Junior Molly Seidel continues to run strong with a fifth-place showing among some of the nation's top runners.
The annual event gets underway at 3:30 p.m. at the Notre Dame Golf Course.
The runner-up finish for the women was the best since 2003.
Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.
Junior Meg Ryan finishes second in return; Sydni Meunier takes third in Irish debut.
The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.
The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.
- BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2012-13
AS A SENIOR: Competed in four meets during the cross country season ... placed 15th at the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:36.74) ... finished 96th of 138 runners at the ACC Championships 8K (25:32.3) … participated in nine meets during indoor and outdoor track seasons … won the mile at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational to start the year (4:16.44) … shaved five seconds from his mile time in a 15th-place finish at the Razorback Invitational (4:11.32), where he also competed in the distance medley relay (9th; Billy Dolan, John Rutkowski, Andrew Stone) … paced Irish finishers with a 22nd place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (8:25.93) … led off the third-place distance medley relay squad at the Meyo Invitational (9:56.94) … snared second in the mile at the Spire DI Invitational (4:10.32) … finished 10th in the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (1:52.99) … placed ninth in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships (4:09.03) while also finishing ninth with the DMR (Alex Groesch, Stone, Dolan) … began the outdoor campaign by finishing ninth in Section 7 of the 800 (1:55.19) and sixth in Section 6 of the 1,500 (3:56.89) at the Stanford Invitational … placed 13th in the 1,500 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (3:54.24) … finished 46th in the 1,500 at the Virginia Challenge (3:53.64) … was 28th in the 800 (1:55.36) and 14th in the 1,500 (3:52.97) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... finished third out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5M (26:19) ... placed 15thout of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (26:31.4) ... competed in the ACC Championship 8K ... competed in one meet during the indoor track & field season, finishing first of five runners in the Blue and Gold Invitational one-mile run (4:22.05) ... participated in the ACC Outdoor Championships while finishing 19th of 43 runners in the preliminary round of the 1500m run.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed ninth out of 36 runners at the season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational (19:49.4) ... also ran in the five-mile gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... competed in the 1500m and mile during the season ... placed second at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays in the 1500m with a time of 3:55.83 ... ran a personal best in the 1500m (3:55.65) at the Polytan Invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... Earned a pair of 11th-place finishes at the Crusader Invitational 5K (16:22.4) and in the JV race at the National Catholic Championships 8K (26:46.0) ... recorded a fourth-place finish in the mile (4:36.19) at the Blue & Gold Invitational during the indoor track season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Christopher Lawrence Quinn graduated from St. Charles Preparatory School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times each in cross country and track & field ... named all-league four times and all-district and all-region three times in cross country ... won the Central Catholic League individual cross country title two times ... qualified for state as a senior ... named all-league four times in track & field ... put together impressive senior campaign that included winning the 1600m run at the district championships, earning all-district accolades in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs and the 4x800-meter relay ... also named all-region and all-state in the 1600m and 4x800 ... finished second in the indoor state 1600m race and third in the outdoor state 1600 race ... 4x800-meter relay team placed second in the outdoor state meet ... won the 1600m at the Midwest Meet of Champions ... set school record in the 1600, 3200 and 4x800 ... best times include 4:14 in the 1600, 9:25 in the 3200 and 1:54 in a leg of the 4x800 ... National Honor Society member ... honored as the Knights of Columbus Youth of the Year ... born to Kevin and Marie Quinn in Hilliard, Ohio ... has two older brothers, Sean and Brendan, and a younger sister, Margaret ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in honors biochemistry.