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04/17/2013

Irish To Be Represented In Three Meets This Week

Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.

04/04/2013

Track And Field Set For This Weekend's Spartan Invitational

The two-day meet gets underway Friday afternoon.

03/24/2013

Irish Wrap Up First Outdoor Meet Of The Season

Sophomore Chris Giesting won the 200m dash.

03/21/2013

Irish Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season In Houston

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

02/14/2013

Irish Head To Ohio Looking For BIG EAST Crowns

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

AS A SENIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... took sixth place out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5m (25:06.0) ... finished 63rd out of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5m (25:25.8) ... placed 48th out of 129 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (25:11.8) ... placed 62nd out of 207 runners in the NCAA Great lakes Regional 10K (31:57) ... competed in the Wisconsin Invitational 5m and the NCAA Championship 10K ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in four meets during the indoor track & field season ... recorded a fifth place finish among eight runners at the Border Battle 5,000m run (15:28.18).

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in the final six cross country meets of the year, highlighted by an all-region selection the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet ... competed for the Irish at the NCAA Championship 10K meet ... earned all-region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after finishing 18thout of 201 runners on the 10K course (31:37) ... helped the Irish to a fifth place finish out of 30 teams ... took 23rdout of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship meet (25:14.03) as Notre Dame finished third out of 14 teams ... opened year with a seventh place finish out of 276 runners at the five mile National Catholic Championship (24:46.0) ... crossed the line 39thout of 163 runners in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:24) ... closed out regular season at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational ... ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 10 races during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons ... competed in the 1,500m at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays, Polytan Invitational, Louisville Border Battle and the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... placed fifth in the 5,000m run at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... ran the 3,000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... achieved a first-place finish in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 8:23.17 ... placed fourth in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational ... registered a fifth place finish in the 5,000m at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a personal best time of 14:37.74 ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... finished 56thout of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (25:06.5) ... placed 42ndout of 211 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:20.6) ... also competed for the Irish at the 10K NCAA National Championships ... opened year with a fourth place showing out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (24:44) ... crossed the finish line in 68thplace out of 165 runners in the 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:10) ... also ran in the 8K Wisconsin Invitational, taking 98thplace out of 270 runners (24:48.0) ... won a cross country monogram ... competed in three outdoor track & field meets ... ran to a third-place finish in the 5,000m (14:43.90) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle ... finished seventh in the 1,500m run (4:01.84) at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... placed 11th in the 5,000m run (14:54.66) at the Hillsdale College "GINA" Relays.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in three cross country events on the season while also competing in the one mile, 3,000m and 5,000m runs during the track season ... in the cross country season, earned best finish at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 107th in the "Blue" race with a time of 25:45... placed 156th at the Pre-National Meet, crossing at 25:39.4 ... concluded his cross country schedule at the Great Lakes Regional, finishing in 184th in 32:34 ... on the track season, posted best time in the mile run at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 4:19.10 to earn 12th place ... quickest time in the 3,000m came at the Indiana University Relays as he crossed in first in his heat and fifth overall with a time of 8:41.11 ... best mark in the 5,000m came in his opener at the Blue & Gold Invitational when he crossed in 14:59.74 to earn a seventh-place result ... competed in the 5,000m run on two other occasions at the Meyo Invitational (15:11.92) and the Alex Wilson Invitational (15:09.48), crossing in 28th and 11th place, respectively.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: 10-time letterwinner in cross country, track & field and wrestling at Cherry Creek (Colo.) ... conference champion as a junior and senior in cross country and track ... regional and state champion as a senior on the cross country side ... nationally ranked in cross country during junior and senior campaigns ... ranked as a senior in track ... MVP, all-conference and all-city selection during junior and senior seasons ... all-state selection in cross country during junior and senior campaign ... an all-state selection in track & field senior season ... All-American cross country runner senior season ... held school record at time of graduation in the 3,200m (8:57) ... youngest of four children ... son of Colleen and Jim Schafer ... born in Denver, Colo. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.

Walter Schafer
Walter  Schafer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Centennial, CO

High School:
Cherry Creek

Event:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
09/07/1991

Event Calendar

Delta

December 2
12 wins
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP

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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