Fifth-year veteran, who will compete in both cross country and track in 1999-2000 after not competing at the varsity level as a freshman in 1995-96.
AS A SENIOR: One of the team?s top runners in 1998 ... competed in five cross country meets ... helped lead the Irish to a first-place finish at the Wolf & Kettle Invitational by placing fourth in 26:27 ... finished in the top 10 at the National Catholic Championships for the third year in a row ... turned in his best performance at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 22nd in 23:56 ... represented Notre Dame at both the BIG EAST championships and the District IV championships ... ran four times in the indoor track season ... best time in the mile was 4:14.30 at the Meyo Invitational, where he finished third ... competed three times in the outdoor 5,000 meters ... best finish was a seventh at the Purdue Invitational ... posted career-best time of 14:41.38 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR: Made steady improvement again in 1997-98 campaign, competing in seven cross country races ... finished in the top 10 three times ... best finish was at the season-opening Scarlet/Gray Invitational where he placed fifth ... was third among Irish runners at the Furman Invitational ... helped pace the Irish to the team?s first BIG EAST cross country title, where he placed 10th ... third on the team at the district championships, running the course in 32:19.13 ... tied for team lead with Jason Rexing at the 1997 NCAAs after placing 50th ... ran in four races during the indoor track season at 3,000 and 5,000 meters and the mile ... won the mile at the Red Simmons Invitational with a time of 4:22.17 ... placed second in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... did not compete during the outdoor season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in four cross country meets in 1996, winning the Buckeye Invitational ... finished 18th in the 3,000 meters in his only indoor race of the season ... participated in two 5,000-meter events in the outdoor season, placing fifth at the Boilermaker Open and seventh at the Spartan Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in one cross country race, in 1995, finishing 25th in the junior varsity race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... did not participate in track.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL NOTES: An all-Catholic High School Athletic Association cross country choice after his junior and senior seasons ... named among the top-50 cross country runners in the nation before his senior season by Harrier magazine ... won CHSAA championship in ?94 and finished second during his senior campaign ... earned three letters in cross country and outdoor track while garnering a pair indoors for track at Monsignor Farrell High School ... member of relay teams that ran in the finals of the Millrose Games and the Penn Relays ... ranked eighth indoors in the 3,200 meters nationally after winning the New York State Federation championships with a time of 9:18.6 ... born October 18, 1977, in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... graduated with a degree in finance in the College of Business Administration in 1999 ... pursuing his graduate degree in the master?s of science in administration.