Several Runners Medal at Golden Triangle Meet

Coach John Barbee traveled a small group of Notre Dame track athletes to compete at the Golden Triangle Invitational at Saline High School, a state championship-type atmosphere that attracts some of the most talented runners from around the state.  The group responded in huge way by winning medals, establishing personal records, and breaking Notre Dame records.  It was a near perfect night for racing. The boys 4x100m relay team consisting of seniors Chris Wardlow, Patrick Anger, Brendan O’Sullivan, and Matthew Durkin got things started by breaking their own school record with a time of 44.41, good for 12th place. Senior Claire Bolden followed with a medal winning performance, an eighth place finish in the 400m dash in 58.89.  Lauren Neiheisel joined the fray with a 12th place finish in the 800m run in 2:22.10, a new personal best. Junior Brendan Fraser and senior Nathan Mylenek capped off the night with two school record breaking performances in the 3200m run.  Fraser crossed the line in 9:14.15 for seventh place and Mylenek wasn’t far behind in 9:17.60, good for 12th.  Both performances eclipse the previous record of 9:28.35, set by Chris Burns in 2010. “After a night like this, I think I can retire,” proclaimed Coach Barbee with a smile on his face.

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