The 28th-ranked Notre Dame Men's Cross Country team finished in 16th position in the 2009 Notre Dame Invitational
AS A SENIOR: Ran in five meets during final cross country season ... earned all-region accolades at the Great Lakes Regional after finishing the 10K course first for the Irish in 10th place out of 211 runners (30:37.9) ... finished 34th out of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (24:28.9) ... also ran at the NCAA Championships, the Notre Dame Invitational and the Wisconsin Invitational ... earned a cross country monogram ... opened the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... took fourth in the 1,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships ... career-best 9:00.57 in the 3,000 steeplechase clinched the individual win at the Victor Lopez Classic ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... was named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with J.P. Malette ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track and field monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed as a distance runner for the Irish, racing with both the cross country and track teams ... earned a monogram in track ... earned strongest cross country finish at the Great Lakes Regional meet, placing 22nd in 30:51.3 to claim all- region honors in the process ... earned another pair of top-40 finishes on the cross country season, placing 31st at the Pre- National meet (24:19.1) and 39th at the National Catholic Invite (26:14) ... concluded with a 108th-place showing at the NCAA Championships, crossing in 31:28 ... competed in the 800m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 1 mile and 3,000m during the track portion of the season ... competed in the 3,000m run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing second with a mark of 8:20.52 to earn all-BIG EAST accolades ... best finish in the 800m came at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, finishing sixth overall in 1:52.17, becoming one of four Irish runners to place in the top six ... finished runner-up to team- mate Jeremy Rae in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 2:23.92, his best time in the event on the season ... finished eighth in his finals heat and 37th overall at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 1,500m after crossing in 3:48.58 ... best time in the mile run came at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, finishing in 4:03.39 and placing fourth overall.
AS A SOPHOMORE: First-place finish in the distance medley relay, running the first leg (1,200) at the Indiana Relays to stop the clock at 9:53.24 ... opened the indoor season running the 3,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 8:21.70 ... that would turn out to be an indoor personal best on the season and good for a third-place finish ... posted another indoor personal best at the Notre Dame Invitational, running the 1,600 in 4:06.92 to take second ... ran the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational in 4:13.53 ... ran the 1,600 and 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... notched a second-place finish in the 1,600 in 4:10.12 and ran the 3,000 in 8:31.44 ... started the outdoor season running with the distance medley relay ... ran anchor (1,600) as the team finished in 9:40.30 ... ran the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational in 3:48.25 ... at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, ran the 800 in 1:55.55 ... fourth in the 1,500 at the Border Battle in 3:45.68, also an outdoor personal best ... third in the open 1,500 in 3:46.43 at the Mount SAC Relays ... ran the first leg of the 4x400 relay, finishing second over- all ... competed in the 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, clocking a 3:57.84 ... outdoor personal best in the 800 at the Cardinal Classic in 1:51.88 ... finished the season at the NCAA Regionals after running the 1,500 (3:49.21) while coming in 16th.
AS A FRESHMAN: Focused primarily on cross country ... made his Irish debut at the National Catholic Championship, finishing 39th ... placed 45th at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, helping the Irish to a second-place finish ... won the mile in his first track meet at Notre Dame, recording a 4:16.25 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished second in the 1,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, posting a time of 2:25.59 ... placed third in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:08.19) ... ran the mile in 4:07.03 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing second ... finished sixth in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... posted a 4:06.74 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing 18th ... ran on Notre Dame's 4x1,600 relay at the Drake Relays for a third-place finish ... placed 14th in the 1,500 at the NCAA Regionals.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eleven- time letterwinner in cross country, track and hockey at Rosemount (Minn.) ... earned All-America honors after finishing third in the 1,600 at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 4:07... conference champion in the 800 and 4x800 relay as a sophomore, junior and senior ... 4x400 relay team won the regional championship during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... also won the 800 regional title as a sophomore ... holds school records in the 4x400 relay, distance medley relay, 4x800 relay, 4x400 relay, mile and 3,200 ... also holds the conference record in the 800 run ... from same area as former Irish soccer player Chris Sutton and former Irish football player Michael Floyd ... member of the German National Honor Society ... born in St. Paul, Minn. ... son of Jeffrey and Christine Carlson ... has two brothers ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with double degrees in psychology and computer applications.