Chris Staron won the high jump by clearing 6-6.

Staron Wins High Jump At Central Collegiates

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April 24, 2005

Champaign, Ill. – Senior Chris Staron’s victory in the men’s high jump was the highlight performance of the day as the Notre Dame track team competed in the Central Collegiate Championships track and field competition Saturday at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Staron (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) won the high jump with a clearance of 1.98 meters (six feet, six inches).

Due to the inclement weather that plagued the Midwest Saturday, the Irish sent an abbreviated roster to the competition as 20 student-athletes (11 women, nine men) competed for Notre Dame in the meet. The Irish originally planned to send a full squad of 51 athletes (27 women, 24 men) to the meet but decided against it, settling for performances by athletes who needed qualifying marks for upcoming competition in the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-East Regional meet. Predictably, the throwing events produced the most notable performances by the Irish on Saturday as they were the events least hindered by the rain, sleet, wind and snow flurries.

In the women’s shot put, Meghan Horn improved her ’05 season best and BIG EAST qualifying standard with a toss of 14.05 meters (46 feet, 1 ¼ inches). In the men’s hammer throw, four Notre Dame athletes produced ’05 bests: Chip Roberts (54.60m; 179-2), Kyle Annen (53.26m; 174-9), Garet Koxlien (49.94m; 163-10) and Mike Shubert (39.18m; 128-6).

A summary of Notre Dame’s performances at Saturday’s Central Collegiates in Champaign, Ill.:

Women's 800Jacqueline Carter    2:20.75Becky Antas 2:23.58Mary Debevec  2:29.33Kate Jannazo    2:32.88
Women's 1500Elizabeth Webster 4:51.53Allyson Parker 5:18.84
Women's 3000 SteeplechaseElizabeth Phillipp 11:44.92Julie Opet 11:50.39
Women's High JumpStacey Cowan 1.63m (5-4 ¼)Cassie Gullickson 1.55m (5-1)
Women's Shot PutMeghan Horn 14.05m (46-1 1/4) season best
Women's Hammer ThrowMeghan Horn 44.26m (145-2)
Men's 800Jamal Afridi 2:01.44
Men's High Jump1st Chris Staron 1.98m (6-6)
Men's Pole VaultDave Viken 4.60m (15-1) matches season best
Men's Shot PutMike Shubert 13.87m (45-6 ¼)
Men's Hammer ThrowChip Roberts 54.60m (179-2) season bestKyle Annen 53.26m (174-9) season bestGaret Koxlien 49.94m (163-10) season bestKevin Moffitt 44.24m (145-2)Mike Shubert 39.18m (128-6) season best