Notre Dame is Raleigh-bound for ACC Championships – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

Notre Dame is Raleigh-bound for ACC Championships – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Irish have wrapped up the 2023 regular season, and the group will compete at NC State from May 11-13 as part of the 2023 ACC Championships. A total of 26 women will head to North Carolina along with 21 men. 

Competition begins Thursday at 11 a.m. with the men’s javelin throw, which will be followed by finals in the women’s and women’s pole vault, men’s and women’s long jump, and men’s and women’s hammer throw. Opening men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon events are also scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Prelims are set for early Thursday evening in three men’s and women’s running events, followed by the women’s 10,000-meter final at 8:10 p.m. and the men’s 10,000m at 8:50.

A full slate of events and preliminaries continues Friday and Saturday, with finals in 20 running events and four field events wrapping up the Championships on Saturday from 3 until 9 p.m.

Notre Dame has a number of athletes poised to score on both the men’s and women’s sides. Sophomore and national champion Jadin O’Brien looks to put up several additional big performances, and she is currently ranked first in the conference in the women’s heptathlon. 

Olivia Markezich is one of Notre Dame’s top distance runners, and she is in position to medal in the women’s 5000-meter event. The junior holds the second-fastest mark in the ACC this year, while senior Katie Thronson and sophomore Erin Strzelecki are sixth and 10th, respectively. Freshman Sonia Chisholm is 11th, and the women collectively rank third in the nation in the 5000-meter event. Chisholm could score in the 1500-meter event as well.

For the men, Michael Shoaf holds the top shot put mark in the ACC this season, and John Keenan is third in the javelin. Keenan broke the school record in the javelin throw at the Texas Invitational a few weeks ago. 

Carter Solomon will look to place in the 5000-meter event, and Tom Seitzer is a threat to medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

Live results will be available throughout the weekend, and there will be a live stream available at various points throughout the meet. All additional meet information can be found here. Florida State is the two-time defending champion on the men’s side, while Miami was victorious on the women’s side last spring.

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