Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
AS A SENIOR: Finished second in lone cross country meet of year, the Crusader Open ... recorded season best in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:36.21 at the Gina Relays ... finished third overall in the steeplechase at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... placed third in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the 3,000m at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open and finished third overall with a time of 8:50.90 ... earned a monogram in track and field.
AS A JUNIOR: Started the season in the 5,000 with a personal best of 15:31.55 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... produced another personal best at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, this time in the 1,600 (4:34.75) ... ran the steeplechase at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in 9:54.76 ... finished in 9:37.59 in the steeplechase at the Border Battle ... a steeplechase personal-best came at the Gina Relays in 9:23.64 ... concluded the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and ran the steeplechase in 9:43.07.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete.
AS A FRESHMAN: Raced in both the Valparaiso Invitational and the National Catholic Invitational ... finished 20th (21:01) and helped team to a first-place finish at the Valparaiso Invitational ... also helped team earn first place at the National Catholic, while placing fifth individually in 27:04.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Trinity (Ky.) ... earned all-conference and all-city honors for four consecutive years in both track and field and cross country ... earned all-state honors in both sports his junior and senior seasons ... named cross country team's MVP as a senior ... led cross country team to its first state championship in nine years ... member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club ... born April 8, 1989, in Louisville, Ky. ... son of Sarah and Robert Noel ... has one younger sibling, Alexander ... cousin, Phil Whelan, attended Notre Dame and ran for the Irish ... graduated from the College of Engineering as a mechanical engineering major.