April 29, 2016


By Lizzie Mikes

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Traveling for their second to last regular-season meet this weekend, a total of 13 University of Notre Dame track and field student-athletes hit the road for Drake University to compete in the Drake Relays meet.

Matt Birzer clearing 2.10m at the ACC Indoor Championship.

The men’s travel party features no runners, but has three top field performers in Matt Birzer (high jump) and Nick Hauser and Anthony Shivers (throws). Birzer notably finished second at the ACC Indoor Championship in the high jump event, posting a personal best of 2.10m. Both Shivers and Hauser have had strong outdoor seasons, with several top-five finishes shared between them.

For the women, senior sprinters Margaret Bamgbose and Kaila Barber lead an up-and-coming underclassmen group, featuring Allison Bartoszewicz, Parker English, Kyla Lewis, Payton Miller and Jordan Shead. Also making the trip are field performers Emily Carson (jumps) and Indi Jackson (throws), as well as multi-eventer Carly Loeffel.

Live results for the meet can be found here, with recaps available on und.com throughout the weekend. For up-to-the-minute action, follow the team’s social media accounts on twitter (@NDXCTF) and Facebook (Notre Dame Cross Country/Track & Field).

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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.