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.
National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday September 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Women's Blue Division placed 5th in the Notre Dame Invitational, while the Men's Blue placed 11th on September 30th.
The Women's Cross Country team finished 18th at the Notre Dame Invitational on October 1st.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... best finish came at the National Catholic Invitational ... placed 13th out of 105 runners in the 5K JV race (19:01.3) ... also ran in the season-opening Crusader Invitational 5K race and the 5K JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... posted a 1,000 meter indoor time of 3:03.06 to take ninth at the Notre Dame Invitational ... claimed third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:50.61) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed sixth out of 46 runners at the season-opening Crusader Invitational in 18:52.44 ... also finished 29th out of 69 runners in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational in 19:50 ... competed in five meets during the track & field season ... finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the outdoor Dave Rankin Invitational ... also saw action in the mile and 3,000m run during indoor season and the 1,500m during outdoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letter winner in cross country and track & field ... all-state academic all four years in cross country ... eighth in the 3,200m at the Chandler Invitational ... third in the 1,500m at the Oregon Relays ... state champion in the 4x800m relay ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Timothy and Maureen Russ ... has one younger sister, Katie ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and is majoring in civil engineering.