Cross Country


AS A JUNIOR: Consistent varsity contributor on a Notre Dame women's cross country team that finished the season ranked sixth in the national poll and earned the fourth-place trophy at the NCAA Championship ... placed sixth at the National Catholic Championship in 18:18 ... took 28th place at the BIG EAST Championship, completing the 6,000 meter course in 21:54 ... ran very well at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, helping the team finish second with a 21:13 time ... competed in her first NCAA Championship, finishing 136th in 22:16 ... opened indoor track season with a career best in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Opener (10:13.23) ... placed fifth in the Meyo Invitational 5,000 meters in 17:22.72 ... qualified for the indoor BIG EAST Championship in the 5,000 meters ... finished 10th at the league meet in 17:22.30 ... set a new career best in the outdoor 5,000 meters at the Hillsdale Gina Relays (17:12.73) ... ran two events at the outdoor BIG EAST meet ... placed 11th in the 5,000 meters and nearly earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 10,000 meters with a fourth place finish in 36:42.66.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Established herself as one of the top six harriers on the 2003 cross country team ... began the '03 season with her first individual career victory at the Valparaiso Invitational (22:16) ... finished third on the team and fourth overall at the National Catholic ... helped Notre Dame claim the team title at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 42nd in 18:24 ... also ran at the Pre-National (87th) and BIG EAST Championship (42nd) ... helped the Irish claim the Great Lakes Regional title with a 63rd-place finish ... competed at her first NCAA Cross Country Championship in 2003, finishing 240th ... ran career bests in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters during the 2004 track and field season ... finished eighth in the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000 meters (10:17.62) ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational, finishing second in 17:20.20 ... ended up taking ninth place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship (16:37.35) ... ran the 10,000 meters during the '04 outdoor season, finishing 29th at the Stanford Invitational in a personal-best 36:14.66 ... scored points toward the team effort at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, finishing seventh in the 10,000 meters (37:32.75).

AS A FRESHMAN: Key contributor in both cross country and track and field during her rookie season ... debuted for the cross country team at the National Catholic Invitational, finishing seventh ... made the trip to the Pre-National meet in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing 18th in the open race ... also competed for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing 56th and helping Notre Dame claim its first women's cross country team title ... competed in just two meets during the indoor season, finishing sixth in the 3,000 meters against Western Michigan and Ball State (10:22.71) and sixth in the 5,000 meters (18:10.45) in the Meyo Invitational ... claimed first collegiate track and field victory at the Tom Botts Invitational, finishing first in the 5,000 meters in 17:15.42 ... competed in the challenging 5,000 meter-10,000-meter combination at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... finished ninth in the 5,000 meters (17:30.81) and scored by taking seventh in the 10,000 meters (36:45.19).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field at Buffalo Grove (Ill.) High School ... two-time all-state and all-conference selection in cross country, placing 10th in state meet as a junior ... set school record on home course ... three-time all-conference and 2002 all-state pick in track and field ... established school records in indoor one-mile and two-mile runs, as well as the outdoor two-mile event ... finished third in 3,200-meter run at 2002 state championships ... also placed 24th at 2002 Foot Locker Midwest Regional Championships ... served as cross country team captain her senior year ... member of National Honor Society ... father, Rich, is a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame ... younger of two children ... born Nov. 29, 1983 in Elk Grove Village, Ill. ... two-time member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team (2002-03, 2004-05) ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a double major in anthropology and French.

Jean Marinangeli
Jean  Marinangeli


Arlington Heights, IL

High School:
Buffalo Grove



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