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ND Women’s Track: Irish take sixth in conference tourney

Andy Ziccarelli | Monday, February 25, 2008

With 62 points, Notre Dame finished sixth in the Big East championship this weekend.

Connecticut won the title with 103.5 points and Georgetown finished with 93.

One of the Irish highlights was the finals of the 500-meter dash. The Notre Dame duo of Cora Dayon and Natalie Johnson finished second and third, respectively. Dayon crossed the line in 1:12.13 and Johnson finished in 1:12.37.

Freshman Marissa Treece burst onto the conference scene, finishing sixth in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:33.95.

“Marissa is a very talented young lady with a lot of desire and a strong work ethic; everything that she needs to be successful in this sport,” Irish coach Tim Connelly said.

While the Big East Championships may be the end for some, the Irish will compete in the Alex Wilson Invitational, which is scheduled for March 7 at Notre Dame. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be the following weekend, on March 14 and 15.