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Irish put in impressive showing at Indiana Relays

| Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Notre Dame’s men and women’s teams posted strong individual showings this Saturday at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington.

The stand-out performance of the day came from junior high-jumper Matthew Birzer, who jumped 2.14 meters to win the event for the third-consecutive meet.

For the women, senior Jessica Harris placed highest in an individual event, running the 800-meter dash in 2:07.15, placing third.

On the track, freshman Andrew Alexander put in an impressive collegiate debut in the mile, leading all Irish runners with a 4:14.70 mark, good for 6th place overall.

Both the men and women’s teams put in solid performances in the 400-meter-dash as well, with juniors Edward Cheatham and Zachary Zajdel placing second and third for the men, and senior Jordan Sheed placing fourth for the women.

In the field, sophomore Kassadee Ifft placed third in the pole vault with a vault of 3.68 meters and freshman Rachel Tanczos threw a career-best 17.93 meters in the weight throw.

For the men, sophomore Logan Kusky also put in a strong performance in the weight throw, placing fourth with a throw of 19.05 meters.

Up next, the Irish will host the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Loftus Sports Center.

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