April 5, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. — Going into this weekend, University of Notre Dame head track and field coach Joe Piane explained that the Stanford Invitational would be an exceptional meet for both distance and sprint events. After day one and many preliminary events, the Irish are proving themselves capable of competing with the best talent the meet has to offer.
Highlights from day one include senior Patrick Feeney and junior Chris Giesting placing first (45.56) and second (45.62) in section one of the men’s 400m dash. In second one of the men’s 1,500m run, graduate student J.P. Malette placed second with a time of 3:43.03.
Graduate student Nick Happe placed second in the first section of the men’s 5000m run with a time of 13:43.55, and sophomore Michael Clevenger placed second in the second section of the event with a time of 13:53.37.
On the women’s side, senior Aijah Urssery finished first in the third heat of the women’s 100m dash with a time of 12.06, qualifying for the finals.
In the first section of the women’s 400m dash, sophomore Margaret Bamgbose placed second (52.74) and senior Michelle Brown placed third (52.76).
Junior Jade Barber finished first in the third section of the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.45, qualifying for the finals. Junior Emily Morris placed third in the women’s shot put invitational with a throw of 14.77m.
The action continues today on day two of the meet. Results will be posted here on UND.com following the event.
–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant