AS A FRESHMAN: Added depth to the Irish sprint corps ... just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST indoor meet at his first competition in a Notre Dame uniform, running 22.70 over 200 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (22.69 to qualify) ... did qualify for the league meet in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Opener, posting a time of 49.04 ... took 14th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship with a time of 50.66 ... showed his versatility by competing in all three sprints during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... in his outdoor campaign, posted a time of 11.33 in the 100 meters at the Notre Dame Opener ... top 200-meter performance came at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, a time of 22.68 ... best 400-meter effort was 50.46 seconds at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-year track and field standout at Montini Catholic High School ... also earned letters in cross country (two), football (two), and basketball (one) ... member of the Montini's Illinois Class A state champion 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays in 2005 ... the 4x200 relay team set a state record with a time of 1:27.94 ... was the state's runner-up in the 100 meters, finishing behind teammate Jeff Farnell ... also earned all-state honors as a member of the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays in 2004 ... holds school records in four events, including the 400 meters ... conference record holder in the 400 meters and 4x100-meter relay ... six-time sectional and five-time conference champion ... personal bests of 11.04 in the 100, 22.05 in the 200, and 49.9 in the 400 ... teammate of current Irish freshman sprinter Jeff Farnell ... seven-time academic all-conference honoree ... oldest of three children ... born March 31, 1987 in La Grange, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
|Career Track Bests|
|60m||7.42||2006 Notre Dame Invitational|
|200m||22.70||2006 Blue & Gold Invitational|
|400m||49.04||2006 Notre Dame Opener|
|100m||11.33||2006 Notre Dame Spring Opener|
|200m||22.68||2006 Miami (Ohio) Invitational|
|400m||50.46||2006 Hillsdale Gina Relays|