March 30, 2000
Notre Dame, Ind. — The Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field squads will play host to a quad meet Saturday, April 1, beginning at 10 a.m. at Monogram Track at Moose Krause Stadium. The Irish will be joined by competitors from Miami University, Butler and Western Michigan. The last running event, the men’s 4×400-meter relay, is slated for 2:30 p.m. The meet will use the international scoring system.
Men’s Track and Field
Notre Dame All-American Ryan Shay (Central Lake, Mich.) automatically qualified for the 2000 NCAA championships by posting a time of 28:50.73 in the 10,000 meters Sunday at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
Four other Notre Dame men’s track athletes also posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks last weekend at two different meets. One of the four to provisionally qualify was sophomore Luke Watson (Stillwater, Minn.), who ran a school-record time of 8:46.98 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Watson’s time, which was second-fastest at the Stanford meet, broke the 12-year-old school record of 8:47.32 held by Rick Mulvey.
Also at the Stanford meet, senior Antonio Arce (Palmdale, Calif.) placed 16th in the elite 5,000-meter field with a NCAA provisional time of 14:02.41, while sophomore Marc Striowski (Toronto, Ont.) finished 38th in the 10,000 with a provisional time of 29:53.49.
Two other Notre Dame track and field members reached provisional marks at the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. All-American Phil Mishka (Toledo, Ohio) continued his impressive senior season with a runner-up finish in the 800 meters with a provisional time of 1:48.01, while senior Marshaun West (Sikeston, Mo.) won the long jump with a NCAA provisional leap of 25-1 1/4.
Women’s Track and Field
The Notre Dame women’s track and field team kicked off their 2000 outdoor season on a high note, breaking five school records and having one, senior Alison Klemmer (Troy, Mich.), provisionally qualify for the 2000 NCAA championships.
Klemmer, a two-time All-American, ran her provisional qualifying mark in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational Sunday in Stanford, Calif. Klemmer’s time of 34:30.16 was good enough for an 11th-place finish in the elite college field.
At the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., four Notre Dame field event records fell. Freshman Jamie Volkmer (Kearney, Neb.) broke two records in her first career outdoor meet in the pole vault and triple jump. Volkmer finished seventh in both events with a leap of 38-2 1/4 in the triple jump and cleared 11-3 3/4 in the pole vault.
Another freshman Tameisha King (Mableton, Ga.) broke Alison Howard’s 1996 record of 18-10 in the long jump by posting a leap of 20-1 en route to a second-place finish. Sophomore Dore DeBartolo (Aurora, Ill.) extended her own school record and personal best in the hammer, placing third with a throw of 181-11.
At the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind., Andre Duplechain (Port Barre, La.) broke a three-year-old school record in the javelin in her first collegiate meet with a mark of 117-7.
After playing host to their one and only home outdoor meet of the season, the Notre Dame track and field squads will once again head back out on the road to the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, March 8.
2000 TOP TIMES
|M||Dyer, Derek||15.79m/51-9 3/4|
|W||Horvath, Amanda||12.78m41-11 1/4|
|M||Cannon, Niall||51.23m/168-0 1/2|
|M||Redwine, Quill||1.90m/6-2 3/4|
|W||Engelhardt, Jennifer||1.74m/5-8 1/2|
|M||West, Marshaun||7.65m/25-1 1/4#|
|W||Volkmer, Jamie||11.64m/38-2 1/4$|
|W||Volkmer, Jamie||3.45m/11-3 3/4$|
@ = NCAA Auto. QT
# = NCAA Prov. QT
$ = Notre Dame School Record
* = Hand Time