Fighting Irish Head to Nationals

Notre Dame Track & Field | May 31, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

Track - Alexa Aragon steeplechase nationalsAlexa Aragon will compete in the steeplechase at nationals.

UPDATE: After qualifying six athletes for the NCAA Championships on day two of the NCAA East Preliminary Round Friday, the University of Notre Dame track and field teams competed to add another six to that list on yesterday’s day three. A total of 12 Notre Dame student-athletes will be competing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in less than two weeks.

The women’s 4x400m relay team of junior Amber Lalla, senior Michelle Brown, senior Megan Yanik and sophomore Margaret Bamgbose placed second with a time of 3:32.83. Brown and Bamgbose had already qualified for the NCAA Championships in the women’s 400m dash, but the relay finish qualified them for a second time as well as Lalla and Yanik.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- It was a day of the NCAA East Preliminary for the University of Notre Dame track and field teams at Hodges Stadium. Day two saw several Irish athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships, to be held in Eugene, Ore., in two weeks.

In the men’s 400m dash, junior Chris Giesting and senior Patrick Feeney were the first Notre Dame student-athletes to qualify for the finals. Feeney game in seventh with a time of 45.60 and Giesting placed 10th in 45.66.

The Irish also qualified two athletes on the women’s side. Senior Michelle Brown won her heat to come in third overall with a time of 52.13, and sophomore Margaret Bamgbose qualified with a seventh place finish in 51.75.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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