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    John Keane
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Winona, MN

    High School:
    Cotter

    Height:
    6-0

    Birthdate:
    11/05/1980

    AS A JUNIOR: Kicked off the 2001 cross country season with a 19th-place finish at the Valparaiso Invitational ... helped the Irish claim the Central Collegiate Championship with a solid second-place effort ... ran with Notre Dame's top nine runners for the second straight year at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 53rd ... stepped up to help Notre Dame win the Great Lakes Region meet with a 62nd-place finish ... competed in the 3,000 meters vs. Michigan State to begin the indoor season and finished fifth in 8:21.15 ... moved up to the 5,000 meters for the Meyo Invitational ... qualified for the 3,000 meters at the BIG EAST indoor meet, finishing 13th ... began the outdoor season running the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, finishing 13th in section three (14:35.66) ... posted an 11th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Spring Opener (3:58.06) ... made his final outdoor appearance of the season at the BIG EAST meet, finishing 11th in the 5,000 meters.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three cross country meets during the 2000 season ... finished ninth in his first collegiate cross country meet at the Valparaiso Invitational, helping the Irish claim the team title ... ran among Notre Dame's top nine runners at the Notre Dame Invitational ... also appeared in the BIG EAST cross country championship, finishing 63rd ... began the 2001 outdoor season running the mile against Western Michigan and Ball State ... took second place in the 3,000 meters vs. Michigan State (8:33.49) ... also ran the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... appeared in his first BIG EAST track and field meet, running the 5,000 meters at the 2001 indoor championship (finished 14th) ... posted a personal-best 4:16.78 in the mile run during the Alex Wilson Invitational ... started the outdoor season running the 1,500 meters at the Purdue Invitational ... also ran the 1,500 meters at the Spring Opener and Tom Botts Invitational ... finished sixth in heat II of the 1,500 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Did not participate in cross country during the 1999 season ... ran the mile in his first two collegiate track and field meets ... moved to the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational and finished fifth in 2:33.89 ... top finisher for the Irish in the 1,500 meters at the Purdue Invitational (fourth place, 4:07.31) to begin the outdoor season ... ran the 1,500 meters at the Spring Opener, finishing 10th ... also ran the 1,500 meters at the Indy and Purdue Relays.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-sport standout (soccer, nordic skiing and track and field) at Cotter High School in Winona, Minn. ... set school records in the 800 and 1,600 meters ... was only defeated once during his senior year in the 1,600 meters ... four-time 800- and 1,600-meter conference champion ... served as team captain of all three teams during his senior year of competition ... participated in the first varsity soccer game in Cotter High School history as a freshman, eventually helping the team win the sectional title as a junior ... lettered on the nordic skiing team even though he had no previous experience in the sport ... earned all-state honors at the Minnesota state nordic skiing meet in the pursuit ... oldest of seven children ... uncle, John Kraft, is a 1987 Notre Dame graduate ... member of the National Honor Society and student government ... born Nov. 5, 1980, in St. Paul, Minn. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering.

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