Megan Golden | May 12, 2017
The University of Notre Dame track and field team collected its 13th individual Atlantic Coast Conference title on the first day of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Georgia Tech’s George C. Griffin Track on Friday.
Following the first day of action, the Irish women stand tied for fourth place (10 points), and the men’s squad is tied for 10th (one point).
The first day of conference championships was highlighted by sophomore Anna Rohrer’s third ACC title this academic year, this time coming in the 10,000m race (33:22.05). Rohrer lapped nearly every runner and finished more than one minute ahead of the second-place finisher.
Graduate student Kathleen Darling (37:23.95) and junior Kaitlin Frei (37:34.33) finished 12th and 13th in the 10,000m, respectively.
Juniors Kevin Pulliam (30:17.00) and Brent Kennedy (30:26.08) ran in the 10,000m and came in ninth and 10th place.
In the women’s 1,500m preliminaries, junior Jessica Harris (4:26.28) and graduate student Danielle Aragon (4:26.35) finished first and second in their heat, respectively, automatically qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Harris placed ninth overall, while Aragon came in 11th.
Senior Jacob Dumford advanced to the 1,500m final with a sixth-place finish and a personal-best time of 3:45.96. Senior Christopher Marco (3:50.85) and freshman Ryan Schweizer (3:51.69) placed 14th and 16th overall but did not qualify for the finals.