The University of Notre Dame women’s cross country program will compete in the Live in Lou Classic on Saturday, Oct. 3 at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The meet will be the second of the season for Notre Dame.
“Our women’s team is relatively healthy and ready to go. It was nice to get our feet wet two weeks ago but with only one team to race it was hard to gauge how fit we were. This week, we will be competing against 8-10 teams and it should give us a much better understanding of what we need to do in the lead up to the ACC Championship.” Hatherly-Piane Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Matt Sparks said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the men’s team will not be traveling to Louisville this weekend for the Louisville Classic. We currently do not have any active COVID-19 cases, but this week we had several members of our men’s team placed in quarantine after they were deemed close contacts of individuals who tested positive. In order to ensure the safety of everyone at this weekend’s meet, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to not travel and compete this weekend.”
What: Live In Lou Classic
When: Oct. 3, 2020
Where: E.P. Tom Sawyer Park | Louisville, Ky.
Schedule of Events: 9:45 a.m. Women’s 5K
The Field: Notre Dame, Louisville, West Virginia, Appalachian State, Charlotte, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Tennessee and Marshall
BY THE NUMBERS
1 — Place finished by Jessica Schneider at the season-opening Irish Class, the first win of her career. Schneider posted a time of 16:59.21.
3 — The Irish women’s squad ranked No. 3 in the 2020 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll.
3 — Place Maddy Denner finished at the ACC Championships last season, the highest finish of any returning Notre Dame women’s runner at the conference championship.
6 — The Irish women’s team returns six student-athletes who competed at the NCAA Championships last season.
7 — The Irish women’s team returns four student-athletes who competed at the NCAA Championships last season.
15 — Notre Dame totaled 15 total points in the season-opening Irish Classic win over Louisville, placing the top five runners. The Irish won by a score of 15-46.