LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish traveled for the 2023 ACC Indoor Championships and brought home one event title on the first day of competition. The Irish also tallied multiple All-ACC finishes.
Jadin O’Brien tallied the first event title of the weekend in the women’s pentathlon where she scored 4377 points for a new personal best, and making her number one in the country in the event.
The first day of the ACC Indoor Championships saw multiple throwing, jumping, and distance events for the Irish. The first scores to come in featured the women’s pentathlon. Jadin O’Brien, Alaiana Brady and Reese Sanders all competed for the Irish.
The first event for the pentathlon was the 60 meter hurdles where O’Brien took second place with a time of 8.53, and Brady took fourth place with a time of 8.59. Sanders followed, crossing the finish line at 8.92. The pentathlon continued on with the high jump where O’Brien took second place with her best mark being 1.71m which also became a new personal best. Brady took seventh place with a mark of 1.65m, and Sanders hit 1.56m which established a personal best for herself.
The pentathlon shot put had O’Brien take first place with a mark of 13.68m. Brady took second place with a best of 12.97m and established a new personal best. Sanders finished the event with a mark of 10.36m. The long jump had O’Brien take third place as she hit her best mark of 5.90m. Brady hit a mark of 5.32m and Sanders hit 5.16m. Sanders set her second personal best of the day with this event. The final event of the day for the pentathlon was the 800m. O’Brien took first place with a time of 2:13.95. This put her in first place in the pentathlon with 4377 points, a new personal best, and making her number one in the country in the event. Teammates Brady and Sanders completed the pentathlon with 4103 and 3654 points, respectively.
Shae Douglas and Remy Finn represented the Irish in the women’s 200 meter dash where they ran for times of 24.36 and 25.10 seconds, respectively. Emma Albano competed for Notre Dame in the women’s weight throw where she hit a mark of 16.44 meters. Michael Shoaf hit a mark of 19.67m in the men’s weight throw and teammate Blake Kusky hit 18.54m.
In the first distance event of the night, the women’s 5000 meter race saw Erin Strzelecki take seventh place with a time of 16:16.47. Katie Rose Blachowicz crossed the finish line with a time of 16:54.26. In the men’s 5000…
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