Junior Molly Seidel won the women's 5,000 meters on Friday, posting the nation's 11th-best time in 16:10.95.

Two Meet Records Fall On First Day Of Meyo Invitational

Feb. 6, 2015

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The first day of competition at the 2015 Meyo Invitational came to a close Friday, with a national-caliber performance for one Irish runner and a pair of world-class hurdles performances from visiting Olympians.

Notre Dame junior Molly Seidel continued her strong indoor season with a win in the women’s 5,000 meters. Building off her All-American cross country campaign, Seidel put 14 seconds between her and second-place Megan Curham from Princeton, a fellow All-American, with a time of 16:10.95. That time was good for 11th in the country based on times coming into the day, and was also an indoor personal best. Seidel is now among the top 16 in three events this season, including the 3,000 meters (13th, 9:20.62) and the mile (16th, 4:42.76).

The Meyo Track saw a facility record met and then surpassed in the preliminaries and semifinals of the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Olympian Tiffany Porter, running for adidas, met her own meet mark (as Tiffany Ofili) of 8.04, in the prelims, then broke 8-seconds with a 7.99 run in the semis, giving her the third-best time in the world.

Fellow Olympian Greggmar Smith of Barbados joined his adidas teammate on the Meyo Invitational and world scrolls in the men’s 60-meter hurdles semifinals. His 7.59 set a meet record, besting Ron Bramlett’s 2002 mark of 7.63, and also came in as third in the world this year.

Elsewhere, the Irish men’s distance medley relay team of Chris Quinn, John Rutkowski, Billy Dolan and Andrew Stone placed third in 9:56.94. Lena Madison placed sixth in the weight throw (18.10m) and Emily Carson also placed sixth in the long jump (5.69m).

The action picks up again Saturday at 10 a.m.with unseeded running sections and field events. Invitational running events will start around 2 p.m. ET, starting with the 60-meter hurdle finals and including the Meyo Mile and Ryan Shay 3,000 meters.

Day 1

Women’s Events
60-meter hurdles (prelims)
17. Jade Barber, 8.66
51. Rachel Rhodes, 10.11

60-meter hurdles (semis)
5. Jade Barber, 8.36

60 meters (prelims)
24. Emily Carson, 7.69
33. Allison Bartoszewicz, 7.79

5,000 meters
1. Molly Seidel, 16:10.95
16. Sydney Foreman, 17:10.36
41. Katie Moran, 17:56.46

200 meters
20. Allison Bartoszewicz, 24.67
22. Parker English, 24.80
53. Emily Carson, 25.55

Long Jump
6. Emily Carson, 5.69m

Weight Throw
6. Lena Madison, 18.10m
10. Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, 17.11m
Emily Morris, DNS

Men’s Events
60-meter hurdles (prelims)
30. Brent Swanberg, 8.57
34. Hunter Holton, 9.02
36. Drake Stimson, 9.71

60 meters (prelims)
32. Keith Mesidor, 7.03

5,000 meters
10. Brent Kennedy, 14:30.63
14. Jake Kildoo, 14:34.41

Distance Medley Relay
3. Notre Dame A, 9:56.94
Chris Quinn, John Rutkowski, Andrew Stone, Billy Dolan

Weight Throw
11. Dominick Padovano, 18.00m
13. Nick Hauser, 17.49m
19. Anthony Shivers, 16.89m

Long Jump
11. Keith Mesidor, 7.07m

By Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant