June 10, 2005
Sacramento, Calif. – Notre Dame senior hurdler Selim Nurudeen earned All-American honors Friday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Sacramento, Calif.
Running for the final time as a member of the Irish track and field team, Nurudeen placed seventh in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 13.86 seconds. The performance against an outstanding field earned Nurudeen All-America acclaim for the first time at the Outdoor Championships.
Josh Walker of Florida won the event in 13.39 followed by Mississippi’s Antwon Hicks in 13.42 and South Carolina’s Jason Richardson in 13.50.
Nurudeen was the lone Irish competitor in action Friday. Action concludes on Saturday with two Notre Dame women competing. In the women’s 1,500 meters, Kerry Meagher will close her Notre Dame career in the finals slated to take place at 6:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. South Bend time). Stephanie Madia will compete in the women’s 5,000 meters at 8:10 p.m. Pacific Time (10:10 p.m. in South Bend).
Meagher is coming off a personal-best performance in the preliminaries and figures to have a solid chance at earning All-America honors. Madia could compete for the title after posting the third-fastest time in Wednesday’s qualifying round.