The Notre Dame track team competed in day one of the Meyo Invitational on Friday evening.
2012 Cross Country Season:Fashioned impressive cross country campaign for the Irish, leading the squad at three meets and earning all-BIG EAST and NCAA Great Lakes all-region honors ... was tops on the team with a 96th place finish out of 253 runners at the NCAA National Championship 6K meet (20:47.2) in helping the Irish to a 15th place showing out of 31 teams ... earned all-region honors after finishing 15th out of 217 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K meet (20:48) in helping Notre Dame to a third place finish out of 32 teams ... also took 15th at the 6K BIG EAST Championship meet (126 runners) in 21:25.64 as the Irish placed fifth out of 15 teams ... opened campaign by earning BIG EAST Runner of the Week accolades after winning the 6K National Catholic Championship (266 runners) in 17:11.8 ... finished 18th out of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:03) ... closed out regular season with a 56th place showing out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (20:32).
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... placed 42nd out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:34.8) ... finished 34th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (21:28.0) ... also ran for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships, crossing the finish line in a season-best 21:23.3 ... opened year with a sixth place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:33) ... also ran in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 73rd out of 225 runners in 17:59, and at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational, placing 136th out of 305 runners in 21:30.6 ... earned a cross country monogram ... ran in nine track and field meets for the Irish ... participated in 1,500m run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and the NCAA Championships ... qualified for the NCAAs with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (4:16.94) ... was the first Irish female 1,500m competitor to qualify for the NCAAs since 2005 ... earned second team All-America honors in the event at the NCAAs with a 12th place finish (4:21.92) ... opened up the indoor season at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships helping the 4x800m relay team to a second-place finish (8:39.24) and a fourth-place distance medley relay finish (11:28.87), earning all-BIG EAST accolades in the 4x800 ... won the 1,500m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (4:22.71), earning all-BIG EAST accolades ... also earned all-BIG EAST accolades in the 4x800m relay as the squad took second (8:37.65) ... gathered in five first-places on the year... earned a track and field monogram ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... was named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with Rachel Velarde.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 14 meets during the track and field season ... specialized in the middle distance and relay events ... won the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in 4:46.61 ... also helped 4,000m distance medley and 4x800mm relay teams to fourth-place finishes ... finished 13th in the semifinals at the NCAA East Regionals in the 1,500m run in 4:21.81 ... earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 1,500m run, finishing third in 4:25.64 ... won the 800m run at the outdoor Gina Relays in 2:09.70 ... finished second at the outdoor Beach Invitational in the 800m in a personal- best time of 2:07.21 ... claimed second out of 126 runners in the 1,500m at the outdoor Mt. SAC Relays in 4:20.38 ... won the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 1,500m in 4:24.43 ... won the 1,000m run at the indoor Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in 2:48.18 ... won the mile at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational in 4:42.14 ... claimed first in the 800m run at the indoor GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in 2:09.05 ... also won the 3,000m run at the season-opening indoor Blue & Gold Invitational in 9:48.01 ... earned a monogram in both cross country and track and field.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made first collegiate appearance at the National Catholic Invitational, completing the circuit in 18:20.9 for an eighth- place finish ... at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossed 85th after crossing the line in 17:57 ... finished 97th from the Pre-National Meet, completing the course in 22:05.7 ... went on to finish 45th at the BIG EAST Championship after posting a 22:50 ... crossed 79th at the Great Lakes Regional after posting a mark of 22:44.84 ... at the NCAA Championship, finished in 176th place with a final time of 22:15.8 ... raced middle distance for track team ... finished second in the 1,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in a time of 2:54.66 ... placed third in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invite, clocking a 4:54.99 ... at the Indiana Relays, secured a heat win and placed fifth overall after logging a 2:12.53 in the 800 ... captured the win in the 1,000 at the Meyo Invitational after stopping the clock at 2:50.72 ... also finished sixth from the Meyo in the 1,600, posting a 4:49.35 ... placed ninth in the prelims of the 1,600 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clocking a 4:54.64 ... opening leg of the distance medley relay team at the meet that finished fourth in 11:39.42 ... crossed 16th in the 1,600 at the Alex Wilson Invite, recording a 4:53.74 ... ran opening leg of distance medley relay race again at Alex Wilson, helping team to sixth-place finish in 11:20.34 ... placed 18th in the 800 at the Stanford Invite, clocking a 2:10.32 ... also raced in the 1,500 at the Stanford Invite, finishing third with a 4:26.18 ... crossed in second at the Border Battle, posting a 4:20.18 ... raced in both the 800 and 4x400 relay at the Dave Rankin Invite ... earned victory in the 800 after recording a 2:10.58 ... helped team to fourth-place finish as lead leg of relay team, posting a 4:03.76 ... finished fourth in finals of 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, posting a 4:28.89 ... also ran anchor of 4x800m relay team, crossing in fifth in 8:53.47 ... won 800 race at Cardinal Classic, stopping the clock at 2:10.30 ... at NCAA Regionals, finished 13th in semifinal heat of the 1,500 after stopping clock at 4:21.29.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned all-state honors in the 1,600 and 4x800m relay ... four-time all-Mid-Suburban League honoree in track and cross country ... member of state- record holder relay team in the 4x800m ... 4x800m relay team also won two state-championships ... won state championship as a senior in the 1,600, in addition to four conference championships ... helped Barrington (Ill.) win Illinois state track title in 2007, finished runner-up in 2008 and as cross country runner-up in 2006 ... member of both the National Honor Society and French Honor Society ... born in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Michelle and James Tracy ... has one sister ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters for psychology and is working towards a secondary degree in pre-professional studies.