The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.
BIG EAST Academic All-Star (cross country), 2012-13
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in four meets during the cross country season … placed 40th of 207 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (31:07) … finished 24th of 138 runners at the ACC Championships 8K (24:26.7) … was the highest-finishing Notre Dame runner at the Notre Dame Invitational 5M, placing 26th (23:50.0) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in six meets between indoor and outdoor track seasons … kicked off the track slate with an eighth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational (8:28.76) … placed 21st in the mile at the Razorback Invitational (4:14.09) … came in 23rd in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (8:28.53), then placed seventh in the event at the Alex Wilson Invitational (8:22.45) … opened the outdoor portion of the year with a fifth-place finish in his section of the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (14:19.63) … finished 31st in the 5,000 at the Virginia Challenge.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in four meets during the cross country season ... placed 36thout of 129 runners at the ACC Championship 8K (24:56.3), finishing fifth of the Notre Dame runners in the field and helping the Irish to third place ... took second out of 100 JV runners at the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (25:42.8) ... placed 66thout of 207 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (32:10) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in one meet -- the Blue and Gold Invitational -- during the indoor track & field season, placing fourth of five runners in the one-mile run (4:25.11).
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during cross country season ... took 12th out of 276 runners on the five-mile course at the National Catholic Championship (24:58.0) ... placed 74th out of 163 runners in the five-mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:44) ... did not run during the track & field season ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Piscataway High School (Piscataway, N.J.) in the spring of 2012 ... 11-time letter-winner in cross country and track & field ... was named 2012 runner-up at the New Balance Indoor Track National Championship in Distance Medley Relay (All-American) ... named 2011 Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year ... was a 2011 Foot Locker National Meet Finalist, finished 16th (15:33) ... 2010 state cross country champion (15:31) and all-state honoree ... cross country conference champion (2008, 2010 and 2011) and runner-up in 2009 ... track and field conference champion in the mile and two mile (2010, 2011 2012) ... held the conference and state record in the mile (4:10) as a junior ... participated in Life Scouts in Boy Scouts and served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts ... cousin, Mariah, was a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame ... full name is Timothy W. Ball ... born in New Brunswick, N.J. ... son of William and Margaret Ball ... has two older brothers and one older sister ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in design.