Track & Field



Irish Boast 46 Spring Student-Athletes On All-ACC Academic Teams

List highlighted by Matt Landis' recognition as men's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Kaila Barber Wins 100m and 400m Hurdles on Last Day of ACC Outdoor Meet

The graduate student had a standout championship meet and broke the school record in the 400m hurdles.


Notre Dame Advances Four More into Sunday Finals Races at ACC Championship

Sprinter Alex Groesch won his heat in the 400m and earned the last spot in the finals.


Shivers Shatters School Record on First Day of ACC Championship

Multiple Irish athletes had top qualifying times throughout the day.


Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads


NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3


  • 2016 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 400-meter dash, outdoor 4x400-meter relay)
  • 2015 Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 4x400-meter relay)
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 4x400-meter relay)
  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 11 track meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons … placed second in the 200m (21.91) and first in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:13.41) … came in fourth place in the 60m at the Alex Wilson Invitational (6.92) … took All-ACC honors in the 400m (48.46) with a sixth place finish and a fourth place finish in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (3:13.64) … placed sixth in the 400m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (48.11) … finished the year with a seventh place finish in the 400m (47.95) and helped the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Dunn, O’Connell) to a runner-up finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3:14.14) ... ACC Academic Honor roll recipient.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a productive season, competing in 13 meets between the indoor and outdoor track schedules … saw first action at the Meyo Invitational … also competed at the Spire DI Invitational before the ACC Indoor Championships … helped the Irish indoor 4x400-meter relay team (Eric Ways, Harvey Smith, Chris Giesting) to a third place finish at the conference meet, good for second team All-ACC honors (3:11.06) … participated in three relay groups (4x200, 4x400, sprint medley) at the Texas Relays to the start of the outdoor slate … helped the Irish 4x400 squad to the title at the Stanford Invitational (3:08.61) … also placed 13th in the open 400 at the same event (48.10) … placed fourth in the 200 meters at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (21.91) … ran with John Rutkowski, Aaron Dunn and Smith to third place in the 4x400 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … helped the 4x400 to a second place finish (3:07.50) and the 4x100 squad to fourth place (41.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (both with Ways, Smith and Giesting) … placed fourth with Ways, Smith and Giesting in the 4x200 at the Drake Relays (1:24.08) … placed eighth in the open 400 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (47.82) … competed in the open 400 (20th place) and the 4x400 relay (eighth place) at the ACC Outdoor Championships … combined with Ways, Smith and Giesting for a school record performance in the 4x400 at the NCAA East Preliminaries (3:05.70) … earned honorable mention All-America accolades after finishing 22nd in the relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … a USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team selection.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 10 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... represented the Irish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing 18th in the 400m dash (48.94) ... participated in two events at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 20th in the 400m dash (48.82) and second as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:08.39) ... began the season with a fourth place finish in the 200m dash (22.11), a fifth place finish in the 400m dash (48.65) and a first place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:12.47) at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Saint Louis University High School in the spring of 2013 ... lettered in both cross country and track & field all four years of high school ... earned all-state honors after finishing in second place in the 400m as a senior ... clocked in a season-best time of 10.98 in the 100m ... won all-state honors after placing fourth in the 400m as a junior ... second chair cellist in the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra ... was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra ... was in the Missouri All State Orchestra from 2011 to 2013 and in the National High School Honors Orchestra ... full name is Alexander James Aebel Groesch ... born in St. Louis, Mo. ... son of Scott Groesch and Kathy Aebel-Groesch ... has one younger brother and one younger sister ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.

Alex Groesch
Alex  Groesch


St. Louis, MO

High School:
St. Louis University H.S.


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