Notre Dame Track & Field Invitational, Friday, January 25th 2008, at the Loftus Center
AS A JUNIOR: Reprised his role as he team's top sprint hurdler ... set a career best in the 60-meter hurdles at the Windsor Team Challenge, taking first in the preliminary heats before placing second in the final in 8.25 seconds ... qualified for the indoor BIG EAST Championship final in hurdles ... ran 8.31 to finish eighth in the preliminaries and moving up to seventh in the final with at time of 8.32 seconds ... his points contributed to the Irish team title ... took fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Spartan Invitational ... dipped under 15 seconds at the Central Collegiate Championships, running 14.91 seconds in the 110-hurdle prelims ... wound up taking third in the event final ... placed 11th in the BIG EAST outdoor meet preliminaries in 14.92 seconds to close his season ... will be eager to finish his career on a high note during the 2008 season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame's strongest hurdle competitor during the indoor season ... set a personal best in the 60-meter dash (7.29) early on at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a BIG EAST qualification in the 60-meter hurdles at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 8.37 ... wound up taking 10th at the BIG EAST indoor meet, posting a time of 8.40 in the preliminaries ... did not compete during the outdoor track season.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of Notre Dame's hurdle specialists during the 2005 track season ... ran well at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, clocking times of 8.30 in the 60-meter hurdles and 7.32 in the 60-meter dash ... placed fourth at the Windsor Team Challenge with an 8.37 mark in the 60-meter hurdles ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing 11th (8.45) at the competition ... concentrated on the 110-meter hurdles during the outdoor campaign ... ran 15.01 in the event at the Indy Relays, finishing fourth ... improved his career best at the Hillsdale Gina Relays by running 14.92 for sixth ... qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 110-meter hurdles and finished 10th (14.83).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Accomplished track and football athlete at Comsewogue High School ... collected 10 varsity letters throughout his prep career ... ran sprints and hurdles during the indoor and outdoor track seasons ... earned All-American status by finishing third at the National Scholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship in the 60 meter high hurdles in a state record-tying time of 8.06 ... all-state athlete his junior and senior seasons in indoor and outdoor track ... nationally ranked in both track seasons as a junior and senior ... seven-time all-conference and all-city performer in track & field ... team captain and MVP five times during his track career ... collected five conference championships in track and was a member of a conference champion football squad ... all-conference receiver/cornerback his senior season ... named most outstanding athlete at his high school ... member of the National Honor Society ... born Sept. 23, 1986 in Stony Brook, N.Y. ... youngest of five children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.