The annual event gets underway at 3:30 p.m. at the Notre Dame Golf Course.
Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.
Junior Meg Ryan finishes second in return; Sydni Meunier takes third in Irish debut.
Men's and women's squads both among top 25 in preseason for first time since 2005.
AS A SENIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in one meet during the cross country season ... ran at the season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational ... ran in 11 indoor and outdoor track and field meets on the year ... specialized in the 800m ... took seventh place at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet ... competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... ran on the 4x400m relay team that took fifth at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... during the indoor season also competed in the 600m and 1000m.
AS A FRESHMAN:Did not run during the cross country season ... competed in 13 indoor and outdoor trackandfield races on the year ... earned a second-place finish and a personal best in the 1000m (2:26.71) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... ran a season-best 1:53.41 in the 800m ... personal bests as a freshman: 1000m (2:26.71), 1500m (4:01.31) and mile (4:31.66) ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Kevin Michael Byrne graduated from Red Bank (Red Bank, N.J.) Catholic in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times each in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field ... named all-conference, all-county and all-state in cross country as a senior ... won the 800-meter run at the state meet as a junior ... named all-conference, all-county and all-state throughout career ... earned All-America honors as a freshman ... ranked nationally as a junior and senior in indoor and outdoor track andfield ... career bests include 49.9 in the 400 meters, 1:52.53 in the 800 meters, 2:26.78 in the 1000 meters, 4:14.57 in the mile run and 15:24.51 in the 5000 meters ... honored with the General Academic Excellence award ... born to Kevin and Deborah in Trenton, N.J. ... has three younger sisters, Mary Kate, Eileen and Bridget ... father, Kevin, and grandfather, James, ran cross country and track and field at Georgetown and St. John's, respectively ... uncle, James, played soccer at Mount St. Mary's ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.