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AS A JUNIOR: Distance and cross country runner who focused on cross country as a junior ... ran in his first cross country meet of the season at the Pre-NCAA meet in Terre Haute, Ind., placing 102nd with a time of 25:02 ... earned all-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships by finishing 13th in 24:58 ... finished 44th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:29), helping the Irish move on to the NCAA Championships ... placed 66th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, posting a time of 30:53, helping the Irish place 19th in the nation ... ran distance events during the track season ... placed second behind teammate Patrick Smyth in the 5,000 meters at the season-opening Blue and Gold Invitational ... made second appearance of the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, narrowly missing all-BIG EAST honors in the 10,000 meters by finishing in fourth with a time of 30:46.05 ... placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational (14:48.04).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in five meets for the Irish cross country squad ... finished 30th in 24:31 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the Pre-National race in 24:03 to finish 47th ... clocked a time of 24:37 to finish 26th at the BIG EAST Championship ... finished 14th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 31:14 ... covered the 10,000 meters of the NCAA Championship in 31:24 to finish 134th ... opened the indoor track season with a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking in at 14:17.01 ... ran the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational in 4:08.25 to finish fourth ... finished 18th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:43.36 at the Meyo Invitational ... finished fifth in the 5,000 meters in 14:14.29 and sixth in the 3,000 meters in 8:14.74 at the BIG EAST Championship ... closed out the season with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:12.87 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had a very good debut season for the Notre Dame cross country and track squads ... ran in six meets for the Irish in the fall ... placed 13th at the National Catholic Championship in a time of 25:39 ... ran nearly 20 seconds faster on the same course two weeks later, placing 90th at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished in the top-100 and broke 25 minutes for 8,000 meters at the NCAA Pre-National meet (24:51) ... was the team's fifth runner at the BIG EAST Championship where he ran 24:34 ... made the step up to 10,000 meters at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, helping the team finish second and qualify automatically for the NCAA Championship with his 55th-place, 32:34 effort ... concluded the season as the team's fourth runner at the NCAA Championship, finishing 159th overall and covering the 10,000-meter course in 33:10 ... saved his best performances of the indoor track season for the BIG EAST meet , finishing 12th in the 3,000 meters (8:21.70) and 9th in the 5,000 meters (14:40.19), narrowly missing out on earning team points in the latter event ... best 5,000-meter run of the outdoor campaign was his 14:51.95 at the Central Collegiate Championships ... ran extremely well at the outdoor BIG EAST meet, placing 12th in the 5,000 meters but scoring points with his eighth-place effort in the 10,000 meters ... ran 30:23.57, the second-fastest time for any Notre Dame athlete on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track at Lincoln High School in (Pa.) ... earned five all-state citations and five-time regional champion (one cross country, two indoor track, two outdoor track) during his career ... won state titles in indoor 3,000 meters (2005) and outdoor 3,200 meters (2006), running the latter event in a personal-best 9:04.31 and missing state record by only 22-hundredths ... ran independently during indoor track season as school did not field a squad ... had nation's fourth-quickest indoor 3,000-meter time as senior (8:30.35 on banked track) ... clocked 2006 season-best and personal-best outdoor 3,000-meter time of 8:21.94 (10th-fastest in nation) on way to third-place outing at Penn Relays (time also ranks ninth all-time at prestigious meet) ... top indoor mile time of 2006 season was 4:18.86 (second-best in state) ... finished fourth at 2005 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2A cross country championships (16:14 for 5K) ... two-time participant in FootLocker Northeast Cross Country Regional, placing 13th in 2005 (15.53.6) ... best 5K cross country time in high school was 15:19 ... National Honor Society member ... born Oct. 22, 1987 in Ellwood City, Pa. ... son of Helen and Ron Walker ... older of two children ... cousin, Selena Santillo, is a 2004 Notre Dame graduate ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.

WALKER'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

Mile (2008 Notre Dame Invitational) 4:08.25
3,000 Meters (2008 Alex Wilson Invitational) 8:12.87
5,000 Meters (2008 BIG EAST Championship) 14:14.29

WALKER'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

1,500 Meters (2009 Ole Miss Invitational) 3:51.81
5,000 Meters (2009 BIG EAST Championship) 14:33.14
10,000 Meters (2007 BIG EAST Championship) 30:23.57

Jake Walker
Jake  Walker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ellwood City, PA

High School:
Lincoln

Height:
5-7

Event:
XC/Mid

Birthdate:
10/22/1987

Event Calendar

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December 2
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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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