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10/26/2011

On The Clock With Gena Bleyer

Senior cross country runner sits down with UND.com for exclusive interview.

10/01/2010

Women's Cross Country at the Notre Dame Invitational

The Women's Cross Country team finished 18th at the Notre Dame Invitational on October 1st.

AS A SENIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season ... saw action in two meets during the season, running the mile at the season-opening Blue & Gold Invitational and the 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR: Opened her 2010-11 campaign with a third place finish in the mile at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 5:22.85...took home an 11th place finish in the 1,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational after finishing the race in 3:05.74...competed in the 1,500m run at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational finishing in a time of 5:01.25... clocked a personal best 4:54.16 in the 1,500m run for 11th place at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational...closed out the season with an appearance at the Gina Relays in the 1,500m run and clocking a time of 4:56.02 for 23rd place in the event.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three events for the Irish track team ... started the campaign at Notre Dame Indoor Opener, racing to a 13th-place finish in the 800 in 2:32.88 ... finished seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 1,000 after clocking a 3:13.69 ... concluded season in the 1,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 10th in her heat and 40th overall after recording a 3:10.47.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the season with a third-place finish in the 1,000 (3:03.70) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished 10th in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 5:16.30 ... finished 14th in the 1,600 (5:18.12) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the 800 in 2:21.59 at the Indiana Relays ...ran two events at the Meyo Invitational, finishing in 2:27.70 in the 800 and 3:02.89 in the 1,000.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered three times in cross country at St. Joseph's Academy (Mo.) ... three-time cross country team MVP ... three-time cross country all-state honoree ... earned two letters in track and field ... track and field MVP her junior and senior years ... all-state in track and field as a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society ... daughter of Frank (`87) and Susan Bleyer ... father played football at Notre Dame ... has two sisters, Mady and Marge ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.

Gena Bleyer
Gena  Bleyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterfield, MO

High School:
St. Joseph's Academy

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September 4
6:00 PM
at Crusader Open
Valparaiso, Ind. (Sunset Hill Farm County Park)
September 18
2:00 PM
vs National Catholic Championship
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 2
2:00 PM
vs Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 16
11:00 AM
at Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
at Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
TBA
vs ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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