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    Patrick Needham  
    Patrick Needham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, IL

    High School:
    Loyola Academy

    Height:
    6-5

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    05/02/1987


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Provided depth to the Irish hurdle crew ... best time indoors was an 8.75-second effort in the 60-meter hurdles ... ran his best 110-meter hurdle time of the season at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (16.20) ... looking to make big progress in 2008.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Performed well in the hurdles in his first season with the Irish ... just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship at the Notre Dame Opener with a time of 8.59 seconds (one-hundredth of a second off of the BIG EAST qualifying standard) ... concentrated on the 110-meter hurdles throughout the outdoor season ... best effort came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, where he posted a time of 15.55 seconds.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner in track & field at Loyola Academy ... also earned a letter in cross country ... 2005 regional champion in the 110-meter hurdles ... conference high jump champion in 2005 ... all-conference honoree in three different events during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... three-time track team MVP and served as captain during his senior campaign ... personal bests of 14.5 in the 110-meter hurdles, 40.3 in the 300-meter hurdles, and 1.98m (6-6) in the high jump ... father, Thomas, ran track at Notre Dame from 1977-81 and aunt, Jenny, competed in track at St. Thomas ... oldest of three children ... born May 2, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

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