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Men’s Track & Field: Senior jumper Quick continues to lead Irish for fourth year

Matthew Robison | Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three Big East Indoor Championship appearances, three Big East Outdoor appearances, two-time all-Big East selection, one NCAA appearance.

That’s the outstanding resume for senior jumper Eric Quick. As the leading competitor for the Irish in the long jump and the triple jump for the last several years, Quick has made quite a name for himself on the conference level.

Already this season, Quick has claimed a first place finish in the long jump at the Indiana Invitational. The California native qualified for the Big East Championships with his second place finish in the triple jump and fourth place finish in the long jump at the Notre Dame Invitational, and he took second in the 60-meter dash at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener.

Quick’s career got off to a fast start, as he earned all-Big East honors in his first season, finishing second in the triple jump at the Big East Indoor Championships, helping the Irish claim the title that year. Quick also earned a spot in the Big East Outdoor Championships, finishing 13th in the long jump.

As a sophomore, Quick’s success in the jumps continued with third-place finishes in both the triple jump and long jump at the Big East Indoor Championships. At the outdoor conference meet, Quick finished fourth and sixth in the triple jump and long jump, respectively. For the second time in as many seasons, Quick was an all-conference selection.

In his third season on campus, Quick’s performances catapulted him to an NCAA Mideast Regional appearance.  While just missing out on gaining conference honors for the third straight season, Quick still made impressive performances in both events at the Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Quick has not slowed down this year, and is on pace to earn another all-conference selection, depending on his performance in the Big East Indoor Championships Feb. 20-21. He will seek titles in the triple jump and long jump in both the indoor and outdoor conference meets to put a fitting end to a stellar career. He narrowly missed out on qualifying for another NCAA appearance at the Indiana Invitational, but will get another crack at doing so in the conference meet.

For a career that has been littered with individual and team honors, Quick has had one of the most successful campaigns in his four years at Notre Dame out of the many standout seniors on this year’s squad.