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Track and Field: Indiana Relays host twenty teams

Joe Wirth | Friday, January 28, 2011

In one of their toughest tests of the season, the Irish will compete in the Indiana Relays this weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

One of the featured events on the Irish schedule, Notre Dame will have to contend with some of the stiffest competition of the season. The contest features 20 teams and more than 1,200 entries. The Indiana Relays also marks the fourth road meet of the season for the Irish.

Senior Justin Schneider leads the Irish this year as one of the top multi-event performers in the country. The Irish boast another top-ranked athlete in sophomore Rebecca Tracy, who ranks seventh in the country in the 800-meter run. She also ran the second-fastest mile in the country at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 4:42.14.

Indiana, the host school, will present a number of formidable challenges for the Irish. The Hoosiers boast two-time pole vaulting national champion junior Derek Drouin. The Hoosiers are tough from top to bottom and provide a balanced attack. The Hoosier men are ranked seventh in the country and the women are ranked 16th.

The races will begin Friday at 3 p.m. at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse and will continue Saturday at 9 a.m.