Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR STUDENT:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... finished fifth out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:05.8) ... finished fifth out of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (24:33.9), a performance that earned him ACC Performer of the Week ... placed 45th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 8K (23:58) ... took 11th out of 129 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (24:21.8), earning All-ACC honors ... earned All-Region honors after placing fifth out of 207 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (30:22) ... finished 84th out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 10K (31:11.1) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in four meets during the indoor track & field season ... was an integral part of the Irish's ACC indoor champion distance medley relay team ... capped an excellent indoor season with a ninth place finish among 10 runners at the NCAA Indoor Championships one mile run (4:05.07).
AS A SENIOR:Had promising cross country season cut short due to an injury suffered at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional that forced him to drop out of 10K race ... didn't run with team at the 10K NCAA Championship race ... named all-BIG EAST after finishing third out of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship race (24:39) in helping the Irish to a third place showing out of 14 teams ... competed in three regular season meets ... opened year by winning the five mile National Catholic Championship (276 runners) in 24:16.0 ... named BIG EAST Runner of the Week after winning the home meet ... took sixth out of 163 runners in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (23:46) ... closed out regular season with a 14thplace showing out of 316 runners at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational (23:40) ... earned BIG EAST Runner of the Week honors for second time this season after performance in Wisconsin ... cross country team co-captain with J.P. Malette ... earned a cross country monogram ... missed the indoor season with an injury ... competed in eight meets for the Irish during the outdoor track & field season ... earned first team All-America honors in the 1,500m after placing fifth (3:51.07) ... qualified for the NCAAs after claiming first in the 1,500m run with a personal best (3:39.92) at the NCAA East Preliminaries ... took first in the 1,500m (3:47.76) and first with the 4x800m relay (7:34.19) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships to earn two all-BIG EAST scrolls ... placed first with the 4x1,600m team (16:42.89) at the Drake Relays and also helped the 4x800m team to a fourth place finish (7:30.90) ... finished fourth in the 1,500m (3:41.45) at the elite Mt. SAC Relays ... ran the 800m at the Louisville Border Battle and placed second with a time of 1:50.36) ... participated in first track meet of the season at the Stanford Invitational, claiming ninth in the 5,000m (13:59.32) ... during the summer qualified for the World University Games for Canada in the 1,500m ... placed second and brought home a silver medal for his country by finishing in 3:39.45 ... participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Continued stellar career as a junior, earning all-conference and all-region accolades while competing in five meets during the cross country season ... earned all-BIG EAST honors after finishing 12th out of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (23:55.4) ... turned in solid performance at the Great Lakes Regional meet, finishing 17th out of 211 runners on the 10K course (30:41.3) ... finished first on the team at the NCAA National Championships, placing 105th out of 255 runners on the 10K course (30:49.7) ... opened year at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing the finish line 73rd out of 205 runners in the 8K blue race (25:11) ... placed 76th out of 270 runners at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational (24:41.0) in the last tune-up before the conference meet ... won a cross country monogram ... was one of the Irish's top performers, racking up seven first-place finishes on the year ... won a national championship with the distance medley relay team (9:35.48) at the NCAA Indoor National Championships ... ran anchor leg (mile) in 4:00.67 ... ran with Johnathan Shawel, Chris Giesting and Randall Babb ... was school's first indoor relay title ... won two titles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m run (3:50.64) and in the 4x800m relay (7:25.97) ... competed in the 1,500m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... in a field of 48 participants Rae finished third in the 1,500m run (3:47.85) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... earned two all-BIG EAST scrolls at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the mile (4:05.48) with a first-place finish and a second-place showing with his 4x800m relay teammates (7:28.57) ... also teamed with Shawel, Babb and Giesting to win the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational and break the school mark (9:29.72) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in six cross country meets during the season ... placed eighth at the National Catholic Championships (25:00) ... finished 16th in the Great Lakes Regional 10K event (30.42:01) ... also competed at the NCAA Championships ... participated in 13 meets during the track & field season, earning All-American status in the 4,000m distance medley relay and winning four BIG EAST titles ... finished ninth in the 1,500m at the NCAA Championships (3:45.53), missing All- America honors by one place ... finished third at the NCAA East Regionals (3:46.75) to qualify for nationals ... won a pair of BIG EAST Outdoor titles, winning the 1,500m in 3:46.38 and helping the 4x800m relay team to victory in 7:24.91 ... ran a leg on the 4,000m distance medley relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (9:30.16, ND record), earning All-America honors ... won two more BIG EAST titles at the indoor championships, claiming the mile title (4:08.01) and the 4x800m relay (7:25.31) ... ran a leg of the 4x1,600m relay team that placed second at the outdoor Drake Relays (16:38.99) ... placed second at the outdoor Mt. SAC Relays in the 1,500m (3:41.11) ... won the 800m run at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (1:50.45) ... claimed second at the outdoor Stanford Invitational in the 1,500m (3:44.09) ... won the mile at the indoor Meyo Invitational (3:59.62) ... claimed victory in the 800m run at the indoor Indiana University Relays (1:49.15) ... opened season with victory in the 1,000m run at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational (2:22.53) ... earned a monogram in both sports.
AS A FRESHMAN:First-place finish and personal best in the 800m at the Border Battle ... finished in 1:51 ... started the season at the Blue and Gold Invitational in the 1,000m (2:28.36) ... placed second overall in the 800m ... finished 1:53.46 in the 800m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... Ran the 1,600m at the Notre Dame Invitational in 4:11.16 ... 4:08.02 in the 1,600m at the Meyo Invitational ... competed in the 1,600m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships and finished in 4:12.98 ... ran the 1,500m in 3:47.85 at the Stanford Invitational ... second-place overall finish in the 1,500m (3:45.73) at the Mount SAC Relays ... placed second in the 4x1,600m relay (16:25.57) at the Drake Relays ... ran the 1,500m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in 3:57.79 ... raced at the NCAA Regionals in the 1,500m (3:51.89).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Cross country and track standout at Lakeshore Catholic (Ontario, Canada) ... four-year track team captain ... conference and regional champion as a junior and senior ... state champion during senior year ... earned all-conference, all-city, all-state and all-Canadian honors as a senior ... set the Penn Relays high school 1,600m record (4:08) ... holds six different city records ... Canadian junior indoor 1,000m record holder (2:25.7) ... represented Canada at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Games in Trinidad ... national high school indoor 1,600m champion ... Canadian junior 1,500m champion ... OFSAA 1,500m champion ... born in Port Colborne, Ontario ... son of Wayne and Tereza Rae ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in political science.