Notre Dame Track & Field - Irish Excel At Regional Meet

Notre Dame Track & Field - Irish Excel At Regional Meet

Notre Dame Track & Field - Irish Excel At Regional Meet
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Irish Excel At Regional Meet
Weber sets school record in hammer throw.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Records were broken and several members of the Notre Dame track and field program secured spots in the 2008 NCAA Championships with strong showings at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet hosted by Arkansas from May 29-30 at John McDonnell Field.

School records were set on the women’s side by Mary Saxer (Pole Vault), Jaclyn Espinoza (Discus) and Anna Weber (Hammer). Natalie Johnson recorded the program’s eighth-fastest time ever in the 800m (2:10.10).

After taking fourth in the 1,500m prelims (3:48.94), Kurt Benninger checked in at fifth in the final round with a time of 3:48.41. Patrick Smyth was third overall in the 5,000m (14:07.97) while Adam Currie (800m / 5th / 1:48.56) and Matt Schipper (Pole Vault / 9th / 5.06m) also shelved top 10 finishes.

The field for the NCAA Championships will be finalized on Sunday (June 1). NCAA Regionals – Fayetteville, Ark.
(finish – athlete – result)

800 Meter Run (M)
7 – Adam Currie – 1:48.92 (prelim)
5 – Adam Currie – 1:48.56 (finals)

1,500 Meter Run (M)
4 – Kurt Benninger – 3:48.94 (prelim)
9 – Jake Watson – 3:46.73 (prelim)
10 – Daniel Clark – 3:46.85 (prelim)
5 – Kurt Benninger – 3:48.41 (finals)
9 – Daniel Clark – 3:51.43 (finals)
11 – Jake Watson – 3:55.72 (finals)

5,000 Meter Run (M)
3 – Patrick Smyth – 14:07.97

Pole Vault (M)
9 – Matt Schipper – 5.06m

Triple Jump (M)
23 – Eric Quick – 14.63m

Shot Put (M)
13 – Mike Schubert 16.91m
26 – Denes Veres – 15.57m

Discus Throw (M)
14 – Brandon Drenon – 53.48m

400 Meter Dash (W)
14 – Joanna Schultz – 54.18

800 Meter Run (W)
16 – Natalie Johnson – 2:10.10
17 – Kelly Langhans – 2:10.13

3,000 Meter Steeplechase (W)
10 – Lindsey Ferguson – 11:00.61

100 Meter Hurdles (W)
23 – Alyissa Hasan – 13.74

Pole Vault (W)
7 – Mary Saxer – 4.06m

Discus Throw (W)
3 – Jaclyn Espinoza – 52.42m

Hammer Throw (W)
6 – Anna Weber – 58.61m

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