Cross Country



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 Women Third; Men Fifth At NCAA Great Lakes Regionals

Both teams received at-large spots in next Saturday's NCAA Championships.


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.

AS A JUNIOR: Ran in all seven cross country races just one year after missing the entire 2011 season with injury ... started postseason with a 33rdplace finish out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST meet as the Irish took fifth out of 15 teams ... next turned in a 40th place effort out of 217 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional as Notre Dame placed third out of 32 teams ... closed out year by helping the Irish take 15th out of 31 teams at the 6K NCAA Championship meet ... opened season with a second place finish out of 60 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (17:48.3) ... took 11th out of 266 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championship (17:48.6) ... claimed 66th out of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:37) ... closed out regular season with a 10th place finish out of 107 runners in the 6K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational (21:19) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 10 track & field meets on the season ... brought home seven top-10 finishes ... placed 10th at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m (17:09.27) ... finished third in the 1,500m (4:32.93) at the Polytan Invitational ... placed fifth in the 3,000m (9:41.22) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... placed third as a member of the 4x800m relay team (9:13.78) at the Indiana University Relays ... achieved personal best in the 3,000m (9:39.23) at the Meyo Invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not run during the cross country season ... competed in 11 meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons ... credited with seven top-five finishes on the year ... gathered in a first place finish in the 1,500m run at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in a field of 28 participants with a winning time of 4:36.16 ... ran a personal best in the mile (4:51.07) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships preliminary heat ... tacked on personal bests in the 5,000m dash (16:42.16) at the Polytan Invitational and in 5,000m run (4:29.30) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... named to the Dean's List both semesters ... earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in five meets during the cross country season ... opened career with first place finish at the National Catholic Invitational (17:37) ... competed in 11 meets during the track & field season, including both BIG EAST Championship meets ... ran the anchor leg in the 4,000m distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, as the team finished fourth out of 12 teams in 11:37.8 ... placed second out of eight teams at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 5,000m (17:22.72) ... also finished second out of eight runners at the indoor Indiana University Relays in the 4x800mm relay (9:00.04) ... claimed second out of nine runners at the indoor Blue & Gold Invitational in the 1,000m (2:56.07) ... finished fifth out of 28 runners in the 1,500m run (4:40.55) at the outdoor Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational ... earned fifth place out of 35 runners at the indoor Indiana University Relays in the mile run (4:57.81) ... named to the Dean's List during the fall 2010 semester ... earned monograms during both seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letter winner in track & field, cross country and lacrosse ... conference champion and regional champion during her junior and senior track & field campaigns ... state champion, nationally ranked and all-American in track her junior season ... four-time team MVP between cross country and track ... all-conference honoree five times ... competed in the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the mile (4th place) ... holds the state record mile ... indoor and outdoor school records in the 800, 1,000, 3,200, 5,000, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay and distance medley relay ... named the 2009 Connecticut Gatorade Track & Field Player of the Year ... member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... daughter of Patrick and Margaret ... youngest of three children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in accounting.

Meg Ryan
Meg  Ryan


Fairfield, CT

High School:
Fairfield Warde

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