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.
2012 Cross Country Season: Competed in the first cross country meets of the season ... opened year with a 12th place finish out of 36 runners at the 6K Crusader Invitational (20:09.8) ... finished third out of 77 runners in the five-mile JV race at the National Catholic Championship (26:11.9) ... took 57th out of 127 runners in the five-mile gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (26:07).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Saint Joseph's High School in the spring of 2012 ... lettered in cross country and track all four years ... high school teammate with current Irish runner Mike Bradley ... ran a 15:56 in the 5K, a 9:34 in the two-mile and a 4:24 in the mile ... father, James, graduated Notre Dame in '88 and '93 ... mother, Amy, graduated Notre Dame in '88 ... brother, James ('12) attended Notre Dame ... full name is Joshua Michael O'Brien ... born in South Bend, Ind. to James and Amy O'Brien ... has one older brother and two younger sisters ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.