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     John Riely  


    Ashton, MD

    High School:
    Lady of Good Counsel


    Women Place Second, Men Third At 57th Annual Notre Dame Invitational

    The runner-up finish for the women was the best since 2003.


    Irish To Host 33rd Annual National Catholic Championships

    Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.


    Irish Cross Country Off To Crusader Open; Both Squads Earn Preseason Rankings

    Men's and women's squads both among top 25 in preseason for first time since 2005.


    Notre Dame Cross Country National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame, Ind.

    National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday September 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... finished 10th out of 27 runners in the Crusader Invitational 6K (19:55.2) ... placed 11th out of 77 runners in the JV National Catholic Championship 5M (27:10) ... placed 56th out of 100 runners in the JV Notre Dame Invitational 5M (27:31.8) ... competed in four meets during the indoor track & field season ... earned a first place finish among three runners in the Blue & Gold Invitational 3,000m run.

    AS A FRESHMAN:Ran in the first three cross country meets of the season ... opened year with a 14thplace finish out of 36 runners at the 6K Crusader Invitational (20:12.3) ... took seventh out of 77 runners in the five mile JV race at the National Catholic Championship (26:35.3) ... also ran in the five mile gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... did not compete during either track & field season ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel (Ashton, Md.) in the spring of 2012 ... 12-time letter winner in cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field ... named three-time all-conference (2009, 2011 2012) and twice named Washington Metro Area Honorable Mention (2011, 2012) ... assisted track team to a conference championship (2011, 2012) and to a Private School State Championship (2012) ... set school records in the 4x800m relay junior year and in the 5K senior year ... elected MVP in cross country (2011, 2012) and track & field (2012) ... earned the Award for Athleticism senior year ... was active in the classroom as a retreat leader for Xaverian Leadership Institute, a member of the Xaverian Brother's Sponsored School's Leadership team and as a member of St. Mary's Scholar's group ... earned the Religious Achievement Award (2011) and the highest GPA for sophomore class (2010) ... father, John, ran cross country and track at Notre Dame ... full name is John Thomas Riely ... born in Takoma Park, Md. ... son of John and Patricia Riely ... has one brother and three sisters ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and is majoring in mechanical engineering.

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