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Track and Field Distance Specialists Compete At Stanford

April 1, 2001

The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams were represented by five distance specialists at the Stanford Invitational late Saturday night. Senior All-American Ryan Shay (Central Lake, Mich.) qualified for the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, Ore., on May 30 in the 10,000 meters with a fourth-place finish in the event. His time of 28:40.03 is the second-fastest in Notre Dame history, just behind Shay’s own school record of 28:26.91 set at the 2000 Mt. SAC Relays.

Freshman Todd Mobley (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and senior Sean McManus (Hernando, Fla.) joined Shay in the 10,000-meter race, Mobley finishing 59th in 30:17.38 and McManus crossing the finish line in 31:15.27 (75th).

The women’s team was represented by sophomore Jennifer Handley (Barrie, Ontario) and senior Chrissy Kuenster (Wheaton, Ill.). Handley finished 42nd in the 5,000 meters in 17:10.17 while Kuenster placed 36th in the 10,000 meters in 36:26.01.

Notre Dame will compete in its only home outdoor meet this weekend, the Spring Opener, at Moose Krause Stadium. The competition starts at 10 a.m.