Phoenix Harris '14 | May 6, 2014 | Notre Dame Track & Field
Three weekends ago, the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was the first time the Fighting Irish competed in the event, but according to senior middle-distance runner Alexa Aragon, the label of conference “newcomer” was one of the team’s biggest motivations.
“This year is the first time we’ve been in the ACC, but we know Florida State always dominates. It was a positive to see that we could compete that closely with them,” she says.
Aragon and the women’s team took second place overall with 96 points, just 15 points behind the Florida State women’s team. She helped the Irish achieve such a close second by earning silver in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase (10:11.52). While Aragon and the team were happy to have done so well, she is quick to point out their desire to use the meet as a reason to push harder throughout the remainder of the season.