Senior Chris Giesting broke the Notre Dame record in the 600 meters by nearly two seconds.

Men Finish 17th In The Country At NCAA Indoor Championship

March 16, 2014

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After strong performances on day one of the NCAA Indoor Championship, the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams went to work on the second and final day of competition. The men finished 17th in the country and the women placed 29th.

Fifth-year student Jeremy Rae placed ninth in the finals of the men’s mile with a time of 4:05.07. Next up, junior Jade Barber made her mark as the seventh fastest women’s 60m hurdler in the country with a time of 8.10.

The Irish had two athletes running in the finals of the men’s 400m dash. Junior Chris Giesting placed fifth with a time of 45.74 and senior Patrick Feeney was right behind him in seventh place at 46.19.

Finally, the men’s 4×400 relay team placed eighth in the finals. Giesting and Feeney along with seniors Harvey Smith and Jarrod Buchanon made up the team that ran the race in 3:08.51.

The Irish performances of the weekend racked up eight points on the women’s side and 12 points on the men’s. Notre Dame will now prepare for the outdoor track and field season, beginning with the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas Mar. 26.

–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant