Cross Country



35th Annual National Catholic Championships Set For Friday

The annual event gets underway at 3:30 p.m. at the Notre Dame Golf Course.

AS A JUNIOR: Began the season with a fourth-place finish in the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 1:54.44 ... finished third at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Duel indoor 1,000m (2:31.45) ... placed seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational 800m (1:54.04) ... competed in the Alex Wilson Invitational 800m and placed 12th (1:53.65).

Did not compete during the cross country season … competed in 13 meets between indoor and outdoor track seasons … kicked off the year with a second-place finish in the 800 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (1:53.61) … placed third with the B relay group (Patrick O’Connell, Andrew Pott, Adam Turner) in the 4x400-meters at the same meet … placed 14th in the 600 meters at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … led all Irish finishers with a indoor-best second-place finish in the 800 at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:52.00) … also competed in the 800 at the Razorback Invitational and the Meyo Invitational … placed 12th in the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (1:53.53) … came in 13th in the 800 prelims at the ACC Indoor Championships (1:52.88) … started the outdoor season competing in the 400 at the Bobcat Invitational … placed fifth in the 800 meters at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (1:53.17) … placed 10th in the event at the Gina Relays to lead the Irish finishers (1:52.87) … came in 12th in the 800 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (1:52.32) … wrapped the year with a fourth-place finish in the 800 at the GVSU Last Chance Meet … earned a monogram. 

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete during the cross country season ... Competed in four meets during the indoor trackandfield season ... Finished ninth among 19 runners in the 800m run at the Victor Lopez Classic in what was his lone outdoor meet.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Tippecanoe High School (Tipp City, Ohio) in the spring of 2013 ... earned 12 letters in cross country, track and field and swimming ... state cross country qualifier, finished 57th (16:13) ... earned two fifth-place finishes at the 2013 state track meet (800m - 1:53.42 and 4x800m - 7:52.57) ... junior year, took sixth place in the 800m run (1:55.25) at the state championships ... three-time state swimming qualifier ... active in National Honor Society, Student Senate, Spirit Committee, Octagon Service Club, choir and Young Neighbors in Action Service Group ... class president ... mother, Jeanne, played tennis at Miami University (Ohio) ... grandfather, H. Royer, played football at Williams University ... full name is Grant Royer Koch ... born in Tipp City, Ohio ... son of David and Jeanne Koch ... has three older sisters ... enrolled in the College of Science and majoring in biology.

Grant Koch
Grant  Koch


Tipp City, OH

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Event Calendar


September 30
Women 8th/Men 25th
ND/Joe Piane Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (ND Golf Course)
October 14
12:00 PM
Wisconsin Adidas Invitational W
Madison, WI (Zimmer Championship Course)
October 14
3:00 PM
Bradley Classic M
Peoria, IL (Newman Golf Course)
October 28
ACC Championships
Cary, NC (Wakemed Soccer Park)
November 11
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, WI (Zimmer Championship Course)
November 19
11:00 AM
NCAA Championships
Terre Haute, Ind. (Lavern Gibson CC Course)

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