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AS A JUNIOR: One of the team's top sprinters in the indoor season and the top hurdler during outdoor season ... placed second in the 500 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, with a time of 1:04.52 ... ran the 500 meters in 1:04.58 at the Notre Dame Invitational, good for fourth place ... finished second in the 400 meters at the Indiana Invitational (48.92) ... was the top Irish runner in the 300 meters at the Meyo Invitational, using a time of 34.79 to finish fifth ... just missed all-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 48.31 ... moved to the hurdles in the outdoor season, placing third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Arizona State Invitational (51.79) ... picked up another third place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays, this time posting a 52.32 time ... again narrowly missed all-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.37 ... placed 15th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in Louisville, Ky., with a time of 53.74.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the indoor season with a first-place finish in the 500 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking in at 1:04.16 ... ran the 800 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 1:52.31 to finish first ... took second in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 48.40 ... won the Indiana Relays 400 meters in 48.35 ... earned his fifth all-BIG EAST honor with a third-place finish in the 400 meters, clocking in at 48.00 ... opened the outdoor season with a win, taking first place in the 400 meters in 48.36 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... finished 17th at the Ole Miss Invitational, running the 400 meters in 49.37 ... finished 22nd in the 400-meter hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 56.58 ... ran the VS Athletics Beach Invitational 400-meter hurdles in 53.69 to finish fifth ... narrowly missed more BIG EAST honors with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championship, clocking in at 52.62 ... closed out the season with a 15th-place performance at the Georgia Tech Invitational, running the 400-meter hurdles in 52.71.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had an incredible debut season with the Irish ... earned four all-BIG EAST honors and posted 13 performances (between the 500 meters, 400-meter hurdles, and 4x400-meter relay) that rank among the top-10 in Notre Dame history ... also was the lone Irish male to win an individual BIG EAST outdoor title, taking first in the 400-meter hurdles ... ran 48.13 in his first collegiate 400m race at the Meyo Invitational ... placed second at the same competition in the 500 meters, covering the distance in 1:02.61, the fourth-fastest mark in school history ... had two outstanding runs in the 500 at the BIG EAST indoor meet, placing second in the prelims in 1:02.51 and third in the final with a time of 1:02.14, the second-best in Irish history ... in addition to the all-conference honors earned with that placement, garnered more accolades as a member of the third-place 4x400-meter relay ... the squad of Molnar, Jordan Powell, Austin Wechter and Ryan Postel ran 3:10.84, the fourth-fastest in the school record book ... made his outdoor debut at the Arizona State Invitational, placing fourth in the 400 hurdles in 52.36 ... also ran the 4x400-meter relay at ASU, placing second in 3:09.38 with Powell, Wechter and Postel (the time is second in school history) ... ran 51.87 in the hurdles to take second at the Azusa Pacific Invitational ... placed third and posted the second-best mark in school history at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays with his 51.50 second effort in the 400 hurdles ... clocked 48.16 in the 400 meters at the Central Collegiate Championships ... won the 400-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST oudoor meet with times of 51.87 and 51.62 in the prelims and final, respectively ... became the first Notre Dame athlete to win a BIG EAST title in the 400 hurdles ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors with his second-place showing on the 4x400-meter relay ... competed with the same squad that ran at the indoor league meet and posted a time of 3:10.83, a top-10 school mark ... competed at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in the 400 hurdles ... reached the event final by placing fifth in the preliminaries with a 51.60 mark ... ultimately took eighth at the competition, missing NCAA advancement, but earning all-Mideast Region honors.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Member of Hungarian National Team ... had stellar 2006 season that included winning titles in 400-meter dash (47.63) and 400-meter hurdles (51.97) at European Under-23 Outdoor Championships ... also won 2006 Hungarian national titles in 400 meters (47.53) and 400 hurdles (51.63) ... fourth in 400-meter hurdles at 2005 European Junior Championships (51.38) ... 2005 Hungarian Junior National Champion in 400 meters (47.88) and 400 hurdles (51.99) ... born July 1, 1986 in Dunaujvaros, Hungary ... son of Magdolna Sas and Ferenc Molnar ... younger of two children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

MOLNAR'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

400 Meters (2008 BIG EAST Championship) 48.00
500 Meters (2007 Meyo Invitational) 1:02.61
800 Meters (2008 Notre Dame Indoor Opener) 1:52.31

MOLNAR'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

400 Meters (2008 Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational) 48.36
800 Meters (2009 Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational) 1:52.29
400 Meters Hurdles (2009 BIG EAST Championship) 51.37

Balazs Molnar
Balazs  Molnar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dunaujvaros, Hungary

High School:
Szechenyi Istvan

Height:
5-10

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
07/01/1986

Event Calendar

Delta

January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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