||John Daly, Jr.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in three meets for the Irish cross country team ... placed seventh overall and third on the team at the Valparaiso Invitational ... took second at the National Catholic Championship JV race in 26:40 ... dropped his time on the Notre Dame home course 27 seconds to place 66th in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race two weeks later (26:13) ... tried his hand at several distances during the indoor campaign ... ran 8:53.64 over 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Opener ... posted a time of 4:24.21 in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational, covering the distance in 15:40.11 ... did not compete during the 2007 outdoor track season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Top performance of the indoor season came at the Blue & Gold Invitational when he ran 16:19.90 over 5,000 meters ... improved upon that time in the outdoor campaign, running 16:06.3 at the Notre Dame Opener.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track at St. Xavier High School ... earned academic all-state accolades as a junior in cross country ... member of eight regional championship-winning teams ... also participated on three state championship-winning teams ... an all-regional team selection in cross country as a senior ... served as the team captain in both sports during his senior year ... cross country team MVP as a senior ... personal bests include 4:35 in the 1,600m, 9:53 in the 3,200m, and 16:23 over 5,000m in cross country ... member of student government, National Honor Society, and campus ministry at St. Xavier ... son of John, Sr. and Moira Daly ... oldest of eight children ... uncle, Tim Diamond, ran cross country and track at Notre Dame, while grandfather Gene Diamond, Sr., also ran track for the Irish ... born Oct. 13, 1986 in Clarendon Hills, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters (3.937 cumulative grade-point average through spring 2006 semester) ... exceptional student-athlete who has earned Dean's List honors in each of his first two semesters, notching a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall 2005 term and a 3.875 GPA in the spring 2006 semester.
|Career Track Bests|
|Event||Time||Location||5,000m||15:40.11||2007 Meyo Invitational
|5,000m||16:06.3h||2006 Notre Dame Spring Opener|