The Irish qualify 60 students for Big East at the season opener on December 2nd.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in four meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in high jump during the indoor season ... season-best mark in the event (1.62m) occurred at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... concluded season with a 16th place finish in the long jump (4.89m) at the Border Battle.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in seven meets during the indoor & outdoor seasons ... specialized in the high jump ... placed second in back to back meets at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational and the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... finished second at the Notre Dame Invitational ... achieved a fourth place finish at the Blue & Gold Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in ten indoor/outdoor track & field meets ... was a top finisher and set a season best at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 60m hurdles (9.13) ... was a top-ten finisher 18 times ... racked in personal records at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 800m (2:46.38), high jump (1.68m), shot put (8.20m), long jump (5.34m) and the pentathlon (3,281 points) ... recorded a personal best 100m hurdles time (15.55) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Mary Fiona Paladino graduated from Montgomery High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered all four years in indoor and outdoor track & field, competing in the high jump, long jump, high hurdles and sprint events ... leapt 5-10 in the high jump at the Meet of Champions outdoor track & field meet to claim the title as a junior ... finished fifth in the high jump at the New Balance Nationals outdoor track & field meet as a junior ... at the indoor New Balance Nationals, claimed third in the high jump and sixth in the pentathlon ... won the indoor hurdles at the Meet of Champions as a senior ... won the outdoor high jump at the Meet of Champions as a senior ... finished fifth at the USATF Nationals in the high jump as a senior ... career included a plethora of conference, sectional and state titles ... also earned all-county, all-state and All-American honors throughout career ... named team MVP all four years and team captain as a junior and senior ... also ran for the club track & field team, Shore AC ... born to Chris Paladino and Erin Dolan in Princeton, N.J. ... has an older brother, Connor, and a younger sister, Faelen ... grandfather, Patrick Dolan, graduated from Notre Dame and played football for the Irish ... brother, Connor, is a former Notre Dame track & field student-athlete ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in American studies.