Irish succeed at Meyo Invitational – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame athletics program wraps up a successful weekend by hosting the Meyo Invitational on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5.

After two days and five events in total, Jadin O’Brien took the first victory for the Irish women by taking first place in the women’s indoor pentathlon. O’Brien scored 4,228 points in five events.

Also in the women’s indoor pentathlon, Irish members Alaina Brady and Madison Schmidt took second and third place respectively. Brady scored 3,867 points and Schmidt 3,574 points.

Rachel Tanczos threw well when she took second place in the women’s shot put with a mark of 21.90m. Michael Shoaft finished fourth in the men’s shot put with a mark of 18.91m. Continuing the success, teammate John Stefan threw for a mark of 17.80m.

In the men’s pole vault, Nolan Blachowski finished with a mark of 4.75m and took fourth place. On the women’s side of the field events, Kendall Burgess finished in the long jump with a mark of 5.47m, and in the women’s high jump, Sarah Flight hit a mark of 1.59m.

The women’s 4000m medley relay saw Notre Dame take first place when Kaitlin Ryan, Katherine Smith, Erin Sullivan and Madeline King crossed the finish line at 11:27.29. In the distance events, Jaqueline Gaughan took first place in the 5000m with a time of 16:29.24. In the 3000m, Sophie Novak ran a time of 9.38.83 and took second place.

In the women’s 800, Kaitlin Ryan and Erin Sullivan finished eighth and ninth respectively. Ryan crossed the finish line with a time of 2:09.06 and Sullivan finished with a time of 2:09.22. Olivia Markezich took third place in the women’s 3000m with a time of 9:08.51.

In the famous mile race, Madeleine King ran for a time of 4:50.08 and crossed the finish line taking ninth place.

In the men’s running events, Carter Solomon took second place in the men’s 5000m. He took a time of 13:59.18. His teammates Zach Kreft and Nicholas Mota were right behind him as they crossed the finish line at 14:04.76 and 14:40.12, respectively.

In the men’s 800, Samuel Voelz and Tim Zepf took second and third place with times of 1:48.24 and 1:48.36. Bashir Mosavel-lo was also there when he finished with a time of 1:49.71.

The Fighting Irish will be back next weekend at the Iowa State Classic, Music City Invitational and David Hemery ValentineInvitational on February 11-12.


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