Big Ten prevails in conference showdown
Invitational will feature All-Americans, Olympians across events
Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.
Nevada Sorenson sets the second-best time in the BIG EAST in the 100mH.
The two-day meet gets underway Friday afternoon.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in three meets between the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … placed 47th in the 800 meters at the Meyo Invitational (1:55.85) … came in 20th in the same event at the Alex Wilson Invitational (1:55.63) … wrapped up the year by placing eighth in the 800 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (1:54.76).
AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in one meet during the cross country season ... ran at the season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational ... ran in 11 indoor and outdoor meets on the year ... specialized in the 800m ... took seventh place at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet ... competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... ran on the 4x400m relay team that took fifth at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... during the indoor season also competed in the 600m and 1,000m.
AS A FRESHMAN:Did not run during the cross country season ... competed in 13 indoor and outdoor track & field races on the year ... earned a second place finish and a personal best in the 1,000m (2:26.71) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... ran a season-best 1:53.41 in the 800m ... personal bests as a freshman: 1,000m (2:26.71), 1,500m (4:01.31) and mile (4:31.66) ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Kevin Michael Byrne graduated from Red Bank Catholic in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times each in cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field ... named all-conference, all-county and all-state in cross country as a senior ... won the 800-meter run at the state meet as a junior ... named all-conference, all-county and all-state throughout career ... earned All-America honors as a freshman ... ranked nationally as a junior and senior in indoor and outdoor track & field ... career bests include 49.9 in the 400 meters, 1:52.53 in the 800 meters, 2:26.78 in the 1,000 meters, 4:14.57 in the mile run and 15:24.51 in the 5,000 meters ... honored with the General Academic Excellence award ... born to Kevin and Deborah in Trenton, N.J. ... has three younger sisters, Mary Kate, Eileen and Bridget ... father, Kevin, and grandfather, James, ran cross country and track & field at Georgetown and St. John's, respectively ... uncle, James, played soccer at Mount St. Mary's ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.