Irish To Be Represented In Three Meets This Week

Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.


Track And Field Set For This Weekend's Spartan Invitational

The two-day meet gets underway Friday afternoon.


Track And Field Opens Season With Blue & Gold Invitational

The meet gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday at Loftus Sports Center.


Irish Welcome 22 Freshmen To Campus

Eleven men and 11 women make up the class of 2016.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in three meets for the Irish during the cross country season ... opened the year at the 5K Crusader Invitational before placing 19th out of 104 runners in the JV 5K race at the National Catholic Championship (20:18.7) ... closed out the year by running in the JV 5K race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... competed in two meets for the Irish ... ran the 1,500m at the Polytan Invitational ... posted a season-best time of 5:13.40 in the 1,500m at the Spartan Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Mishawaka High School in the spring of 2012 ... participated in track & field and cross country, earning eight varsity letters ... assisted teammates to a state qualification in the 4x800m relay (2010, 2011) ... was a member of the 4x800m sectional championship team (2010, 2011) ... won the 1,600m run at the sectional meet ... achieved the sportsmanship award in cross-country (2010, 2011) and the Frank M. Steele Mental Attitude Award in track (2011, 2012) ... named to the National Honor Society ... participated in the student newspaper, church choirs and Junior Kiwanis ... born to Timothy and LeAnn Balko in Mishawaka, Ind. ... has a younger brother, Joshua ... full name is Jessica Marie Balko.

Jessica Balko
Jessica  Balko


Mishawaka, IN

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Event Calendar


December 4
4:30 PM
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 16
11:00 AM
Wisconsin Open
Madison, Wis.
January 23
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 29
Indiana University Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 30
Indiana University Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 31
10:00 AM
UNO Privateer Invitational
Birmingham, Ala.
February 5
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 6
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

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