June 11, 2005

Sacramento, Calif. – Junior Stephanie Madia earned All-America honors Saturday night as the Notre Dame track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento.

Madia finished fifth in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 16 minutes, 43.98 seconds to earn the accolade. Megan Metcalfe of West Virginia won the race in a time of 16:31.88 followed by Sara Bei of Stanford (16:32.42) and Teresa McWalters of Stanford (16:38.44). Renee Metiever of Colorado was fourth in 16:43.15.

Madia was one of two Notre Dame athletes that competed on the final day of competition. In the women’s 1,500 meters, senior Kerry Meagher managed a 10th place finish in a time of 4:20.02. Anna Shadle of Nebraska won the even in 4:11.37 with Johanna Nilsson of Northern Arizona in second (4:13.36) and Arianna Lambie of Stanford third (4:13.64). Meagher’s performance also earned All-America honors as she was among the top eight American finishers in the final.

Madia and Meagher join Irish men’s hurdler Selim Nurudeen as Notre Dame’s three All-Americans in outdoor track in 2005. Nurudeen earned the honor on Friday with a seventh place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles.