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AS A JUNIOR: Opened the indoor track season with a third-place finish (10:15.24) in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... clocked a time of 5:14.00 to finish 11th in the mile run at the Notre Dame Invitational ... took sixth place in the 3,000-Meter Invitational with a time of 10:05.63 at the Indiana Relays ... finished the indoor season with a 14th-place performance (17:34.64) in the 5,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... won the 5,000-meter run in her first outdoor meet of the season, clocking a time of 17:32.69 to take the title at the Spartan Invitational ... ran the 5,000 meters in 17:36.18 to finish third at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... closed out the 2008 season with a 10-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, clocking a time of 36:21.90.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Had a very strong sophomore season for the Irish cross country and track teams ... ran on the Irish varsity cross country team in all six of the team's meets ... placed sixth at the Valparaiso Invitational and ninth in the National Catholic meet ... ran the Notre Dame home 5,000-meter course in 18:12 for 86th place ... took 121st at the very competitive NCAA Pre-National meet ... finished 32nd in the BIG EAST meet and closed her season in 30th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... annihilated every one of her personal bests during the track season ... set two career bests at the Notre Dame Opener ... ran the 800 in 2:21.08 and the mile in 5:03.64, the latter qualifying her for the BIG EAST indoor meet ... earned additional league meet qualifications in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters ... top 3,000-meter time came at the BIG EAST meet where she finished 15th in 9:57.75 ... scored team points in the BIG EAST 5,000 meters, placing eighth in 17:04.24 ... that time nearly matched the career best of 17:03.97 she set earlier at the Meyo Invitational ... ran 4:43.59 over 1,500 meters outdoors at the Central Collegiate Championship ... broke 17-minutes for 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, establishing a BIG EAST qualifying mark of 16:59.94 ... once again found herself scoring points at a BIG EAST meet, this time finishing seventh in the 5,000 meters in 17:12.90 ... her points contributed to the Irish women's team conference title.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the first three meets of the Irish cross country season ... took 30th at the Valparaiso Invitational in 24:46 ... placed third in the JV race at the National Catholic Championship, covering the 5,000-meter home course in 19:26 ... improved her time on the Irish course two weeks later in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race, running 19:15 for 71st place ... showed versatility during the indoor track season, running the mile through the 5,000 meters ... top times were 5:24.13 in the mile at the Notre Dame Opener, 10:34.88 in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational and 18:26.94 in the Meyo Invitational 5,000 meters ... did not compete during the outdoor track season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL: Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track and field at Paraclete High School (Calif.) ... eight-time all conference athlete (four times in cross country, four times in track and field) ... named MVP of cross country team all four years ... became first Paraclete High School runner to qualify for California state cross country championship in nearly 15 years, qualifying for the state meet twice ... three-year captain of both cross country and track and field teams ... named 2005 Paraclete High School Female Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year... born March 19, 1987 in Bellflower, Calif. ... daughter of Linda and Michael Rocha ... only child ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an American Studies major.

Heidi Rocha
Heidi  Rocha

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, CA

High School:
Paraclete H.S.

Height:
5-2

Event:
XC/Distance

Birthdate:
03/19/1987

Event Calendar

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December 2
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Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
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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