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.