Several school records broken at Notre Dame

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

Several top ten school marks were set by Eastern over the weekend at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

For the women, junior Kristen Paris broke two more records this week in the 600-and 800-meter runs. Her time of 2:10.02 seconds in the 800 is now the third-best time in school history. In the 600, Paris also has the third best time now after her time of 1:34.96 seconds.

Dhiaa Dean, Julie James and Amy Yeoman also had top ten finishes in the 800 is eighth all time with her time of 2:14.66 seconds, James is ninth with a time of 2:15.21 seconds and Yeoman is tenth with her time of 2:15.40 seconds.

In the 3000, Maria Baldwin is now sixth in school history with her time of 10:05.17 seconds. Also for the woman, Bryn Buckwalter is now the fourth best in shot put with her throw of 46-0.5 inches.

The foursome of Julie James, Amina Jackson, Dhiaa Deam and Paris broke the school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:50.24 seconds, which was more than five seconds faster than the previous record.

Jordan Wallace is now third in school history with her time of 17:13.99 seconds in the 5000. Teammate Yeoman also placed in the top ten in school history in the same event.

For the men, Ephraim Dorsey set a new school record in 600 with a time of 1:18.96 seconds on Friday night. He now owns the third best time in school history. Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen advanced to the semi-finals in the 60.

The men and women’s 4×400-meter relay teams each had top ten times this weekend and Norvel Mohammed topped his previous time in the 400-meter run with a time of 47.05 seconds. He now has the second fastest time in school history.

Notre Dame, the host of the invitational had some strong performances this weekend. Junior Margaret Bamgbose had a time of 52.45 seconds in the women’s 400-meter run. She set a new Meyo invite record and Notre Dame school record with that run and now ranks fifth in Division I competition.

Bamgbose was also apart of the 4×400 meter relay team that broke an invitational record with their time of 3:37.20 seconds. Parker English, Amber Lalla and Jordan Shead joined Bamgbose on that relay team.

Both teams compete again Friday at the Grand Valley State Big Meet for an all-day event.   

Mark Shanahan can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].