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Richartz Finishes 11th At NCAA Championships

June 6, 2018

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Thursday’s Results

Meet Schedule

By Matt Paras

EUGENE, Ore. – Graduate student Nate Richartz took to Hayward Field Wednesday night for the final time in an Irish uniform at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Richartz cleared his opening height of 5.30m (17-4.50) on his first attempt but was unable to clear the next height. Richartz closed out his spectacular Irish career with his fifth All-American honor and his third at the outdoor championships.

Richartz was competing in his third career outdoor championship. He was a perfect six-for-six during the regular season meets, winning every pole vault event he competed in. He won his third career ACC Championship in Coral Gables by setting the school, facility and championship record after clearing 5.70m (18-8.50).

Irish Schedule

Thursday, June 7:
7:16 p.m. – Jessica Harris, Women’s 1500m Semifinal
9:38 p.m. – Annie Heffernan & Anna Rohrer, Women’s 10000m Final
Friday, June 8:
8 p.m. – Matthew Birzer, Men’s High Jump Final
Saturday, June 9:
6:41 p.m. – Harris, Women’s 1500m Final
8:25 p.m. – Rachel DaDamio, Women’s 5000m Final

Meet Coverage (All times ET)

The NCAA Championships will be broadcast by the ESPN Family of Networks for the duration of the four-day meet. See the complete broadcast schedule below.

Thursday, June 7:
12:50 p.m. ESPN3
7:00 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, June 8:
3:20 p.m. ESPN3
8:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, June 9:
5:30 p.m. ESPN3
6:30 p.m. ESPN

Fans are encouraged to view the entire event schedule here.


Matt Paras, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since January 2018. In his role, he coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track & field programs. A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, Paras is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sport Administration. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, he worked at Vanderbilt University as the sports information contact for the women’s soccer and lacrosse programs.