Track & Field



Irish To Be Represented In Three Meets This Week

Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.


Track And Field Set For This Weekend's Spartan Invitational

The two-day meet gets underway Friday afternoon.


Irish Wrap Up First Outdoor Meet Of The Season

Sophomore Chris Giesting won the 200m dash.


Irish Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season In Houston

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


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


Centennial, CO

High School:
Cherry Creek

Middle Distance


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