Cross Country



Five runners named to All-ACC Academic Team

Notre Dame’s five selections mark the fourth-most in the conference


Irish Lean On Experience At Joe Piane Invitational

Heffernan, Pulliam lead the way in loaded field at annual Irish invite


Instant Reaction with Annie Heffernan

Junior Distance Runner, Annie Heffernan, spoke to the @NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, following her first place finish in the National Catholic Invitational.


NCAA Great Lakes Regional (USATSI)

Images of the Irish cross country team in NCAA regional action in Terre Haute, Ind.


ACC Cross Country Championships (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take part in the conference meet in Louisville.


Joe Piane Invitational

Notre Dame Competes at the Joe Piane Invitational on September 29th at Burke Golf Course


  • 2016 Women’s Cross Country All-ACC Academic Team.


  • Opened up the season with a first place finish in the Crusader Open 5K (18:47.7).
  • Crossed the finish line first in the 5K at the National Catholic (17:22.1).
  • Finished sixth at the ACC Championships in the 6K (20:05.0).


  • Placed third in the National Catholic Invitational 5K (17:33.9).


  • Graduated from Saint Ursula Academy in May 2015.
  • Eight-time combined letterwinner in track & field and cross country.
  • Three-time Girls Greater Cincinnati League Champion and Runner of the Year in cross country.
  • Undefeated in cross country as a junior and senior.
  • District, regional and state cross country champion as a junior in 2013.
  • Named the Gatorade Ohio Runner of the Year as a junior.
  • Two-time Women’s Sports Association of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sportswoman of the Year for cross country.
  • Four-time Cincinnati Enquirer First Team All-Star and two-time CE Runner of the Year for cross country.
  • Three-time 3,200m state indoor champion.
  • Two-time 3,200m state outdoor champion.
  • Two-time 1,600m district, regional and state champion.
  • Set the state outdoor 3,200m record as a sophomore at 10:14.91 during the state championships.
  • Three-time GGCL Runner of the Year for track.
  • Placed third at the New Balance Indoor Nationals two-mile race as a junior.
  • Placed second in the two-mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a sophomore.
  • Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Runner of the Year for track.
  • Invited to Nike Elite Camp as a sophomore.
  • Named the GGCL Scholar Athlete of the year as a senior.
  • Selected as the Saint Ursula Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.
  • Set school records in the 800m, 1,600m, mile, 3,200m and two-mile.
  • Set city records in the 1,600m, 3,200m, mile and two-time (SWOTCCCA).
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Daughter of Daniel and Debra Heffernan.
  • Has an older brother, Dan.
  • Enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to major in Neuroscience and Behavior with a supplementary major in Pre-Health.

Annie Heffernan
Annie  Heffernan


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Saint Ursula Academy

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