May 2, 1998
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s track and field teams completed day two of the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships on Saturday. The men currently sit in fourth place with 27 points, just 10.5 points behind first-place St. John’s. The women are currently tied with Boston College for ninth place with 13 points. Rutgers and Pittsburgh are tied for the lead with 54 points.
Senior All-American Jason Rexing was the highest finisher for the Irish on Saturday as he placed second in the 10,000 meters with a time of 30:12.14. This marked the first time in three years that Rexing did not win the 10,000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships. Senior Dan Frigo captured fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6-7, and sophomore Matt Thompson finished fourth in the discus with a season-best toss of 157-0. Senior All-American Errol Williams was the top qualifier in the preliminary heats of the 110-meter hurdles, and both Marshaun West and Chris Cochran qualified for the 200-meter dash finals on Sunday.
On the women’s side sophomore Alison Klemmer led the way as she finished third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:17.07. Freshman Bethany Wilson placed fourth in the pole vault with a height of 9-6 1/4, and sophomore JoAnna Deeter captured seventh in the 10,000 meters as she ran to a time of 35:52.69. Junior Nadia Schmiedt captured the last qualifying spot in the 400-meter hurdles with her time of 1:01.41.