April 26, 1985 - Nicholas Sparks helps set the 4x800 record


Before Nicholas Sparks was an acclaimed author, he was a member of the Track and Field Team at Notre Dame. The 4x800 at the 1985 Drake Relays was a barn burner. The Notre Dame relay team set a school record with a time of 7:20.11. This record still stands today.

One of the members of that relay team was Nicholas Sparks, along with his roommate Jeff Van Wie. The other two members were John McNelis and Robert Nobles.

The results of the 1985 Drake Relays can be viewed in these scanned results. Unfortunately, the ND splits are duplicates of the Baylor results, so each runner's contribution appears to be lost.




Keywords: track and field, record, nicholas sparks, jeff van wie, robert nobles, john mcnelis, drake relays

Posted On: 2015-04-26 04:35:46 by IrishTrpt07

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