Jan. 23, 2009
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams won the Notre Dame Invitational Friday evening at the Loftus Sports Center.
The Irish men topped the points standings with 181 points, followed by Michigan State in second with 160, Wisconsin in third at 107 and Marquette in fourth at 72.
The Irish women also took the top spot with 181 points, followed by Michigan State at 141, Wisconsin at 111 and Marquette at 83.
Women’s 60m Hurdles: Kali Watkins took the top spot, edging out Wisconsin’s Egle Staisiunaite. Watkins clocked in at 8.83, just ahead of Staisiunaite at 8.84. Alyissa Hasan finished fourth in 9.02. Sasha Blanchard finished sixth in 9.19, followed by Maddie Buttinger in seventh at 9.25.
Women’s 60m: Michigan State’s Charelise Davis edged out Natalie Geiger to take the top spot. Davis clocked in at 7.72, just ahead of Geiger at 7.79. Joanna Schultz finished third in 7.86, and Sasha Blanchard finished fifth in 8.19.
Men’s 60m: Michigan State took the top two spots with Miklos Szebeny finishing third in 7.06. Tyrell Atkins finished fifth in 7.05, while Eric Quick was eighth in 7.32 and Sean Lindbloom was ninth with a time of 7.34. Szebeny and Atkins set BIG EAST qualifying marks.
Men’s 200m: Michigan State took the top two spots, with Miklos Szebeny finishing third in 22.09 for the Irish. Tyrell Atkins finished sixth in 22.30, followed by Chandler Brooks in seventh at 22.55. Nick Tammerine was 12th in 23.19, Sean Lindbloom finished 13th in 23.27 and Sean Reed was 14th with a time of 23.45. Szebeny, Atkins and Brooks qualified for the BIG EAST Championships.
Men’s 500m: Michigan State’s Michael Smoot finished first with a time of 1:02.90. Billy Buzaid finished third with a time of 1:03.45, while Balazs Molnar clocked in at 1:04.58 to finish fourth. Matthew Brown finished seventh in 1:06.49. Buzaid and Molnar qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Women’s Mile: Wisonsin’s Gwen Jorgensen edged out Michigan State’s Lisa Senakiewich to take the top spot in 4:46.09. Marissa Treece finished fourth with a time of 4:58.73, while Molly Sullivan finished 10th in 5:08.23. Molly Hirt clocked in at 5:11.09 to finish 12th, Elizabeth McMahon finished 13th in 5:11.83 and Gena Bleyer finished 14th with a time of 5:18.12.
Men’s Mile: Michigan State’s Shane Knoll crossed the line first with a time of 4:04.21. Dan Clark finished second in 4:07.63, Jordan Carlson was third in 4:08.63, Spencer Carter finished fifth with a time of 4:13.22, Ryan Gamboa was sixth in 4:13.46 and Paul Springer was eighth with a time of 4:14.76. Joe Miller finished 12th in 4:20.73, Kelly Lynch was 14th in 4:23, followed by Johnathan Shawel in 15th at 4:26.50 and Zac Suriano finished 16th with a time of 4:26.72. Clark, Carlson, Carter and Gamboa qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Women’s 800m: Kelly Langhans finished first with a time of 2:09.54. Abby Higgins finished third in 2:11.97, Elizabeth Myers was sixth at 2:15.09, Dominique Taylor finished 11th in 2:24.68 and Alissa Ott was 12th with a time of 2:32.43. Langhans and Higgins both qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Men’s 800m: Wisconsin took the top two spots, with Jack Howard finished third in 1:50.84 for Notre Dame. Jim Notwell finished fourth in 1:51.99. Blake Choplin finished seventh in 1:53.61, Kevin Labus was eighth in 1:53.77 and Randall Babb was ninth in 1:54.41. Mitch Lorenz finished 11th in 1:55.40, just ahead of Cameron Eckert in 12 at 1:57.08. Max Cruz finished 16th in 2:01.54 and Michael Farmer was 17th with a time of 2:02.92. Howard, Notwell, Choplin, Labus and Babb all qualified for the BIG EAST Championships.
Women’s 3000m: Michigan State took the top three spots with Notre Dame’s Lindsey Ferguson finishing fourth in a time of 9:53. Beth Tacl finished sixth in 9:56.55, while Theresa Cattunba was 11th with a time of 10:13.42. Emily Wauford was 14th in 10:18.70, followed by Becca Bauman in 15th at 10:21.60. Erica Watson was 19th with a time of 10:35.37, Stephanie Socias was 20th in 10:44.25 and Kari Johnson finished 22nd with a time of 10:57.34. Ferguson and Tacl qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Men’s 3000m: Notre Dame took the top two spot, with Patrick Smyth leading the way in 8:09.43 and Dan Jackson in second at 8:24.59. Both qualified for the BIG EAST Championships. Ryan Jacobs finished fourth in 8:27.40, Thomas Pesch was 13th in 9:03.36, Thomas Noel finished 14th with a time of 9:07.24 and Kyle Higdon was 16th in 9:25.96.
Women’s 4×400 Relay: Wisconsin took the top spot in 3:50.96, followed by Notre Dame in second at 3:52.15.
Men’s 4×400 Relay: Wisconsin won the event in 3:14.53, followed by Michigan State in second at 3:14.67 and Notre Dame in third with a time of 3:16.74.
Women’s Triple Jump: Jaime Minor took first with a jump of 11.11m, while Jasmine Williams finished fifth with a mark of 10.64m.
Men’s Weight Throw: Michigan State took the top three spots, with Greg Davis finishing fourth at 16.93m and Mitchell Gormley coming in fifth with a mark of 16.78m. John Belcher finished seventh with a mark of 16.65m, followed by Denes Veres in eighth at 16.37m. Andrew Hills finished 12th with a mark of 15.21m. All Irish throwers qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Women’s Shot Put: Anna Weber finished first with a throw of 13.97m, followed by Jaclyn Espinoza in second at 13.81m. Rudy Atang finished sixth with a mark of 11.50m. Weber and Espinoza qualified for the BIG EAST.
Men’s Pole Vault: Matt Schipper finished first with a vault of 5.10m, followed by his brother, Kevin, in second at 4.80m. Jim Merchun finished fourth, clearing 4.35m and Andrew Kolbeck finished seventh with a mark of 4.20m. Both Schippers and Merchun qualified for the BIG EAST meet.
Women’s High Jump: Marquette’s Erynn James won the event, based on number of misses. James tied with Maddie Buttinger and Michigan State’s Rebecca Buchholtz with jumps of 1.70m. Buttinger qualified for the BIG EAST meet.