Alex Bavis finished second (1.89m) in the high jump during the heptathlon at the Bob Eubanks Open.

Schneider Sweeps First Day Of Heptathlon At Bob Eubanks Open

Jan. 13, 2011

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ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Irish men’s track and field team sent three multi-events student-athletes to the Bob Eubanks Open on Thursday at the Laker Turf Building in Allendale, Mich. Senior Justin Schneider (Atlanta, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) was a force, claiming first place in the four events of the night. The remaining three events are set to be completed Friday.

Joining Schneider in the multi-events competition at the Bob Eubanks Open are sophomore Alex Bavis (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and Dean Odegard (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran Southern).

60-meter dash – Schneider finished first in 7.31, while Odegard was fifth in 7.50 and Bavis had a seventh-place finish in 7.57.

Long Jump – Schneider was the first-place finisher, jumping 6.84m. Bavis and Odegard concluded in sixth place (5.90m) and eighth place (5.69m).

Shot Put – Schneider claimed first place (12.51m). Odegard and Bavis finished fifth (10.23m) and sixth (9.77m), in that order.

High Jump – Schneider jumped 1.98m for first place, trailed by Odegard who finished second (1.89m). Bavis had a fifth-place finish, jumping 1.74m.

Notre Dame Total Scores – Schneider completed the day in first place, scoring 2,973 points. Odegard and Bavis rounded out the day in fourth place (2,438) and seventh place (2,304), respectively.

Top- Five Scores – 1. Schneider (2,973/Notre Dame); 2. Travis Derscheid (2,709/Siena Height); 3. Tyler Grob (2,451/Saginaw Vall); 4. Dean Odegard (2,438/Notre Dame); 5. Steve Reives (2,437/Grand Valley)

The Bob Eubanks Open continues Friday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (EST) with the women’s multi-events, followed by the conclusion of the men’s heptathlon at 12:05 p.m. and the running and field events are set to begin at 4:00 p.m.

Complete results from the meet will be available upon conclusion of the day’s events at