So far this indoor track season has been quite the success for these three young professionals. They’ve been busy competing across the world in preparation for the U.S. Indoor Championships taking place this weekend on March 11-12.
Chris Giesting started the year off strong with his first professional win at the New Balance Games in New York earlier in January. His winning time of 1:17:72 was his second fastest time ever for 600 meters! Later, Chris performed well on familiar territory at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center where he notched his 400 time down to 46.41 for the year, which currently ranks him 9th on the U.S. Indoor Championships list of entries.
The three have been gearing up for U.S. Championships this week where Chris looks to have another strong performance.
Similarly, Pat Feeney has been having a tremendous start to his 2016 campaign. His win at the famed Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in 46.61 currently ranks him 11th on the U.S. Indoor Championships list of entries. Following up his victory, he traveled to Europe to compete on the World stage. Pat ran exceedingly well in Poland where he raced his way to silver against some tough competition! He then went on to win his section in his next race in Ireland to finish atop the podium yet again for an overall 3rd place finish.
Pat is also excited for the upcoming U.S. Championships meet and is ready to compete in hopes of keeping his podium streak alive.
Last but not least, Jade Barber has seen record-breaking performances this year. She started the season off strong traveling to our neighbors to the north where she ran at the Knights of Columbus (KofC) Games in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She won her preliminary heat in the 60H with a time of 8.14. In the finals she fought and edged her way into 2nd place for a silver medal at the KofC Games! Jade then focused on racing at the Meyo Invitational where she broke her personal record in the hurdles to run a blazing 8.06, which currently ranks her 13th on the U.S. Indoor Championships list of entries.
Jade looks to race against quite possibly the deepest field at the Championships this week but coming off her record-breaking run she’s excited to see what she can do.
Next up the Irish Trio travel to Portland to compete at the U.S. Indoor Championships (March 11-12) where they will race against the best athletes in the country, and have a shot to qualify for the upcoming Indoor World Championships (March 18-19).