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ND Track & Field: Squads set to host Meyo Invitational

James Michalski | Thursday, February 5, 2009

Notre Dame will host the 22nd annual Meyo Invitational this Friday and Saturday in its last home meet before the Big East championships.

Known as one of the premier winter meets in the country, this year’s Meyo Invitational will include ranked squads like No. 11 Louisville and No. 15 Michigan. The meet will feature the Meyo Mile and, for the second year, the Ryan Shay 3000-meter run, in honor of the former Irish standout who died suddenly during the Olympics Trials in New York City on Nov. 3, 2007.

Freshmen Kelly Lynch and Joe Miller, and sophomore Paul Springer will represent the Irish in that race, and senior Dan Clark will run the Meyo Mile.

The meet’s schedule is such that the highest level of competition will take place Saturday afternoon, as unseeded entries are reserved for Friday and Saturday morning.

The event, which is to be held in the Loftus Center, will begin with the long jump at 5 p.m. Friday. The meet’s first running event, the women’s 5000-m, is set for 6 p.m.

Saturday’s events will begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s 3000-m. The Meyo Mile will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Ryan Shay run is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

Next on the Irish schedule is the Windsor Team Challenge in Windsor, Ontario, followed by the Big East championships Feb. 21-22 in New York City.