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    Alexa Aragon  
    Alexa Aragon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Billings, MT

    High School:
    Billings Senior


    05/21/2014

    Strong Of Heart: Joe Piane

    A profile on legendary Notre Dame track and cross country coach as he prepares to retire after 39 seasons.

    11/23/2013

    Grady Earns All-America Honors At NCAA Championships

    The men placed 23rd while the women claimed 29th.

    09/17/2013

    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.

    11/17/2012

    Irish Women Finish 15th; Men 28th At NCAA Championships

    Junior Martin Grady took 52nd in the men's race.

    11/15/2012

    Irish Cross Country Squads Set For National Championships

    This year's races are in Louisville, Ky., Saturday.

    AS A JUNIOR: Ran in four meets during the cross country season, highlighted by all-region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet ... took 23rdout of 217 runners at the 6K meet (20:56) as the Irish finished third out of 32 teams ... finished 98thout of 253 runners at the 6K NCAA Championship meet (20:47.9) as Notre Dame took 15thout of 31 teams ... crossed the line 40th out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championship meet (22:24.98) to help the Irish finish fifth out of 15 teams ... opened year with a 154thplace finish out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:06) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 12 meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor season... highlight of two seasons included first team All-America honors in the distance medley relay during the indoor season and a first team All-America citation in the 3,000m steeplechase during the outdoor season ... helped the DMR team cross the line in seventh place (11:01.49) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... capped off strong season with an eighth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:57.26) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... also earned an indoor all-BIG EAST citation with the DMR team that placed third at the league meet ... at the outdoor meet, earned two all-BIG EAST scrolls after finishing first in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:11.07) while also helping the 4x800m relay team finish second (8:44.13) ... in between championships, also had several strong performances ... started off the season by finishing first in the 3,000m (9:40.02) run at the Blue & Gold Invitational indoor meet ... placed second in the mile (4:56.04) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... member of the 4x800m relay team that placed first at the Indiana University Relays ... set a personal best in the 3,000m (9:33.60) and placed eighth and the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to score one point for the Irish ... finished second at the Alex Wilson Invitational with the distance medley relay team ... finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:10.18) at the Stanford Invitational ... assisted the 4x800m relay team to a first place finish (8:33.65) at the Drake Relays ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's outdoor track & field ... earned a track & field monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... placed 27th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:03.5) and 28th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (21:22.3) ... also ran for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships (21:19.0) ... opened campaign with a third place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:24) ... took 32nd place out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:40) and 85th out of 305 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:09.2) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 12 meets during the track & field season ... ran in the 1,500m run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, advancing to the semifinals and finishing 19th overall (4:26.34) ... finished fifth overall in the 1,500m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (4:26.55) ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800m relay as the four-member squad took second (8:37.65) ... helped the 4x800m relay team cross the line in first place (8:35.89) at the prestigious Drake Relays ... finished third at the Polytan Invitational (10:30.29) and Stanford Invitational (10:25.82) in the 3,000m steeplechase ... took second in the 1,500m run at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (4:20.18) ... also finished second in the 1,500m at the Victor Lopez Classic (4:27.01) ... helped the women's distance medley relay team take second at the Alex Wilson Invitational (11:04.45) ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the indoor 4x800m relay (8:39.24) ... also placed fourth in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (4:49.04) ... finished fifth in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:43.88) ... helped the indoor 4x800m relay team win at the Indiana Relays (8:54.80) ... also placed fourth in the 3,000m run at same meet (9:34.15) ... opened indoor season with a runner-up finish in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:46.32) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Put together strong first season as a member of the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams ... competed in four cross country meets ... finished 13th (18:08) at the National Catholic Championships ... finished 24th at the Great Lakes Regional (21:25.22) to earn all-region accolades ... impressive track & field season saw a fifth- place finish in the mile at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships in a time of 4:54.66 ... also placed well at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in both the 4x800m relay and the 3,000m steeplechase ... placed fourth overall in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:51.63...finished with a personal best 10:46.14 in the 3,000m steeplechase for ninth place at the meet...closed out season with an appearance at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary meet in the 1,500m run ... opened busy track & field season for the Irish at the Blue & Gold Invitational, competing in the mile...placed second overall with a time of 4:59.91...competed in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing third overall with a time of 9:54.67...pulled in a second place finish in the 4x800mm relay at the Indiana University Relays with a time of 9:00.04...finished second overall in that same meet in the mile with a time of 4:56.04...competed in the Meyo Invitational in both the 1,000m run and the mile...placed fifth in the mile with a time of 4:56.75...finished seventh in the 1,000m with a time of 2:54.47 ... competed in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational running the event in 4:52.67 for 19th place...continued her season at the Stanford Invitational in both the 800m and 1,500m runs...ran a personal best 2:16.43 in the 800m run...finished the 1,500m in a time of 4:37.70 for fourth place...competed in the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle running a personal best 10:46.94 in the 3,000m steeplechase for third place overall in the event...made a successful showing at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational placing first in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.48...placed ninth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:37.60...ran a personal best in the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.73 at the Gina Relays... earned monograms in both sports.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Ran both cross country and middle distance while attending Billing Senior (Mont.), lettering eight times ... all-state in both every year, while going on to be her cross country team captain in her junior and senior seasons ... won state in track in each of her three final campaigns ... member of the National Honor Society as well as the Environmental Club ... born in Burlington, Vt. ... daughter of Kathleen and Chuck Aragon ... father was an All-American on the cross country and track & field teams for Notre Dame ... has two siblings, Danielle, a fellow runner on the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams, and Christina ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in pre-professional studies with a minor in poverty studies.

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