Track & Field



Five Irish Track & Field Student-Athletes Selected To Capital One Academic All-District Teams

First-team honorees Renwick, Curran and Tracy advance to national Academic All-American ballot


Irish Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season In Houston

Notre Dame is set to compete in the 31st annual Victor Lopez Invitational.


Irish Head To Ohio Looking For BIG EAST Crowns

The two-day competition will be held at the Spire Institute in Geneva.


Four Track And Field Performers Head To Grand Valley Big Meet Friday

The foursome is prepping for next weekend's BIG EAST Championships.


Irish Women Claim Notre Dame Invitational Title; Men Take Second

Chris Giesting won two individual events and a relay to lead Notre Dame.


NCAA Outdoor Championships - Day Two

Day two of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

AS A SENIOR: Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season including racing for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championship, NCAA Great Lakes Regional and NCAA Championship ... helped the Irish finish 15th out of 31 teams at the 6K NCAA Championship race ... took 31st out of 217 runners at the 6K Great Lakes Regional (21:06) to help the Irish take third out of 32 teams ... performance came two weeks after placing 36th out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST meet (22:08) in helping Notre Dame to a fifth place finish out of 15 teams ... opened year with an eighth place finish out of 266 runners on the 5K course at the National Catholic Championship (17:38.9) ... took 39th out of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:22) ... closed out regular season by finishing 142nd out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:03) ... earned a cross country monogram ... ran in two meets during the track & field season ... ran the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational ... finished fourth in the 3,000m (10:00.48) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Track & Field/Cross Country second team ... selected a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... named to the fall 2012 Dean's List.

AS A JUNIOR: Turned in outstanding junior campaign after returning from missing the entire 2010 season ... raced in all seven races on the year, pacing the team in six of them ... named all-region at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after finishing 10th out of 227 runners on the 6K course with a time of 20:46.7 ... finished 18th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships, narrowly missing all-BIG EAST honors by three spots after running a season-best 20:41.2 ... also ran for the Irish at the NCAA Championships (21:16.1) ... earned BIG EAST Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week accolades after winning the 5K National Catholic Championships by beating out 271 other runners (17:16) ... opened season with a second place finish out of 81 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (18:04.9) ... took 25th out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:33) and 36th out of 305 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (20:46.5) ... competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m events ... participated in nine indoor/outdoor track & field meets for the Irish ... placed fifth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 10,000m run (35:33.69) ... was a sixth-place finisher at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000m run (9:50.59), setting a personal best ... finished sixth at the Polytan Invitational in the 5,000m run (16:55.80) ... was a participant in the 10,000m run at NCAA East Preliminary Round and at the NCAA Championships ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the cross country and track & field seasons ... named to the Dean's List during the fall 2012 semester.

AS A FRESHMAN: Made an immediate impact with the Irish cross country and track & field teams, racing in four cross country events on the docket while also competing in the distance events for the track & field squad ... earned an All-America accolade in the 10,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... at the National Catholic Invitational, completed the circuit in 18:54.8, finishing 13th overall ... crossed second among Irish racers at the BIG EAST Championship, placing 33rd overall in 22:24 ... earned Great Lakes all-region recognition after placing 10th in 21:23.84 ... crossed 54th in first NCAA Cross Country Championship appearance, stopping the clock at 21:03.5 ... began track & field season at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000m, earning a second place finish in 9:59.68 ... switched to the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 11th overall in 17:21.06 ... finished 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 5,000m in 16:50.30 ... earned a 10th-place result at the Alex Wilson Invitational, clocking a 17:10.48 ... ran first 10,000m of Irish career at the Stanford Invitational, finishing 23rd in 35:37.38 ... at the Border Battle, finished in ninth place after stopping the clock at 17:31.97 ... finished fifth overall at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m after posting a 35:01.69 ... earned a lane in the NCAA Championship after finishing in eighth at the NCAA Regionals in the 10,000m while crossing in 34:59.42 ... earned an All-American accolade after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m in 33:34.60 as the lone freshman in the 24-member field ... the time sits as the fourth-fastest event mark in program history.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned All-America honors in both track & field and cross country as a senior at Blue Ridge (Ariz.) ... earned all-state honors in track & field and cross country all four years ... holds the 3A Arizona state record in the 3,000m ... earned four state championships during high school (one cross country, three track & field) ... National Honor Society member ... born in Denver, Colo. ... daughter of Rhonda and Matthew Rydberg ... has two sisters and one brother ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science pre-professional studies.

Jessica Rydberg
Jessica  Rydberg


Pinetop, AZ

High School:
Blue Ridge



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