May 23, 2013
Final Results (Day One)
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams advanced seven student-athletes to the finals and tallied five top-10 finishes after the first of three days at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Round.
The NCAA regional contest is being held at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
Jeremy Rae won the preliminary round of the 1,500m registering a time of 3:43.33. Rae surpassed BIG EAST Conference rival, Sam McEntee (Villanova), by four one-hundreds of a second.
Rebecca Tracy (2nd-4:17.53) and Kelly Curran (3rd-4:17.68) also topped the front of the pack in the 1,500m on the women’s side, giving Notre Dame a strong presence in the event moving into the finals.
Patrick Feeney (46.19) and Michelle Brown (52.81) each advanced to the finals in the 10th spot in the 400m.
Megan Yanik (400mH-58.36) and Margaret Bamgbose (400m-53.06) each achieved a 13th-place finish in their events to advance to tomorrow’s finals.
The top 12 individual finishers in each finals event and the top 12 relays teams at the NCAA Division I East and West Preliminary Round meets will advance to NCAA Championships held in Eugene, Ore. (June 5-8).
Friday’s field events will begin with the women’s hammer throw at 10:00 a.m. while the women’s 100mH will kick off the events on the track starting at 5:00 p.m.
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Jeremy Rae (1st) 1,500m: 3:43.33
Rebecca Tracy (2nd) 1,500m: 4:17.53
Kelly Curran (3rd) 1,500m: 4:17.68
Michelle Brown (10th) 400m: 52.81
Patrick Feeney (10th) 400m: 46.19
Megan Yanik (13th) 400mH: 58.36
Margaret Bamgbose (13th) 400m: 53.06
400mH: Megan Yanik recorded a time of 58.36, placing 2nd in her heat and 13th overall in the field of 47. Yanik will race in the finals tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
1,500m: Rebecca Tracy (4:17.53) placed second in her heat and second overall amongst the 48 competitors. Kelly Curran captured the top spot in the third heat and secured the third-best time overall, stopping the clock at 4:17.68. Tracy and Curran will receive a day of rest and will return to action Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the finals.
100m: Aijah Urssery placed 37th with a time of 11.71. Urssery will represent the Irish in the 4x100m Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
400m: Michelle Brown won her heat and placed 10th overall out of the 48 participants in the field, crossing the line at 52.81. Not far behind was Margaret Bamgbose (53.06) who also won her heat and finished 13th overall. The duo advances to tomorrow’s finals, which is set for a 6:00 p.m. start time. Brown and Bamgbose will additionally compete in each the 4x100m (6:00 p.m.) and the 4x400m (9:25 p.m. Saturday.
800m: Danielle Aragon achieved a 15th place finish in the field of 32, recording a time of 2:07.21.
Discus: Madeline Casanova hurled a distance of 43.41m, finishing 38th.
400mH: Jarrod Buchanon placed fourth in his heat and 26th overall with a time of 52.26. Buchanon is scheduled to compete in the 4x400m Saturday at 9:45 p.m.
1,500m: Jeremy Rae took the top spot in the field of 48 participants crossing the line at 3:43.33. Rae beat out Villanova’s Sam McEntee by four one-hundreds of a second. Rae will try to hold his top position in his event as the senior is set to compete in the finals on Saturday at 6:45 p.m.
400m: Patrick Feeney was the runner-up in heat two and placed 10th overall with a time of 46.19. Brendan Dougherty crossed the line at 47.21, placing 35th. Feeney will compete in the finals tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. Feeney and Dougherty will both compete in the 4x400m Saturday evening.