On The Clock With Gena Bleyer

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


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


Chesterfield, MO

High School:
St. Joseph's Academy

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