April 2, 2016
By Lizzie Mikes
NOTRE DAME, Ind. ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” Kicking off competition at the Stanford Invitational, the University of Notre Dame track and field team participated in several events Friday in Palo Alto. Juniors Indi Jackson (Pontiac, Mich. / Walled Lake Central) and Anthony Shivers (Salem, Ohio / Salem) won the women’s shot put and men’s discus throw.
Jackson, who took first place with a 14.76m throw, was joined by Alexa Coubal, who finished 14th with her 12.96m performance.
Shivers registered a final mark of 54.15 meters as the lone entrant in the event.
On the track, Alexa Pelletier finished ninth in section three of the 5,000m (16:13.96), while Rachel DaDamio finished 11th in section four (16:32.12). On the men’s team, Brent Kennedy and Timothy Ball both ran in section four of the 5,000m, with Kennedy crossing the finish line in 14:37.07 and Ball, 14:37.20.
The women’s 400m hurdles run resulted with Mikaila Chamblee finishing in 64.72. Also competing in the men’s 400m hurdles, Aaron Dunn raced to a 55.76 time.
Notre Dame returns to action at Cobb Track and Angell Field Saturday, for day two of the Stanford Invite. Track and field events will run in succession beginning at 8:30 a.m. PT.
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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.