March 29, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – While their teammates were competing in a meet at Purdue, a number of Notre Dame track and field members traveled to the two-day Stanford Invitational, March 27-28, and came away with seven top-10 finishes in the first day of action.

Headlining the group was junior JoAnna Deeter’s (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) school-record breaking performance in the 10,000 meters. Deeter, who finished sixth in the 1999 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meters, posted a time of 32.53.95 en route to a fourth-place finish. Deeter’s time beat the previous school record of 34.32.95 set by teammate Alison Klemmer (Troy, Mich.) in 1998. Klemmer, who also participated in Saturday’s 10,000 meter race, took home eighth with a career best time of 34:19.19.

Other Notre Dame track and field members with top 10 performances included Nadia Schmiedt (London, Ontario) in both the 100-meter hurdles (third) and the 400-meter hurdles (third), Jay Hofner (Wheaton, Ill.) in the men’s hammer throw (eighth), Antonio Arce (Palmdale, Calif.) in the men’s 5,000 meters (ninth) and Derek Dyer (Huntington, Ind.) in the shot put (10th).

Results – – Day One
Stanford Invitational – March 27-28

Women's 10,000 Meters                Men's 10,000 Meters 4. JoAnna Deeter (33:28.01)*        12. Ryan Shay (29:01.59) 8. Alison Klemmer (34:19.19)18. Nicole LaSelle (35:28.87)
Men's Shot Put Women's Shot Put10. Derek Dyer (49-7 3/4) 18. Dore DeBartolo (40-2)18. Matt Thompson (46-6 1/4)
Women's 100-Meter Hurdles Women's 400-Meter HurdlesHeat 3 3. Nadia Schmiedt (59.34)3. Nadia Schmiedt (14.49)
Men's 5,000 Meters Women's 3,000 Meters 9. Antonio Arce (13:55.98) 27. Patty Rice (9:59.32)35. Ryan Maxwell (14:41.38)
Men's Hammer * = Notre Dame record8. Jay Hofner (181-1)