The Women's Cross Country team finished 18th at the Notre Dame Invitational on October 1st.
The 24th-ranked Notre Dame Women's Cross Country team takes 10th place in the 2009 Notre Dame Invitational
AS A SENIOR: Competed in two cross country meets during the season, including the BIG EAST Championships ... ran her best time of the season in the 5,000m at the Gina Relays with a time of 17:40.72 ... finished 12th overall at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in the 5,000 ... placed sixth at the Border Battle in the 5,000 ... took first in the 5,000 at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... ran a season best in the 3,000 at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 10:13.15.
AS A JUNIOR: Raced in each of the first three races on the cross country schedule ... opened up the season with a victory at the Valparaiso Crusader Open, crossing the line in 18:25 to bring home the crown ... finished ninth at the National Catholic Invitational, stopping the clock at 18:24.1 ... posted her best time at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the race in 17:51 and earning 79th place ... also competed in the 5,000 and 3,000 events in the spring ... opened at the Meyo Invitational, competing in the 3,000 and crossed the line in 10:10.46 ... returned to action in the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, capturing the finals victory with a 17:11.11 ... at the Border Battle, crossed the line seventh in the 5,000 after freezing the clock at 17:30.67 ... concluded her season with a 13th-place showing at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 5,000, crossing at 17:31.20.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in one cross country meet, finishing fifth at the Valparaiso Invitational to help the Irish win the meet ... finished second behind teammate Heidi Rocha in the 3,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished seventh in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor opener in 5:07.61 ... ran the 3,000 in 10:13.42 to finish 11th at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished 22nd in the 3,000 at the Meyo Invitational ... ran to a 17th-place finish in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... finished in the top-15 in both the 800 and 1,500 at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... placed 18th in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in one cross country meet for the Irish before suffering an injury ... finished fifth in 18:03 at the National Catholic Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport and eight-time letterwinner (track and field, cross country and soccer) at Cherry Hill East (N.J.) ... set school records in the 800 (2:16), 1,600 (4:59.2) 3,200 (10:34) ... four-time track and field conference champion and all-conference honoree ... broke the Gloucester Country College Course record by over 20 seconds in senior cross country season ... two-time cross country all-conference honoree ... named the cross country South Jersey Runner of the Year in 2006 ... earned first-team all-South Jersey cross country honors in 2005 and 2006 ... named to the second-team all-state cross country team junior and senior seasons ... earned all-South Jersey girls track honors in 2005 and 2006 ... named an Olympic Conference Scholar Athlete ... student government class representative at Cherry Hill East ... four-year member of the honor roll at Cherry Hill ... American Legion Girls State participant in 2006 ... born September 29, 1988, in Voorhees, N.J. ... daughter of Bernadette and Louis Cattuna ... has one older brother and one younger sister .... graduated from the College of Science as a science business major.