2015

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s sprinters and field athletes completed the first day of competition Friday at the Georgia Tech Invitational at George C Griffin Track in Atlanta.

Jade and Kaila Barber posted a pair of top three finishes in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries and semifinals. The pair finished second and third, respectively, in the preliminary race, while Jade Barber placed first in the semifinal and Kaila Barber once again took third.

In the field, Emily Morris claimed the crown in the shot put, notching her second-best throw of the season. For the men, freshman Greg Bombara placed third in the javelin (52.82 meters), his third top-three finish of the season. In the hammer throw, Dominick Padovano finished fourth with a toss of 52.29 meters.

Action resumes at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday with field events, with running events to pick back up at 1 p.m. EDT.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The University of Notre Dame track & field program saw a pair of multi-event athletes get off to strong starts at the Virginia Challenge at Lannigan Field at the University of Virginia.

Carly Loeffel sits in fifth place in the heptathlon (3240 points) after four events on Friday, highlighted by a second-place showing in the 100-meter hurdles (14.25) and a fourth-place hop in the high jump (1.66m).

On the men’s side, Brent Swanberg is in eighth place (3538 points) halfway through the decathlon, with a third-place toss in the shot put (13.07m) accentuating the day.

Also on Friday, Sydni Meunier placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Danielle Aragon came in seventh in the 800 meters.

Action in Virginia picks back up 9 a.m. EDT on Saturday, with the main event commencing at 6:55 p.m. EDT. Live results for each meet will be available through the links at the top of the story. To keep up with Irish track & field, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter and like Notre Dame Cross Country/Track & Field on Facebook.

Women’s Results
100 meters (prelims)
24. Emily Carson, 12.26
100-meter hurdles (prelims)
2. Jade Barber, 13.43 Q
3. Kaila Barber, 13.62 Q
100-meter hurdles (semis)
1. Jade Barber, 13.27
3. Kaila Barber, 13.65
1,500 meters
6. Ashlyn Rambo, 4:32.05
Long Jump
11. Emily Carson, 5.57m
Shot Put
1. Emily Morris, 15.15m
Hammer Throw
7. Lena Madison, 50.03m
17. Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, 40.78m
7. Brett Whalen, 34.36m
Men’s Results
Hammer Throw
4. Dominick Padovano, 57.29m
10. Nicholas Hauser, 52.97m
13. Anthony Shivers, 51.27m
3. Greg Bombara, 52.82m

Women’s Results
800 meters
7. Danielle Aragon, 2:07.34
3,000-meter steeplechase
6. Sydni Meunier, 10:20.32
200 meter – heptathlon
10. Carly Loeffel, 25.57
13. Rachel Rhodes, 25.95
100-meter hurdle – heptathlon
2. Carly Loeffel, 14.25
13. Rachel Rhodes, 15.30
High Jump – heptathlon
T-4. Carly Loeffel, 1.66m
T-10. Rachel Rhodes, 1.60m
Shot Put – heptathlon
5. Carly Loeffel, 11.93m
13. Rachel Rhodes, 10.03m
Heptathlon – through four events
5. Carly Loeffel, 3240 points
12. Rachel Rhodes, 2871 points
Men’s Results
100 meters – decathlon
16. Brent Swanberg, 11.75
400 meters – decathlon
10. Brent Swanberg, 51.27
High Jump – decathlon
T-11. Brent Swanberg, 1.86m
Long Jump – decathlon
9. Brent Swanberg, 6.64m
Shot Put – decathlon
3. Brent Swanberg, 13.07m
Decathlon – through five events
8. Brent Swanberg, 3538 points

Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant