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    Jeff Farnell  
    Jeff Farnell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oak Brook, IL

    High School:
    Montini Catholic

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    01/09/1987


    AS A FRESHMAN: Earned BIG EAST indoor qualifications in two events in his debut season with the Irish ... his top times in both events came at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran 7.03 seconds in the 60 meters to take second and 21.86 in the 200 meters to take second in that event as well ... ran the 60 meters at the BIG EAST indoor meet, but was unable to reach the finals ... did not compete during the 2007 outdoor track season ... should be Notre Dame's top returner in the short sprints in 2008.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport letterwinner (track & field, football and soccer) at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill. ... two-time all-state selection on the track as a junior and senior (2004, 2005) ... won four crowns at 2005 Illinois Class A outdoor state championships (100, 200, 400 relay, 800 relay) ... was ranked among top 40 100-meter sprinters and top 15 200-meter sprinters in nation (according to DyeStat and Track & Field News) at end of 2004-05 season ... named Men's Outstanding Performer from Illinois (teams from Iowa and Wisconsin also competed) at the 2005 Iowa Association of Track Coaches (IATC) Senior Spotlight Meet in Cedar Falls, Iowa; set new meet records and personal bests in both the 100 meters (10.51) and 200 meters (21.03) en route to winning four titles at the meet (two individual/two relay) ... also member of Montini Catholic's 2004 state champion football team ... was originally slated to attend U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. ... was high school classmate of current Notre Dame sophomore Charlie Hilding ... born Jan. 9, 1987 in Maywood, Ill. ... son of Roberta Arquilla and Alan Farnell ... younger of two children ... plans to major in business at Notre Dame ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies program.

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