Track & Field



Irish Celebrate Five Victors At ACC/Big Ten Challenge Saturday

Kaila Barber, Sydney Foreman, Jordan Shead and Margaret Bamgbose all earned first for the women's team.


Keys to the Meet: Alex Wilson Invitational

Notre Dame set to host the last home indoor track meet of the season Saturday.


Molly Seidel Breaks School and Meet Record on Day Two of Meyo Invite

The school record was previously held by Olympian Molly Huddle.


Irish Wrap Regular Season At GVSU

A handful of Irish competed at last chance meet


Irish Women Boost Top Marks On Final Day At Jesse Owens Track Classic

Notre Dame grabs three event titles and numerous top-five placements

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season … competed mainly during the indoor season … placed third in the 1000m at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Dual (2:31.45) … finished 15th at the Meyo Invitational 800m (1:52.64) … raced in two outdoor meets … placed fourth at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the 800m (1:52.71) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the cross country season … competed in 13 meets between indoor and outdoor track seasons … kicked off the year with a second place finish in the 800m at the Blue & Gold Invitational (1:53.61) … placed third with the B relay group (Patrick O’Connell, Andrew Pott, Adam Turner) in the 4x400m at the same meet … placed 14th in the 600m at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … led all Irish finishers with a indoor-best second place finish in the 800 at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:52.00) … also competed in the 800 at the Razorback Invitational and the Meyo Invitational … placed 12th in the 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational (1:53.53) … came in 13th in the 800 prelims at the ACC Indoor Championships (1:52.88) … started the outdoor season competing in the 400m at the Bobcat Invitational … placed fifth in the 800m at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (1:53.17) … placed 10th in the event at the Gina Relays to lead the Irish finishers (1:52.87) … came in 12th in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (1:52.32) … wrapped the year with a fourth place finish in the 800 at the GVSU Last Chance Meet.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete during the cross country season ... Competed in four meets during the indoor track & field season ... Finished ninth among 19 runners in the 800m run at the Victor Lopez Classic in what was his lone outdoor meet.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Tippecanoe High School (Tipp City, Ohio) in the spring of 2013 ... earned 12 letters in cross country, track & field and swimming ... state cross country qualifier, finished 57th (16:13) ... earned two fifth-place finishes at the 2013 state track meet (800m - 1:53.42 and 4x800m - 7:52.57) ... junior year, took sixth place in the 800m run (1:55.25) at the state championships ... three-time state swimming qualifier ... active in National Honor Society, Student Senate, Spirit Committee, Octagon Service Club, choir and Young Neighbors in Action Service Group ... class president ... mother, Jeanne, played tennis at Miami University (Ohio) ... grandfather, H. Royer, played football at Williams University ... full name is Grant Royer Koch ... born in Tipp City, Ohio ... son of David and Jeanne Koch ... has three older sisters ... enrolled in the College of Science and majoring in biological sciences.

Grant Koch
Grant  Koch


Tipp City, OH

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