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Notre Dame Track Travels To Drake Relays, Boiler Open

April 29, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will send a select group of its members to the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend. The meet is scheduled to begin Friday, April 28, and ends Saturday, April 29. A record 9,166 athletes, representing 791 teams, will participate in the competition at Drake Stadium.

  • Cochran (Crystal Lake, Ill.) ran the fastest time in the 400 for the Irish this season, as well as being a member of the school record-breaking 4X100 relay team.
  • Davey (St. James, N.Y.) has the seventh-best 200 meter time in the BIG EAST this season and was a member of the school record-setting 4X100 relay team (40.22).
  • Gilbert (Rock Falls, Ill.) will participate in his first Drake Relays.
  • West (Sikeston, Mo.) was the 1999 BIG EAST Outdoor Most Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 200 meters, placing second in the 100 and earning all-BIG EAST honors with the 4×400-meter relay team. His 7.65 meter effort in the long jump on March 24 is the top conference mark this season.
  • Kober (Gillette, N.J.) will run in the university level 800 meters at the Drake Relays. He has the fourth-best time in the BIG EAST this season of 1:49.35.
  • Thompson’s (Granite Bay, Calif.) 174-1 hammer throw is the best in the BIG EAST this season.
  • Watson’s (Stillwater, Minn.) steeplechase time is the 10th-best in the country this season and the top time in the BIG EAST.
  • Engelhardt (Battle Creek, Mich.) is a two-time indoor All-American in the high jump and the Notre Dame school record holder.
  • Lenz (London, Ont.) has the sixth-best time in the BIG EAST this season in the 400-meter hurdles.
  • DeBartolo (Aurora, Ill.) set a new school record of 182-10 in the hammer throw this season.
  • Volkmer (Kearney, Neb.) has had an immediate impact on the program, setting new triple jump (39-10 3/4) and pole vault (11-6) records in her first season.

The following is a list of Notre Dame participants in the Drake Relays:

Name Class Event Top 2000 Time/Mark
Chris Cochran Senior 4X100 Relay/400 Meters 40.22 / 47.40
Travis Davey Junior 4X100 Relay 40.22
Tom Gilbert Freshman 4X100 Relay 40.22
Marshaun West Senior 4X100 Relay 40.22
Tim Kober Senior 800 Meters 1:49.35
Matt Thompson Senior Hammer/Discus 174-1 / 171-6
Luke Watson Sophomore 4X1600 8:46.98 (Steeplechase)
John Dudley Senior 4X1600 14:51.83 (5,000 meters)
Patrick Conway Sophomore 4X1600
Sean Zanderson Junior 4X1600
Jennifer Engelhardt Senior High Jump 5-9
Carrie Lenz Junior 400 Hurdles 1:05.68
Dore DeBartolo Sophomore Hammer/Discus 182-10 / 143-1
Jamie Volkmer Freshman Triple Jump/Pole Vault 39-10 3/4 / 11-5

Purdue Invitational: Both teams will send the rest of their rosters to the Boiler Open this weekend in West Lafayette, Ind. Sophomore Liz Grow (New Braunfels, Texas) will look to repeat her performance at the Boiler Open last season, where she won the 100 and 200 meters, respectively. On the men’s side, junior Terry Wray (Brandon, Miss.) will get the opportunity to defend his 200 meter title.

Upcoming: Both teams will prepare for the 2000 BIG EAST outdoor championships in Piscataway, N.J., May 5-7. The men’s team finished second at the 1999 BIG EAST outdoor championships, while the women’s team placed third.


100 Meters

M – Cochran, Chris 10.77
W – Grow, Liz 11.96

200 Meters

M – Cochran, Chris 21.55
W – Grow, Liz 24.18

400 Meters

M – Cochran, Chris 47.40
W – Grow, Liz 53.35#

800 Meters

M – Mishka, Phil 1:48.01#
W – Brady, Leanne 2:13.29

1500 Meters

M – Conway, Pat 3:50.72
W – Patty Rice 4:27.66

3000 Meters

W – Handley, Jennifer 9:48.85

5000 Meters

M – Arce, Antonio 14:02.41#
W – Schmidt, Muffy 17:49.07

10,000 Meters

M – Shay, Ryan 28:26.31@$
W – Klemmer, Alison 34:30.16#

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

M – Watson, Luke 8:46.98#$

100-Meter Hurdles

W – King, Tameisha 14.23

110-Meter Hurdles

M – Hamilton, Steve 16.12

400-Meter Hurdles

M – Mansour, Mike 54.34
W – Lenz, Carri 1:02.33

4×100-Meter Relay

M – Notre Dame 40.22 $
W – Notre Dame 46.32 $

4×400-Meter Relay

M – Notre Dame 3:13.34
W – Notre Dame 4:02.18

Shot Put

M – Dyer, Derek 15.79m/51-9 3/4
W – DeBartolo, Dore 13.10m/42-11 3/4


M – Thompson, Matt 52.28m/171-6
W – DeBartolo, Dore 43.62m/143-1


M – Thompson, Matt 53.06m/174-1
W – DeBartolo, Dore 55.72m/182-10$


M – O’Brien, Matt 57.86m/189-10
W – Duplechain, Andre 36.14m/118-7 $

High Jump

M – Redwine, Quill 1.98m/6-6
W- Engelhardt, Jennifer 1.75m/5-9

Long Jump

M – West, Marshaun 7.65m/25-1 1/4#
W – King, Tameisha 6.12m/20-1$

Triple Jump

M – Redwine, Quill 14.45m/47-5
W – Volkmer, Jamie 12.16m/39-10 3/4 $

Pole Vault

M – Cahill, Nathan 4.72m/15-6
W – Volkmer, Jamie 3.51m/11-6$

$ = Notre Dame School Record
* = Hand Time
@ = NCAA Auto. QT
# = NCAA Prov. QT