Notre Dame Track and Field | Feb. 8, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
The 1,590 people that were packed into the Loftus Sports Center today were not disappointed by the excitement of the second day of the Meyo Invitational. The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams earned 11 top-five finishes and three event victories.
"It was a great meet," says head coach Joe Piane. "In every event there was someone who was really very competitive nationally. Not just Notre Dame, but speaking as a meet director, if you look at the vaults, the high jumps, the long jumps, there were people there that were national class in every event. And that's what we want."
Fifth-year student Jeremy Rae won the Meyo Mile event for the Irish, running a sub four-minute mile for the third consecutive year. His time of 3:57.25 topped his two previous performances and set a new Notre Dame school record. Graduate student Nick Happe came in third in the race with a time of 3:59.58, just making it under that four-minute mark. Rae and Happe were joined by Sam Penzenstadler of Loyola who also made it in under four.