January 16, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s indoor track and field team started their 1999 season off by winning four events at the non-team scoring Boiler Open, Saturday, Jan. 16, in West Lafayette, Ind.

Junior Marshaun West (Sikeston, Mo.) placed first in both of the two events he competed in by winning the long jump with a leap of 24-5 1/2 and the 200-meter dash in a career-best time of 21.57. Senior co-captain Mike Brown (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) won the pole vault with a mark of 17-1 1/2, the third best indoor mark in Notre Dame history, and senior Chip Dovidio (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) rounded out the team’s event winners when he placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 44-11 1/2.

The next indoor meet for the Notre Dame men’s track and field team will be next Saturday. January 23 at the Red Simmons Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.