Irish Women Finish 15th; Men 28th At NCAA Championships

Junior Martin Grady took 52nd in the men's race.


Irish Cross Country Squads Set For National Championships

This year's races are in Louisville, Ky., Saturday.


Irish Set To Compete In NCAA Great Lakes Regional Friday

Both teams enter the meet looking to secure an automatic spot in the NCAA Championships.


Men Finish Third; Women Fifth At BIG EAST Championships

Five student-athletes earn all-BIG EAST honors.


Irish Head To The Bronx Looking For BIG EAST Crowns

Friday's races get underway at 11 a.m. (ET) with the women's 6K competition.

AS A SENIOR: Competed in five meets during the cross country season ... took first out of 27 runners in the Crusader Invitational 6K (19.11.9) ... placed seventh out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:09.7) ... placed 77th out of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (25:34.30) ... registered 54th place out of 129 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (25:17.3) ... earned a cross country monogram ... Competed in five meets during the indoor track & field season ... placed 26th of 44 runners in the 5000m run at the ACC Indoor Championships (14:50.55) ... improved on that mark by nearly 10 seconds at the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing 31st of 55 runners (14:40.80).

AS A JUNIOR:Ran in six of the seven meets during the cross country season, including at the BIG EAST and NCAA Championship meets ... opened year with a fourth place finish out of 36 runners at the 6K Crusader Invitational (19:25.8) ... won the five mile JV race at the National Catholic Championship (77 runners) in 25:51.6 ... took 27thout of 127 runners in the gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:21) ... closed out regular season with an 18thplace showing out of 105 runners in the 8K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational ... earned a cross country monogram ... specialized in the 5,000m run ... competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... recorded a personal best of 14:28.42 at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... placed sixth in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational ... achieved a sixth-place finish in the 5,000m at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... named to the Dean's List following both semesters ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... opened Irish career with a third place finish out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (15:48.5) ... continued strong early season with ninth place finish out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (24:59) ... also competed in the 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (26:10) ... competed in eight indoor/outdoor track & field meets ... achieved a first-place finish in the 5,000m run (14:41.65) at the Hillsdale College "GINA" Relays ... placed fourth in the 3,000m run, establishing a personal best (8:44.15) at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational ... ran a 14:32.38 in the 5,00m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships for an eighth-place finish and one point for the Irish ... named to the Dean's List following the fall 2011 semester ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN:Attended North Central College and participated in cross country and track & field.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Patrick Thomas Lesiewicz graduated from Schaumburg High School in the spring of 2010 ... lettered all four years in cross country and track & field ... earned all-conference honors three times in cross country and all-state accolades twice ... earned a conference and regional crown in cross country and two sectional championships in track & field ... named team MVP twice in cross country and three times in track & field ... set the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates course record, the meet record at the Aurora University Invitational ... won the IL Peoria Notre Dame Invitational in a time of 14:25 ... named team captain as a junior and senior in cross country and as a sophomore, junior and senior in track & field ... participated in the National Honor Society, band, drumline and the Church Youth Ensemble ... given the AP Scholar with Distinction and Roman Catholic Youth Service awards ... born to Thomas and Kathy Lesiewicz in Schaumburg, Ill. ... has three older brothers, Michael, Brian and Tim, and a younger sister, Karen, who is also a Notre Dame runner ... brothers, Brian and Tim, ran cross country and track & field for North Central College ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in mathematics with a minor in actuary.

Patrick Lesiewicz
Patrick  Lesiewicz


Schaumburg, IL

High School:

Last College:
North Central College

Event Calendar

October 16
11:00 AM
Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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