Junior triple jumper Mary Esther Gourdin was Notre Dame's top finisher at the Billy Hayes Invitational as she finished second in the triple jump.

Notre Dame Travels To Kentucky For Border Battle

April 10, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame track and field teams will travel to compete in the Border Battle, held at the University of Louisville. The meet has an unusual format in the sense that Louisville and Notre Dame (teams that will both compete in the ACC in the near future) will compete together against Indiana and Purdue (teams of the Big 10).

This meet will also be the first of the outdoor season that is within driving distance, meaning that the Irish can take more athletes to compete. Head coach Joe Piane says the simpler travel schedule gives many members of both teams one more chance to qualify for the ACC Championships next weekend.

“We still have several kids who have aspirations to compete at the ACC Championships, and this weekend provides an excellent opportunity for them to qualify for that,” Piane explains.

Thirty women and 29 men will make the trip to Louisville, Ky., tomorrow, with the action taking place all day Saturday, April 12. Live results will be available on the Louisville website and a summary of events will be posted on UND.com at the end of the day.

Women (30)

Kelsey Amarosa, Dani Aragon, Jade Barber, Kaila Barber, Kelly Burke, Emily Carson, Amanda Chamblee, Jessie Christian, Taylor Craft, Emily Frydrych, Mary-Esther Gourdin, Indi Jackson, Megan Kilbride, Amber Lalla, Karen Lesiewicz, Lena Madison, Jamie Marvil, Sydni Meunier, Katie Moran, Emily Morris, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, Fiona Paladino, Kayla Polcari, Michelle Rotondo, Libby Schichtel, McKinzie Schulz, Allie Sullivan, Aijah Urssery, Laura Wendelberger, Megan Yanik

Men (29)

Carson Barnes, Steve Blazer, Andrew Brock, Jarrod Buchanon, Aaron Dunn, Oye Eyeguokan, Johnny Fuller, Eddy Gibbons, Ted Glasnow, Alex Groesch, Nick Hauser, Pat Krach, Peter Krisitiansen, Pat Lesiewicz, Dominick Padovano, Logan Renwick, Nate Richartz, John Rutkowski, Walter Schafer, David Schipper, Anthony Shivers, Harvey Smith, Gil Stamm, Conner Stapleton, Andrew Stone, Jordan Stumph, DJ Thornton, Adam Turner, Bryce Wood

–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant