The runner-up finish for the women was the best since 2003.
Jeremy Rae and Rebecca Tracy win individual race titles.
Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.
Junior Meg Ryan finishes second in return; Sydni Meunier takes third in Irish debut.
Men's and women's squads both among top 25 in preseason for first time since 2005.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed seventh out of 106 runners in the JV National Catholic Championship 5K (19:25) ... finished 45th out of 110 runners in the JV Notre Dame Invitational 5K (19:44.4) ... competed in just one meet during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons ... placed seventh of seven runners in the Blue and Gold Invitational 3000m run (11:18.35).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the cross country season by competing in the first three meets ... finished 20thout of 60 runners at the season-opening 5K Crusader Invitational (19:24.2) ... took 10thout of 104 runners in the 5K JV race at the National Catholic Championship (19:25.4) ... closed season by competing in the 5K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... competed in the Blue & Gold Invitational indoor meet and placed sixth in the 3,000m with a time of 11:16.94 ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the first three meets of the cross country season ... opened the year with a 26th-place showing out of 81 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational in 19:50.7 ... turned in best finish of the year in the 5K JV race at the National Catholic Championships, finishing 12th out of 105 runners in 18:58.8 ... also ran in the 5K JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished fifth in the 5,000m (18:35.85) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in only track meet of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Six-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field ... member of three conference championship teams (two track, one cross country) at Lansing Catholic High School ... all-state, all-conference and all-region selection six times ... won the 3200m at the 2010 MITCA State meet ... inducted into the National Honor Society while enrolled at Lansing Catholic ... also served as a Peer Assistant Leader ... daughter of Bruce and Marybeth Heeder ... has three brothers, Paul, Matthew and Christopher ... has two sisters, Ann Marie and Katherine May ... mother Marybeth (`80) graduated from Notre Dame ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in the program of liberal studies with minors in education, schooling and society and theology.