Track & Field


AS A SENIOR: Opened cross country season by finishing 22nd at the 8K National Catholic Championships ... placed fifth overall in the 1,500m run at the Gina Relays, with a time of 3:50.30 ... also competed at the Indiana University Relays, placing first overall in the 3,000m run, with a time of 8:30.87 ... finished fourth overall in the 5,000m run at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational, recording a time of 15:02.54 ... recorded best mile time of the season at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational in 4:09.47.... earned a monogram for track and field.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished first at the Valparaiso Crusader Open in 19:16 ... ran the National Catholic Championship in 25:50 for 12th place ... opened the season in the 800 with a ninth-place finish (1:56.58) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... ran the 1,600 in 4:14.87 (31st) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... concluded the indoor season at the BIG EAST Championships running the distance medley relay as the anchor (1,600) finishing fourth in 9:54.02 ... competed at the Alex Wilson Invitational, running the 1,600 in 4:21.68 ... outdoor personal best in the 1,500 came at the Stanford Invitational in 3:57.11 ... ran the 1,500 (4:00.72) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... finished the 5,000 in 15:01.16 for fifth place at the Border Battle ... ran the 5,000 (14:57.86) at the Gina Relays.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished the season with a 13th-place showing in the 1,500 (3:58.26) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... competed in the 800 (1:53.78) for 12th at the Ole Miss Invitational ... finished eighth in 4:10.88 at the Meyo Invitational in the 1,600 ... ran the 1,600 in 4:13.22 for fifth place at the Notre Dame Invitational ... had a sixth place showing at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in the 800 with a 1:55.25 ... opened the indoor season with a third-place finish in the 1,600 in 4:18.08 at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the 1,500 final at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... competed in the 1,600 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... advanced to the 800 finals at the Notre Dame Invitational ... top performance in the 1,600 (4:17.37) came at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... reached the final of the 1,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Bishop Kelly (Idaho) ... two-time Idaho state champion in the 800 (2006, 2007) as well the champion in the 1,600 (2006) ... earned all-conference, all-city and all-state honors for four consecutive years in track and field ... earned all-conference, all-city and all-state honors his senior season in cross country, as well as all-conference honors his junior season ... broke the Bishop Kelly school record in the 1,600 held by Nick Symmonds with a 4:17.13 at the Stanford Invitational in 2007 ... ran the 800 leg of his high school and state record setting sprint medley relay team ... took seventh-place at the state cross country meet during his senior season ... valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society ... named the Wendy's High School Heisman state winner for Idaho ... senior class treasurer and member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... born January 10, 1988, in Boise, Idaho ... son of Suzanne and Dennis Carter ... one of four Carter siblings to attend Notre Dame ... sister Jackie is a former member of the Notre Dame track and field team and sister Jennifer was a member of the Irish soccer team ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science as a science-business major.


800m (Notre Dame Opener) 1:56.58
1,000m (Meyo-Invitational) 2:28.92
1,600m (Meyo Invitational) 4:14.87


800m (Ole Miss Invitational) 1:53.78
1,500m (Mike Poehlein Invitational) 3:57.11
1,600m (Meyo Invitational) 4:10.88

Spencer Carter
Spencer  Carter

Boise, ID

High School:
Bishop Kelly

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