Friday's races get underway at 11 a.m. (ET) with the women's 6K competition.
Jeremy Rae finished 14th in a field of 316 competitors.
Twenty-one men's teams and 16 women's squads in the field are ranked nationally.
The runner-up finish for the women was the best since 2003.
Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.
National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday September 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
The 28th-ranked Notre Dame Men's Cross Country team finished in 16th position in the 2009 Notre Dame Invitational
AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR (CROSS COUNTRY ONLY): Ran in three meets during final cross country season before injuries cut the year short ... opened year with a fifth place showing out of 276 runners at the five mile National Catholic Championship (24:34.6) ... ran in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational before closing out season with a 106th place finish out of 316 runners at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational (24:17) ... earned a monogram.
AS A SENIOR: Did not run during the cross country season ... won a national championship with the distance medley relay team (9:35.48) at the NCAA Indoor National Championships ... ran opening leg (1,200m) in 2:57.46 ... ran with Chris Giesting, Randall Babb and Jeremy Rae ... was school's first indoor relay title ... represented the Irish in twelve track & field meets ... racked up a second-place finish in the 1,500m run (3:45.86) and in the 4x800m (7:28.57) at the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships, earning two all-BIG EAST scrolls ... finished second in the 1,500m (3:51.97) and first in the 4x800m relay (7:25.88) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, earning two more all-conference citations ... competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m, finishing in a time of 3:47.36 ... also teamed with Giesting, Babb and Rae to win the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational and break the school mark (9:29.72) ... earned a track and field monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in three cross country meets, earning all-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships after finishing seventh in 26:10.3 ... competed in 11 meets during the track and field season ... participated in both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships ... finished 13th in the 1,500m finals at the outdoor championships ... helped 4,000m distance medley team place fourth at the indoor championships, earning All-America honors and setting a new Notre Dame record in the event (9:30.16) ... finished seventh in the 1,500m at the NCAA East Regionals to qualify for the national championships ... earned All-BIG EAST accolades in the 1,500m and 4x800m relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished second in the 1,500m (3:46.97) ... helped 4x800m relay team win title (7:24.91) ... won a pair of BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 1,000m (2:26.94) and 4x800m relay (7:25.31) ... helped 4x1,600m relay team place second at the outdoor Drake Relays (16:38.99) ... earned a monogram in both sports.
AS A SOPHOMORE: First in the 1,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, finishing in 2:24.69 ... 800 champion at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in 1:53.11 ... started indoor season at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... ran the 3,000 in 8:34.26 ... anchored the 4x400 relay at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished in 3:28.47 ... finished the 800 in 1:53.83 at the same meet for a fourth-place showing ... anchored the champion distance medley relay at the Indiana Relays ... set a personal best at the Meyo Invitational in the 1,600 (4:07.65) ... ran the 1,000 at the same meet and stopped the clock in 2:22.76 ... finished second overall in the 4x800m relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... ran the distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished in 9:40.30 ... third in the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational in a 3:47.54 ... finished the 1,500 in 3:46.77 for a personal best and fourth-place finish at the Mount SAC Relays ... recorded a second-place finish in the 4x1,600 (16:25.57) at the Drake Relays ... ran the 1,500 in 3:52.36 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... took second in the 1,500 at the Cardinal Classic in 3:48.55 ... competed in the 1,500 at the NCAA Regionals ... finished in 3:59.19 ... earned a cross country monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started the season at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a first-place finish in the 800 in 1:55.82 ... set a personal best in the 800 at the Indiana Invitational with a 1:52.85 ... ran in the preliminaries of the 800 at the BIG EAST indoor meet ... won the 1,500 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational to start the outdoor season ... finished fifth at the Ole Miss Invite in the 800.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Letter winner all four years in cross country and track and field at Troy (Calif.) ... captain of cross country and track teams during his junior and senior campaigns ... honored as MVP in both cross country and track during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... eight-time all-conference selection ... eight-time all-city selection ... set the school record in the 1,600 (4:14) ... Orange County Freeway League Athlete of the Year ... born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in Finance ... enrolled in graduate studies.