Cross Country



Irish To Compete Against Nation's Best at NCAA Championships

This season marks the seventh time both squads qualified for Nationals in the same year.


Notre Dame Heads To Toledo For NCAA Great Lakes Regionals

The Irish are currently ranked fifth in the men's regional rankings and third in the women's.


Irish Men And Women Place Sixth At BIG EAST Championships

Sophomore Martin Grady and junior Jeremy Rae earn all-BIG EAST accolades.


Irish Women Claim 15th, Men 19th At Elite Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Rydberg and Rae paced the women and men, respectively.


Irish Travel To Elite Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Friday

Notre Dame battles 37 ranked teams in final tune-up before the BIG EAST Championships.


Women's Cross Country at the National Catholic Invitational

Women's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational on September 17th, 2010.

AS A SENIOR: Ran in four meets during the cross country season ... finished fifth out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships in 17:31 ... finished 53rd out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships ... also ran the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational and the 6K at the Wisconsin Invitational ... earned a cross country monogram ... opened her indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 3000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... posted a personal-best (5:01.25) in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... placed third at the season-opening Crusader Invitational in 18:35.10 ... finished 29th at the National Catholic Invitational in 18:41 ... ran in 11 track and field meets on the year ... won the 5,000 meters at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in 17:18.83 ... won the 3,000 meters at the indoor Indiana University Relays in 9:57.62 ... finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the outdoor Gina Relays in 10:12.76 ... other top finishes include sixth at the indoor Blue and Gold Invitational in the 3,000m (10:24.45), seventh in the 1,500 meters at the outdoor Dave Rankin Invitational (4:42.09) and eighth in the mile at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational (5:11.26) ... earned a monogram for both sports.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed exclusively with track and field team during her sophomore year ... started action at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in the 3,000, finishing ninth in a 10:36.02 ... raced in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing fifth with a 5:06.16 ... at the Indiana Relays, placed first in the 3,000 after crossing the line at 10:07.91 ... placed 55th in the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational, stopping the clock in 5:16.68 ... competed in the prelims of the 1,600 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placing 21st with a mark of 5:06.95 ... ran the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational, crossing 13th in 4:51.97 ... returned to the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, ending in fifth after clocking a 18:10.32 ... secured a win at the Border Battle in the 5,000 after freezing the clock at 17:06.71 ... competed in both the 1,500 and the 4x400 relay at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... finished ninth overall in the 1,500 in 4:43.20 and helped her relay team to a fourth-place result in 4:03.76.

AS A FRESHMAN: Scored a victory in the first event of her career, winning the 1,600 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 5:05.28 ... placed fourth in the 1,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener (3:03.44) ... returned to the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 12th ... finished seventh in the 3,000 at the Indiana Invitational ... Notre Dame's top finisher in the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational ... placed 12th in the 1,600 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (5:01.98) ... ran the 1,600 in 5:10.27 to finish 22nd at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran two events at the Dave Rankin Invitational, finishing 13th in the 800 (2:20.23) and seventh in the 1,500 (4:41.24) ... ran the 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eleven- time letterwinner in cross country, track and field and swimming at Bloomington North (Ind.) ... captained all three squads and earned all-conference and all-city honors each four years in high school ... garnered all-state honors as a junior and senior in track and as a senior in cross country ... nine-time conference in regional champion in cross country and track ... set school records in the 1,600 (5:02.03), 800 (2:18.2) and 3,200 (10:56) ... competed at the National Scholastic Track and Field meet in 2008 ... member of the Cougar Leader Council and Habitat for Humanity ... National Honor Society president and huddle leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... born in Milwaukee, Wis. ... daughter of Ed Hirt and Kathy McTigue ... has one younger sister ... uncles Tom and Dave McTigue graduated from Notre Dame ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in biological sciences.

Molly Hirt
Molly  Hirt


Bloomington, IN

High School:
Bloomington North

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