Cross Country


AS A JUNIOR: Returned to the cross country course for the first time since 2001 ... competed in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division Race, finishing 37th ... also ran in the Pre-National Open Race, ending up 56th ... did not compete during the 2004 track and field season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw limited action during her second season, recovering from an injury.

AS A FRESHMAN: Stepped in to immediately contribute for the cross country team in 2001 ... top finisher for Notre Dame at the Valparaiso Invitational, taking fourth place ... fourth Irish runner across the finish line at the National Catholic Invitational in 19th place ... stayed consistent by finishing 20th at the Notre Dame Invitational, helping the Irish claim the team title ... appeared at the Pre-National meet, finishing 139th ... helped Notre Dame secure a spot in the NCAA Championship with a solid race at the Great Lakes Regional, finishing 49th ... fifth on the team at the NCAA meet, finishing in 193rd place ... made her collegiate track and field debut against Michigan State, finishing third in the mile run (5:10.71) ... shaved six second off her mile time at the Meyo Invitational, taking fifth place in 5:04.94 ... started the outdoor season running the 800 meters at the Purdue Invitational (2:24.72) ... competed in her first collegiate steeplechase run during the Spring Invitational, finishing third in 11:16.55 ... continued to perform well in the steeplechase, finishing third at the Tom Botts Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Rosary High School in Fullerton, Calif. ... held the number-one runner position on the cross country team all four years of high school competition ... first cross country runner from Rosary to qualify for the California state championship meet ... competed well in a range of distances during the track and field season (400, 800, 1,600, and three-mile run) and earned all-conference honors four consecutive years ... three-time MVP of both the cross country and track and field teams ... member of three-time conference champion track and field team ... served as team captain for both teams her junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation ... father, Thomas, played basketball at USC ... born March 3, 1983 in Torrance, Calif. ... enrolled in the College of Science with a biology major.

Christi Arnerich
Christi  Arnerich


Huntington Beach, CA

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