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ND Women’s Track: Women look strong at ASU Invitational

Alex Barker | Monday, March 31, 2008

Notre Dame jumpstarted the outdoor season in a big way this weekend by grabbing seven top-three finishes at the Arizona State Invitational meet this weekend in Tempe, Ariz.

Senior Brienne Davis turned in the best performance for the Irish by handily winning the 100-meter dash and taking third in the 200-meter dash.

Junior Alyissa Hasan also had a great meet for the Irish taking third in the 100-meter hurdles to go along with her 14th place finishes in the 200-meter dash and the javelin throw. Hasan’s time of 13.91 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles was enough to qualify her for the NCAA regional meet at the end of the year.

The Irish 4-by-400-meter relay team took first place at the meet and also qualified for the NCAA regional meet. Members of the relay team also found success in other events. Sophomore Joanna Schultz, freshman Cora Dayon, and senior Crysta Swayzer finished second, sixth and eighth-place respectively in the 400-meter dash event.

Freshmen Kelly Langhans and Natalie Johnson finished second and third-place respectfully in the 800-meter run rounding out an outstanding performance by the Irish.

Next weekend, Notre Dame will send athletes to both the Stanford and Purdue Invitationals.