Notre Dame competed in the National Catholic Championship on September 16th, 2011.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in five meets during the cross country season, including the BIG EAST, NCAA Great Lakes Regional and NCAA Championship meets ... finished 22ndout of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship (25:13.69) to help the Irish take third out of 14 teams ... placed 31stout of 201 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet (31:55) as Notre Dame finished fifth out of 30 teams ... opened year with an eighth place showing out of 276 runners at the five mile National Catholic Championship (24:52.1) ... took 46thout of 163 runners in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:29) ... earned a cross country monogram ... ran in nine meets during the indoor and outdoor season... competed in the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 10,000m... finished in eighth place in the 10,000m (29:58.73) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... other outdoor meets competed in were the Polytan and Stanford Invitationals ... finished seventh and ran a personal best in the 5,000m (14:14.96) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing fourth in the 5,000m (14:21.80) and ninth in the 3,000m (8:13.12) ... placed third in the 5,000m (14:28.22) at the Meyo Invitational ... registered a second place finish in the 3,000m (8:21.80) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished fourth in the 5,000m (14:36.80) at the Blue & Gold Invitational to kick off the season ... participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection (track & field) ... earned a track & field monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... finished 18th out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (25:12) ... also ran in the 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:55) ... competed in eight outdoor and indoor track & field meets on the year ... placed sixth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m with a time of 33:13.21 ... ran a season best 4:15.90 mile time at the Notre Dame Invitational ... achieved a fifth place finish at the Indiana University relays in his sole outing of the 3,000m with a 8:26.95 mark ... ran a season high in the 5,000m with a time 14:24.77 ... finished in 3:59.74 in the 1,500m at the Polytan Invitational ... placed second at the U.S. Junior National Championships in the 10,000m, earning a spot on the U.S. World Junior team that competed in Barcelona, Spain in July ... finished 11th and was first U.S. runner to cross the finish line ... competed at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in Trinidad in March, finishing ninth in helping the U.S. to a team title ... qualified for the meet after finishing fifth at the 8K USA Cross Country Championships in Saint Louis, Mo., in February ... ... named to the Dean's List following both semesters ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Jacob Michael Kildoo graduated from Grove City High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered all four years in cross country and track & field ... conference, sectional and regional champion in both sports as a sophomore, junior and senior ... four-time all-conference, all-city, all-region and all-county selection in both sports ... all-state as a senior in both sports ... named team captain as a senior ... finished 12th at the Footlocker NE Regional as a junior ... claimed fifth place at the Pennsylvania state cross country meet as a senior ... finished fourth and third, respectively, as a junior and senior at in the 3,000-meter run at the Pennsylvania state track & field championships ... off the track was a member of the National Honor Society and volunteered at a local nursing home ... participated in choir at church ... finished fourth in class academically ... born to Michael and Gwen Kildoo in Butler, Pa. ... has a younger brother, Noah ... double major who is enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters for philosophy and Arabic.