Notre Dame track and field: Irish qualify 14 for NCAAs
Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the third and final day of the NCAA East Preliminary meet at North Carolina A&T (Greensboro) with nine Fighting Irish securing their spot into the NCAA Championship.
Throughout the three-day contest, 14 Irish punched their tickets to the national meet. On the final day, Notre Dame racked up four top-three finishes and six top-10 finishes.
Jeremy Rae won the 1,500m with a winning time of 3:39.92.
The 4x400m team of Jade Barber, Michelle Brown, Margaret Bamgbose and Megan Yanik won the event with a time of 3:32.43. It was the fastest time set by the foursome this season and closed in on the school record (3:32.12) set in 2002.
Jade Barber additionally achieved a collegiate best in the 100m hurdles (third-13.00) and bettered her school record in the event after improving her time in the last two meets.
NCAA National Championship qualifiers:
4x400m (8th) 3:07.66 Brendan Dougherty, Patrick Feeney, Jarrod Buchanon, Chris Giesting.
4x400m (1st) 3:32.43 Jade Barber, Michelle Brown, Megan Yanik, Margaret Bamgbose.
Amber Lalla (4x400m-alternate)
Jade Barber (3rd) 100mH: 13.00.
Jeremy Rae (1st) 1,500m: 3:39.92
Kelly Curran (3rd) 1,500m: 4:16.09.
Rebecca Tracy (10th) 1,500m: 4:18.01.
Michelle Brown (6th) 400m: 52.55.
Margaret Bamgbose (12th) 400m: 53.00.
Patrick Feeney (14th) 400m: 46.93.
Megan Yanik (10th) 400mH: 58.66.
Alexa Aragon (5th) 3,000m Steeplechase: 10:04.77.