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02/23/2015

Irish Extra: Harris Thriving in Eventful Rookie Track Season

Confidence and toughness have marked freshman campaign

02/03/2015

Meet The Coaches: Influenced By The Greats

Sean Carlson exudes positivity thanks to former mentors

12/05/2014

Season Outlook: New Faces, Same Goals

Irish look to build off successful first year in ACC

11/13/2003

Contact The Notre Dame Track And Field Coaches

Sean Carlson joined the Notre Dame cross country and track & field staff in November 2011. Now entering his sixth season in a new role with the Irish, Carlson is responsible for the men's cross country team and men’s distance and mid-distance runners on the track. 

During his tenure with the Irish, Carlson has assisted in coaching five NCAA Champions and directly coaching Notre Dame student-athletes to five new school records, six NCAA All-Americans and 12 athletes on Notre Dame’s top-10 lists.

In 2016, the Irish women's track team finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships, its highest finish in program history.

Among the standouts to excel while working with Carlson are Alexa Aragon and Jessica Harris. Aragon, a four-time All-American (including twice in the 3,000m steeplechase) and Notre Dame record-holder in the steeplechase. Aragon’s steeplechase record of 9:54.37 coincided with an eighth-place finish and All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in 2014. Jessica Harris has three school records to her name (600m, 800m and 1,000m). Harris clocked a 2:04.24 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. 

The Notre Dame women’s cross country program has qualified for the NCAA Championships each year of Carlson’s time with the Irish, while the men have made the trip three times. The Irish women reached a high-water mark in 2012, when the team finished 15th of 31 teams. 

On the track, Carlson helped coach the Irish women to a runner-up finish at the outdoor championships in their inaugural year in the ACC, while the men placed third. Both teams finished in third place at the ACC Indoor Championships in 2013-14.

During the 2012-13 season, Carlson helped the Irish women’s track & field team to a pair of BIG EAST Championships, while the men’s squad snagged two second-place finishes. During the cross country season, both Irish teams recorded top-30 finishes at the NCAA Championships. 

In 2011-12, Carlson helped the Irish men’s track & field program win two BIG EAST Championships, while the women earned a pair of top-four conference finishes. In the spring, he helped coach the men’s distance medley relay team to an NCAA Championship during the indoor season, while the men’s program went on to place 12th overall at the meet. 

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Carlson was a cross country coach and head distance coach for track at Saint Charles North High School in Saint Charles, Ill. There, he helped with both practice and operations in addition to his coaching responsibilities.

A team captain and All-American at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., from 2006-10, Carlson helped the cross country squad capture a Division III national championship in 2009 after a runner-up finish in 2008. In 2009, he won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin individual cross country championship. In 2010, the track & field squad claimed both the NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor crowns. Upon graduation, Carlson worked as a volunteer assistant track coach for seven months at his alma mater before moving on to Saint Charles North and, ultimately, Notre Dame.

Sean Carlson
Sean  Carlson

Position:
Assistant Coach - Cross Country

Alma Mater:
North Central College '10

Event Calendar

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December 2
12 wins
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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