Cross Country



Irish Conclude Cross Country Season At National Championships

The Notre Dame men placed 24th, while the women claimed 22nd.


Irish To Compete Against Nation's Best at NCAA Championships

This season marks the seventh time both squads qualified for Nationals in the same year.


Notre Dame Heads To Toledo For NCAA Great Lakes Regionals

The Irish are currently ranked fifth in the men's regional rankings and third in the women's.


9/16 National Catholic Championship

Notre Dame competed in the National Catholic Championship on September 16th, 2011.

AS A SENIOR: Ran in two meets during the cross country season ... ran for the Irish at the 10K NCAA National Championships ... opened year by finishing 10th out of 255 runners (25:02) at the 8K National Catholic Championships ... earned a cross country monogram ... claimed fourth in his outdoor debut during the 3,000 steeplechase at the Victor Lopez Classic ... runner-up at the Polytan Invitational with a time of 9:04.87 in the 3,000 steeplechase ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track and field monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Ran in four cross country meets, including the BIG EAST Championships, the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals and the NCAA National Championships ... competed in nine track and field meets during the season ... ran the 3,000m steeplechase at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also participated in the 3,000m run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... won the 3,000m at the indoor Indiana Relays in 8:22.61 ... crossed the line second in the 3,000m at the indoor Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a monogram in cross country.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Steeplechase champion and ran a personal best at the Cardinal Classic in 8:58.77 ... ran the 3,000 in 8:21.10 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... clocked 1:58.94 in the 800 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished the mile in 4:12.90 for a personal best at the Notre Dame Invitational ... stopped the clock at 4:13.44 in the 1,600 at the Indiana Relays ... at the Meyo Invitational, ran the 3,000 for a personal-best 8:14.29 ... went 8:19.56 in the 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... opened the outdoor season running the steeplechase in 9:20.56 at the Stanford Invitational ... secured a fourth-place finish in the steeplechase (9:09.58) at the Border Battle ... ran 3:55.92 for a personal best in the 1,500 at the Gina Relays ... ran the steeplechase in 9:07.8 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... wrapped up his season at the NCAA Regionals by finishing the steeplechase in 9:16.49.

AS A FRESHMAN: Cross country and distance runner who displayed great potential from the outset of the cross country season ... picked up a second-place finish in his first cross country race at Notre Dame, recording a 24:58 at the National Catholic Championship ... finished 44th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 24:32 ... posted a 24:25 at the Pre-NCAA meet, good for 47th ... earned all-BIG EAST honors by running the circuit in 25:00 at the BIG EAST Championship to finish 14th ... placed 20th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:01 ... placed 134th at the NCAA Championship, posting a 31:26 ... ran the 1,600 in his first Irish track meet, placing fourth with a 4:18.12 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... placed 12th in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... posted a 8:31.47 in the Ryan Shay 3,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 25th.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four- year letterwinner in cross country and track and St. John's Jesuit (Ohio) ... won the 1,600 at the Midwest West Meet of Champions ... finished 12th in the 1,600 at the Nike Outdoor Nationals ... conference champion in cross country and track as a junior and senior ... regional track champion as a senior ... named all-conference in cross country and track for all four years of high school ... named to the all-city cross country team four times and all-city track team twice ... named cross country all-state as a sophomore and junior ... set school records as part of the 4x800, distance medley relay and 4x400 relay teams ... also set freshman records in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 ... from the same area as former Irish baseball player Tom Kraus and attended the same high school as former basketball player Zach Hillesland and current Irish thrower Andrew Hills ... member of the National Honor Society ... son of Jerry and Ruth Miller ... one of eight children ... family members Rick Anderson (`78), Gerry Anderson (`80) and Laura Miller (`08) graduated from Notre Dame ... born in Toledo, Ohio ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology and earned a supplementary major in computer applications.

Joe Miller
Joe  Miller


Bowling Green, OH

High School:
St. John's Jesuit

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