The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in five meets during the cross country season ... started the year with a seventh-place finish in the Crusader Invitational 4K (11:19.7) ... finished 10th at the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:24.94) ... competed at the ACC Championships 8K.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... placed fifth out of 27 runners in the Crusader Invitational 6K (19:35.7) ... finished second of 22 runners in the JV race at the National Catholic Championship 5M (26:05) ... Competed in four meets during the indoor track andfield season ... recorded a season-best time of 8:44.59 in the 3000m run at the Alex Wilson Invitational while finishing sixth of eight runners ... Competed in one outdoor meet -- the Border Battle -- running his way to an eighth place finish in the 5000m run (15:49.02).
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed 21st out of 276 runners on the five-mile course at the National Catholic Championship (25:24.2) ... took 29th out of 127 runners in the five-mile gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:22) ... did not compete during the track and field season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from El Toro High School (Lake Forest, Calif.) in the spring of 2012 ... lettered three years each in cross country and track andfield ... named first team all-league, all-county, all-CIF Southern Section and all-state as a senior in cross country ... league champion in cross country as a senior ... finished third in the SouthernSection, fourth in state and 37th at Foot Locker Nationals ... in track andfield was a state qualifier in the 3200m ... won league and CIF Southern Section championship in 3200m ... named El Toro Male Athlete of the Year ... as a junior was named first team all-league, all-county, all-CIF Southern Section and all-state ... finished third in theSouthern Section, fifth in the California state meet and 37th in the Nike Cross Nationals ... named Orange County Cross Country Runner of the Year ... academically was an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist ... born in Mission Viejo, Calif., to Robert and Lisa Durham ... has an older sister, Meghan, and a younger brother, Grady ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.