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Richartz Vaults to Ninth Place at NCAA Championships

June 7, 2017

By Megan Golden

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Notre Dame track and field team opened the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a ninth-place finish from Nate Richartz on Wednesday at Hayward Field.

Richartz checked in to the pole vault at the 5.15m (16-10.75) mark and ultimately was one of nine athletes to clear the 5.45m (17-10.5) mark. Richartz’s ninth-place finish lands him on the All-America Second Team.

A senior from Island Lake, Illinois, Richartz competed in the second outdoor national championship of his career.

Richartz, who won his second career ACC Championship in May, cleared 5.45m (17-10.5) and tied for sixth place at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships earlier this year.

Irish Schedule

Thursday, June 8:
7:46 p.m. Jessica Harris Women’s 1,500m Semifinal
7:46 p.m. Danielle Aragon Women’s 1,500m Semifinal
10:08 p.m. Anna Rohrer Women’s 10,000m Final
Friday, June 9:
6 p.m. Matthew Birzer Men’s High Jump Final
Saturday, June 10:
6:41 p.m. Harris & Aragon Women’s 1,500m Final

Meet Coverage

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

Thursday, June 8:
4:30 p.m. ESPN3
10:30 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, June 9:
6:30 p.m. ESPN3
11:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, June 10:
5:30 p.m. ESPN3
9:30 p.m. ESPN

Fans are encouraged to view the entire event schedule here.

For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Irish track and field program, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter.


Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.