Boys Take 9th, Girls 12th at Oxford Invite

Competing in the Oxford Invitational at Oxford High School, the Notre Dame boys track & field team finished 9th out 25 teams and the girls placed 12th out of 21 teams.  There were a number of standout performances, including another record breaking performance from senior Patrick Anger. For the second straight meet, Anger broke his own school record in the long jump, this time with a jump of 20’ 6”, five inches longer than his previous best, and placing 7th to earn a medal.  Anger was also a part of the 6th place 4x100m relay team along with senior Chris Wardlow, senior Brendan O’Sullivan, and senior Matthew Durkin. Durkin qualified for the 200m dash final and placed 6th in the event with a time of 23.53, while also placing 8th in the high jump with a mark of 5’ 10”.  Both placings earned him a medal and points for the Irish. Senior Aidan Schurig was 7th in the 400m dash with a time of 53.20. In distance events, senior Nathan Mylenek finished a close 2nd in hotly contested 1600m run with a time of 4:20.67, while junior Brendan Fraser placed 8th in the same event at 4:28.86.  Fraser was also 2nd in the 3200m run in 9:36.64. Mylenek currently holds the season’s fastest 1600m time in the state’s Division II and 4th fastest across all divisions, while Fraser has Division II’s second fastest 3200m time and 5th fastest across all divisions. Senior Claire Bolden once again led the girls team by placing in all three sprint events.  Bolden was 4th in the 100m dash (13.09), 3rd in the 200m dash (26.06), and 3rd in the 400m dash (58.87).  Bolden’s 400m mark ranks at the top of the state’s Division II. Bolden also joined sophomore Maddie Scherle, senior Lauren Kavanagh, and sophomore Lauren Neiheisel in the 4x400m relay where the team placed 8th in 4:26.30. Neiheisel was good for 5th in the 800m run at 2:22.82, which ranks as 5th fastest in Division II this spring. In relays, the 4x800m team consisting of freshman Lexie Case, sophomore Anna Miklas, freshman Bridgette Joslin, and senior Lauren Kavanagh was good for 6th place with a time of 10:57.64.

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