Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... finished 38th out of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (24:37.4) ... placed 32nd out of 211 runners at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:04.3) ... also ran for the Irish at the 10K NCAA National Championships ... opened the year with a sixth place finish out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (24:47) ... finished 86th out of 205 runners in the elite 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:19) ... also ran at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational ... earned a cross country monogram ... took third place in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Victor Lopez Classic ... took fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Polytan Invitational ... runner-up finish in the 3,000 steeplechase at the GSVU 2nd to Last Chance Meet ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track and field monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Ran in three meets during the cross country season, including the BIG EAST Championships ... finished 14th at the National Catholic Invitational (25:28) ... competed in 12 meets during the track and field season ... participated in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA East Regionals ... competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase and the 5,000m ... placed third in the 3,000 steeplechase at the outdoor Louisville Cardinal Twilight in 9:01.52 ... finished second in the 1,500m at the outdoor Gina Relays in 3:55.30 ... finished eighth in the 5,000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in 14:24.66 ... won the 3,000m run at the season-opening indoor Blue & Gold Invitational in 8:22.96 ... earned a monogram in both sports.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished second in 19:20 at the Valparaiso Crusader Opener ... opened the indoor season with a personal best in the 1,600 (4:16.52) ... ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational and finished in 8:20.10 for another personal best ... at the Meyo Invitational, ran the 3,000 in 8:29.73 ... recorded a personal best in the 5,000 (14:46.74) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... opened the outdoor season in the steeplechase (9:24.24) at the Stanford Invitational ... ran the 1,500 in 4:01.09 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... competed in the steeplechase at the Border Battle, finishing in 9:15.59 ... clocked 3:55.62 in the 1,500 at the Gina Relays ... notched his personal best in the steeplechase (9:02.67) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also competed in the 5,000 and finished in 15:04.87 ... fourth- place finish in the steeplechase at the Cardinal Classic in 9:05.87 ... advanced to the NCAA Regionals and ran the steeplechase in 9:21.65.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 17th at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase in 9:36.93 ... had a second place showing in the steeplechase (9:29.23) at the Ole Miss Invitational ... finished third in the steeplechase (9:39.82) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... competed in the Ryan Shay 3,000 (8:50.07) at the Meyo Invitational ... finished 14th in the 1,600 (4:23.67) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... started the season with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 (8:40.63) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letter winner in cross country and track and field at Mead (Wash.) ... selected as team captain and MVP as a senior both in cross country and track and field ... born in Spokane, Wash. ... son of Casey and Janice Lynch ... has one younger brother, Brandon ... graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in civil engineering ... earned a concentration in structural engineering.