Megan Golden | May 28, 2017
For the 26th straight season, the University of Notre Dame track and field team will compete for an NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon, in June. The Irish concluded the NCAA East Regional with a total of five athletes qualified for outdoor nationals.
The Irish women’s squad will travel to the outdoor championships for the 24th straight season, while the men will make their 22nd appearance over the last 23 years. Notre Dame has had two or more athletes qualify 41 times in program history.
Graduate student Danielle Aragon (4:12.50) ran faster than lightning in the first heat of the 1,500m, breaking her own school record and automatically qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Aragon’s record lasted roughly five minutes, however, as junior Jessica Harris (4:11.67) topped the mark in the next heat. Aragon, who was racing at her third career regional meet, and Harris will make their first career appearances at the outdoor championships.