Notre Dame track and field: Strong showing for Irish

Staff reports
ND Insider

Eight athletes from Notre Dame posted times that ranked among the top 10 in the NCAA so far this outdoor season over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational.

The top highlight of the weekend was turned in by graduate student Nick Happe’s 5,000m race. With his time of 13:43.55, Happe holds the top spot in the NCAA this season. After competing during his undergraduate years at Arizona State, Happe came to Notre Dame for law school and to compete in his final year of eligibility.

In the men’s 400m, Patrick Feeney currently ranks second in the country with his time this weekend of 45.56. Chris Giesting is not far behind him, nationally in fourth place with a time of 45.62. J.P. Malette’s performance of 3:43.03 also puts him in third nationally in the men’s 1,500.

On the women’s side, Margaret Bamgbose ranked fifth nationally in the 400 with a time of 52.74 after this weekend. Behind her is Michelle Brown, sitting in seventh place (52.76). Jade Barber won the women’s 100m hurdles at the Stanford Invitational, her time of 13.13 putting her at eighth in the country so far this season. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Alexa Aragon also currently ranked sixth in the country at 10:14.29.