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Thorpe And Sharp Lead Irish At Day One Of Meyo Invitational

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame track & field program hosted more than 40 teams from across the country at the first day of the Meyo Invitational on Friday evening inside Loftus Sports Center.

The Irish had a pair of strong performances in the women’s 60m hurdles, as Summer Thorpe won the qualifying round with a time of 8.40. Teammate Naya Sharp posted the best time of her career, finishing in 8.44 to rank third through the qualifying rounds.

In the men’s weight throw Logan Kusky stood out for Notre Dame. The senior placed third in the event with a mark of 21.22m. On the women’s side of the weight throw Abbey Kapitan came in fourth with a throw of 20.74m, just .02m shy of her personal record.

Another notable performance from the Irish came from Colton Crum in the pole vault. The sophomore cleared 5.00m to finish fourth in the event.

The Meyo Invitational wraps up on Saturday, with the first event of the day starting at 9:45 a.m. ET at the Loftus Sports Center. There will be a live stream of the meet on WatchESPN on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. ET.


Meyo Invitational
Loftus Sports Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Feb. 7, 2020

60m Qualifying
41 Temitope Agoro, 7.20
46 Edward Davis, 7.73

37 Edward Cheatham, 22.53

Pole Vault
4 Colton Crum, 5.00m 

Weight Throw
3 Logan Kusky, 21.22m
23 Shae Watkins, 17.32m
26 Michael Shoaf, 16.95
34 Matthew Eitken, 15.23m

60m Qualifying
47 Shae Douglas, 8.13
48 Michaela Butler, 8.27

60m Hurdles Qualifying
1 Summer Thorpe, 8.40
3 Naya Sharp, 8.44

12 Maddy VanBlunk, 17:48.92
18 MaryClare Leonard, 17:58.50

High Jump
13 Sarah Flight, 1.59m

Weight Throw
4 Abbey Kapitan, 20.74