Cross Country



Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads


Molly Seidel Tabbed ACC Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Seventeen Irish student-athletes named to various fall ACC All-Academic teams.


Irish Women, Men Finish Sixth At NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship

Molly Seidel, Michael Clevenger earn individual national bids


Irish Women Finish Fifth, Men Finish Seventh At ACC Championships

Molly Seidel (5th), Danielle Aragon (19th) and Michael Clevenger (21st) nab All-ACC honors.


Irish Cross Country Squads Wrap Up Regular Season Slate At Elite Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Timothy Ball (44th) and Molly Seidel (28th) led Irish finishers among a packed ranked field.


National Catholic Championships (Sept. 19, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.


Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.


  • 2013 & 2014 ACC Indoor Distance Medley Relay Champion
  • 2015 All-ACC Second Team (1,500 meters)
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team

AS A JUNIOR: Finished fifth in the ACC Indoor Championships one-mile race (4:03.41) ... placed 32nd in the ACC Championships 8K with a time of 24:35.1 ... named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... placed second at the Crusader Invitational 4K (11:09.5) to start the season ... finished seventh of 89 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:13.21) ... was 46th of 138 runners at the ACC Championships (24:30.3) … earned a cross country monogram … competed exclusively during the outdoor season after sitting out the indoor campaign with an injury … debuted at the Stanford Invitational, where he placed fourth in Section 6 of the 800 meters (1:52.79) and claimed first in Section 7 of the 1,500 (3:49.69) … placed 23rd in the 1,500 at the Virginia Challenge (3:47.78) … swiped second in the 1,500 (3:46.45) and 24th in the 800 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (1:54.33) … took home second team All-ACC honors after a sixth-place finish in the 1,500 at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3:48.57) … named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team … earned a track monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... took 41stout of 77 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5M (26:40.2) ... placed 41stin the JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (27:06.0) ... pieced together a stellar indoor track & field season while competing in seven meets ... member of the Irish's first place distance medley relay team at the ACC Indoor Championships ... earned a 12th place finish among 19 runners in the 3000m steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships (9:13.25).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Westerville North High School (Westerville, Ohio) in the spring of 2013 ... earned eight letters in track & field and cross country and one in swimming ... New Balance Outdoor Nationals distance medley relay champion ... New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American (2013) ... indoor track state champion in the 1600m (4:10) ... state runner-up in cross country ... four-time regional champion in the 4x800m relay ... New Balance Outdoor Nationals 4x1,600m relay national champion (2010) ... has PRs of 4:08 in the 1600m and 1:51.41 in the 800m ... member of National Honor Society ... Northside Fellowship Mission Team ... five-time Academic All-Ohio ... Booster's Scholarship recipient ... full name is Jacob Alto Dumford ... born in Cincinnati, Ohio ... son of Bryan and Nancy Dumford ... has one brother and one sister ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and majoring in computer engineering.

Jacob Dumford
Jacob  Dumford


Westerville, OH

High School:
Westerville North

Event Calendar


September 30
2:00 PM
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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