In For The Long Haul

Don't let his quiet demeanor fool you. Longtime Notre Dame coach Tim Connelly has made a lasting impact on the women's cross country and track distance runners over the past quarter-century.

AS A JUNIOR: Became a two-time track All-American after placing seventh at the 1999 NCAA outdoor championships in the 10,000 meters ... a third-team GTE Women?s Spring At-Large Academic All-American ... Knute-Rockne Student-Athlete award-winner presented by the Notre Dame CLub of St. Joseph Valley ... competed in five races during the cross country season ... finished 22nd at the NCAA District IV Championships, helping the Irish to a fourth-place team finish ... team?s third finisher (36th overall) at the BIG EAST cross country meet ... ran twice in the indoor track season ... ran the 3,000 at the Alex Wilson Invitational and recorded a seventh-place time of 10:12.02 ... also ran the 5,000 at the BIG EAST championships in a time of 17:06.32 and placed fifth ... ran the same events in the outdoor season ... recorded a seventh place at the NCAAs in the 10,000 meters with a time of 34:26.74 ... BIG EAST champion in the 10,000 (34:56.63) ... qualified for the NCAAs with a career-best 34:19.19 at the Stanford Invitational ... set a career-best and NCAA provisional time of 16:47.05 at the Mt. SAC Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Outdoor track All-American in the 10,000 meters, after placing eighth at the 1998 NCAA outdoor championships with a school-record time of 34:32.95 ... had an amazing first year of competition in both cross country and track ... first cross country race produced a second-place finish at the Scarlet/Gray Invite ... followed that performance up a week later with another second place behind teammate JoAnna Deeter at the National Catholic meet ... finished 18th at the BIG EAST championships and 11th, the highest of any Notre Dame runner, at the District IV championships ... ran in four meets in indoor track ... got a second place at Indiana in the 3,000 meters ... improved her fourth place time in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational by over 15 seconds at the BIG EAST championships, where she placed fifth ... competed in the 10,000 meters only once before getting a third place at the BIG EAST meet, which qualified her for the NCAA outdoor championships.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete because of injury in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at Athens High School ... cross country team won class A state championship in 1994 and 1995 ... captained cross country and track teams as a senior ... MVP of cross country team as a freshman, sophomore and senior, and MVP of track team as a junior ... all-state in cross country her last three years ... all-state in track as a sophomore and junior ... holds school cross country record at 18:13, 3,200 meter record at 10:52.0, and member of record-holding 3,200-meter relay team ... participated in Mid-East Meet of Champions in 1995 for cross country ... a Dean's List student at Notre Dame ... born November 12, 1978, in Boonton, N.J. ... majoring in biology in the College of Science.

Alison Klemmer
Alison  Klemmer


Troy, Mich.

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Event Calendar

October 16
11:00 AM
Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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