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05/03/2012

Irish Track And Field Set For BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

The three-day meet gets underway on Friday.

03/28/2012

Victor Cruz Invitational

The two-day Victor Cruz Invitational in Houston, Texas

12/03/2011

Track and Field Blue and Gold Meet 12/2

The Irish qualify 60 students for Big East at the season opener on December 2nd.

AS A SENIOR:Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed 37th out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5m (26:35.1) ... competed in the Notre Dame Invitational 5m ... competed in five indoor meets during the indoor track & field season ... began the season with a bang, placing fifth of 13 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational one mile run (4:09.63) ... capped the indoor season with a 13th place finish among 28 runners in the ACC Indoor Championships preliminary one mile run (4:12.60) ... competed twice during the outdoor season, beginning with a 12th place finish among 36 runners in the Victor Lopez Invitational 1,500m run ... followed up that performance by finishing 15th of 17 runners in the Border Battle 1,500m run (4:05.54).

AS A JUNIOR: Ran in all seven meets for the Irish, including at the BIG EAST, NCAA Great Lakes Regional and NCAA Championship meets ... finished 42ndout of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship (25:50.41) ... took 73rdout of 201 runners at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:47) ... opened year with a fifth place finish out of 36 runners at the 6K Crusader Invitational (19:32.6) ... took 17thout of 276 runners at the five mile National Catholic Championship (25:14.4) ... finished 16thout of 127 runners in the five mile gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:06) ... closed out regular season by running in the 8K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational ... earned a cross country monogram ... participated in 11 meets for the Irish ... competed in the 3,000m steeplechase, mile, 1,500m, 1,000m and 800m runs ... was a member of the 4x1,600m relay team that placed first (16:42.89) at the Drake Relays ... placed fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase and ran a personal best (9:20.88) at the Louisville Border Battle ... finished third in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:30.73) at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... finished second in the mile (4:14.13) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed third and ran a personal best (4:09.58) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in the first six meets of the year for the Irish, turning in a pair of top-10 finishes ... opened the year with a fifth place showing out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (15:58.7) ... followed up performance by crossing finish line seventh out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (24:52) ... competed for Notre Dame at the 8K BIG EAST Championships, crossing the line 46thout of 123 runners (24:51.7) ... also ran for the Irish at the 8K Notre Dame and Wisconsin Invitationals and the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... won a cross country monogram ... competed in ten indoor/outdoor track & field events ... ran to a first-place finish in the 1,000m run (2:26.58) at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational ... captured a second-place finish in the 1,500m run (3:59.52) at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... helped the distance medley relay to a fifth-place finish (10:00.58) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with both the cross country and track teams in first season ... finished 20th in the "Gold" division at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:39 ... ran the 1,000m and 1,500m with the track squad ... posted best 1,000m time of the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 2:34.60, good for ninth overall ... also ran the final leg of the seventh place 4x400m relay team at that event, crossing in 3:27.64 ... finished first in heat and 13th overall in the 1,500m at the Gina Relays, posting quickest time of the season in that event in 4:03.31 ... also ran in that event at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational (4:05.89) and the Dave Rankin Invitational (4:08.45), finishing 16th and eighth, respectively.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in track & field at Union Catholic (N.J.) ... four-time letter winner in cross country ... three-time conference champion in cross country and track & field ... state champion in track & field during junior and senior campaigns ... cross country and track & field team captain during junior and senior seasons ... nationally ranked as a senior in track & field ... five-time MVP honoree between cross country and track & field ... Union County all-conference and all-city selection in both sports sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... all-state recipient in both sports as a junior and in track & field as a senior ... held school records at time of graduation in the 1,600m (4:09), 3,200m (9:19), 800m (1:51) and 4x800m relay (7:42) ... son of David and Elizabeth Thornton ... born in Rahway, N.J. ... youngest of five children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.

D.J. Thornton
D.J.  Thornton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rahway, NJ

High School:
Union Catholic

Event:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
02/12/1992

Event Calendar

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February 5
TBA
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 6
NTS
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 12
NTS
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
RECAP
February 12
NTS
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 20
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 26
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 27
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 12
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 18
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 19
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 25
3:00 PM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 25
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 26
10:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 26
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
April 1
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 2
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 8
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 9
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 16
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky.
April 22
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 23
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 28
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 30
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 30
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 14
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 15
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 16
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 26
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 27
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
June 8
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 10
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 11
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.

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