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Records Fall At Alex Wilson Invitational On Saturday

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Fighting Irish men’s and women’s track team turned in a number of all-time performances on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the Loftus Sports Center.

The most anticipated event of the day was the men’s distance medley relay, which was loaded with some of the top teams across the country. The race lived up to its billing, as the Irish team of Dylan Jacobs (1200), Edward Cheatham (400), Sam Voelz (800) and Yared Nuguse (1600) won the race in a photo finish with a time of 9:25.80, just .04 seconds ahead of Wisconsin.

Notre Dame’s time of 9:25.80 is not only the program, track and ACC record but also the second fastest time ever recorded in NCAA indoor track and field history for the event.

The other record-breaking performance came from an all too familiar source, as Rachel Tanczos broke her own program record in the weight throw for the fourth time this season with a distance of 23.31m, placing her first in the country in the event. The throw ranks Tanczos 11th in NCAA indoor track and field history for the event.

Teammate Abbey Kapitan also had a day to remember in the weight throw, setting a PR in the event with a throw of 22.23m to take second in the event. Even more impressive, Kapitan’s mark is now tied for fifth in the NCAA this season.

In the 60m hurdles, Madysen Hunter notched her first win of the season after crossing the line first with a time of 8.62.

Another notable performance was turned in by Logan Kusky in the men’s weight throw, finishing second in the event with a throw of 20.51m.

In total, Notre Dame turned in 37 top-10 performances during Alex Wilson Invitational.

The Irish host the ACC Indoor Championships at Loftus Sports Center next weekend, as competition begins on Thursday, Feb. 27 and conclude on Saturday, Feb. 29.


Alex Wilson Invitational
Loftus Sports Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Feb. 22, 2020

18 Temitope Agoro, 23.22

16 Joseph Dobrydney,  50.43

3 Jake Renfree, 1:49.96
8 Vincent Zona, 1:52.56
13 Clayton Goldman, 1:53.05
14 Ryan Schweizer, 1:53.13
17 Connor Shields, 1:54.63
21 Luke Phillips, 1:55.50
25 Peter Werling, 1:56.01 

3 Matt Frazier, 4:08.50
7 Matthew Vietzen, 4:20.06

3 Tom Seitzer, 8:22.54
4 Dustin Macuiba, 8:23.18
5 Jack McNabola, 8:23.54
6 Alex Luz, 8:24.21
11 Quinn Gallagher, 8:26.23
13 Nicholas Mota, 8:28.16 

1 Danny Kilrea, 14:14.10
2 Tyler Keslin, 14:33.03

1 Jacobs, Cheatham, Voelz, Nuguse – 9:25.80

Weight Throw
2 Logan Kusky, 20.51m
4 John Stefan, 17.99m
5 Shae Watkins, 17.68m
6 Michael Shoaf, 16.57m
9 Matthew Eichten, 15.15m
11 Henry Boudreau, 14.11m

Shot Put
5 Michael Shoaf, 16.64m
6 John Stefan, 16.47m
8 Shae Watkins, 15.90m
12 Henry Boudreau,14.87m
13 Logan Kusky, 14.72m

Pole Vault
5 Colton Crum, 4.85m
9 Matthew Quintal, 4.40m

High Jump
4 Sam Grewe, 1.90m

Triple Jump
5 Osy Ekwueme, 13.30m

5 Shae Douglas, 8.02

60m Hurdles
1 Madysen Hunter, 8.62

11 Shae Douglas, 26.74

17 Jocelyn Long, 2:14.40
25 Laura Devito, 2:19.66

5 AnnaSophia Keller, 4:50.75
7 Jessica Schneider, 4:54.99
23 Elizabeth Hannon, 5:17.41
21 Olivia Niziolek, 5:16.17
18 Cassie Keyes, 5:06.18 

4 Madelyn VanBlunk, 9:59.59
5 Brooke Trossen, 10:28.49

5 Sullivan, Thorpe, Schneider, DaDamio – 11:09.25

Weight Throw
1 Rachel Tanczos, 23.31m
2 Abbey Kapitan, 22.23m
12 Alesis Juntunen, 14.59m
16 Ava Butterbaugh, 13.84m 

Shot Put
5 Abbey Kapitan, 15.17m
6 Rachel Tanczos, 15.10m
14 Alesis Juntunen, 13.22m
17 Ava Butterbaugh, 12.91m

Pole Vault
4 Olivia Fabry, 3.72m
10 Alexandra Chlumsky, 3.42m

High Jump
2 Sarah Flight, 1.65m