Molly Seidel's 19th-place finish good for first Irish All-American honors since 2009
Molly Seidel, Michael Clevenger earn individual national bids
Molly Seidel (5th), Danielle Aragon (19th) and Michael Clevenger (21st) nab All-ACC honors.
Timothy Ball (44th) and Molly Seidel (28th) led Irish finishers among a packed ranked field.
Junior Molly Seidel continues to run strong with a fifth-place showing among some of the nation's top runners.
The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.
- BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2013
AS A SENIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... finished 12th to start the season at the National Catholic Championship 5K (18:18.53) ... was 98th of 165 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:30.9) ... finished 46th of 140 runners at the ACC Championships 6K (21:27.3) ... placed 80th of 219 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (21:48) ... competed at the NCAA Championships … kicked off the track season at the Simmons- Harvey Invitational, placing seventh in the 3,000 meters (10:21.29) … scored an 11th-place finish in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (5:08.55) ... placed 41st in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (17:56.46) … finished in 21st in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (5:07.95) ... snagged a third-place finish in the 5,000 meter run (17:36. 93) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in one meet during the cross country season ... finished 15thout of 110 runners in the JV race of the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (18:53.9) ... competed in five meets during the indoor track and field season ... Placed 36th of 43 runners in the ACC Indoor Championships 5000m run (18:14.45) ... competed in one meet during the outdoor track and field season ... placed ninth of 13 runners in the Border Battle 5000m run (18:14.45).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in one meet during the cross country season ... finished sixth out of 60 runners at the season-opening Crusader Invitational 5K in 18:20.9 ... competed in two meets during the indoor track and field season ... ran the 5000m at the Meyo Invitational ... competed in the mile at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a spot on the Dean's List during both semesters (Fall 2012, Spring 2013) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in the first three meets of the cross country season ... placed seventh out of 105 runners in the JV race at the National Catholic Championships 5K in 18:44.5 ... also ran at the Crusader Invitational 5K and the JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K ... competed in two meets during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons ... earned a third-place finish in the indoor mile run at the Blue & Gold Invitational, logging a time of 5:12.00 ... finished second in the 5000m run (18:05.93) in outdoor season debut at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... earned a spot on the Dean's List during the spring 2012 semester.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Visitation High School (Mendota Heights, Minn.) ... won seven letters split between track and field and cross country ... earned an additional three letters in Nordic skiing and one letter apiece in hockey and soccer ... member of three Tri-Metro Conference Championship teams (one cross country, two track and field) ... two-time all-conference cross country selection, and three-time track and field honoree ... valedictorian of senior class ... received Medal for Excellence in both English and Spanish ... daughter of Dan and Sheryl Moran ... has one brother, Dan, who was a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame ... father, Dan, played tennis and hockey at St. Olaf College ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in theology with a second emphasis in Arts & Letters pre-health.