Cross Country



Men's Cross Country - Notre Dame Invitational (10/2/2009)

The 28th-ranked Notre Dame Men's Cross Country team finished in 16th position in the 2009 Notre Dame Invitational

AS A SENIOR: Ran the 10,000m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship with a time of 31:20.66... competed in the 5,000m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... ran the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational in 4:23.48.

AS A JUNIOR:Finished eighth in 25:36.4 the National Catholic Championship ... did not compete during the track and field campaign.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Placed fifth (25:47) in the National Catholic Championship ... completed the Notre Dame Invitational in 25:10 to finish 10th ... posted a 25:24 for a fourth-place finish at the Pre-NCAA meet ... finished ninth at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships in 25:29 ... completed the course at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:41 to finish seventh ... ran at the NCAA Championships and finished 18th to help the Irish finish 19th in the nation ... ran distance events during the track season ... part of a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for the Irish in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished ninth in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 4:22.21 ... finished fourth in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8:27.40 ... ran the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 10th in 14:24.90 ... participated in both the 5,000 and 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing 10th and 20th, respectively ... placed fifth in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational in 14:17.48 ... finished sixth in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships .

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the 5,000 at three outdoor meets for the Irish ... finished fourth at the Stanford Invitational in 14:56.54 ... clocked in at 15:01.80 for a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... finished eighth in 15:25.00 at the Hillsdale Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned 11 letters in cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field at Hononegah (Ill.) ... three-time conference champion in cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... crowned regional champion as a junior ... found success as a freshman in outdoor track with a regional championship ... 2005 state champion in the indoor 3,200 and consecutively finished in the runner-up position in 2006 and 2007 ... earned all-conference honors 11 times as a prep (four cross country, three indoor, four outdoor) ... named all-state final three seasons in both indoor and outdoor track ... two-time all-state honoree in cross country (2005, 2006) ... holds two school records in the 1,600 (4:22 outdoor/4:25 indoor) and the 3,200 (9:10 outdoor/9:16 indoor) ... born December 23, 1988, in Rockford, Ill. ... son of Anita and Jeff Jacobs ... the oldest of three children ... brother, Kevin, is a freshman middle distance runner for the Irish ... father was an All-American in both track and cross country at Illinois ... gradted in May from the College of Science ... majored in preprofessional studies.

Ryan Jacobs
Ryan  Jacobs


Roscoe, IL

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