Rydberg and Rae paced the women and men, respectively.
Notre Dame battles 37 ranked teams in final tune-up before the BIG EAST Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in the first four meets of the cross country season ... finished 14th out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (16:30.4) ... also turned in an eighth place finish out of 77 runners in the 8K JV race at the National Catholic Championships (26:26.6) ... placed 81st out of 165 runners in the 8K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (26:43) ... closed year at the Wisconsin Invitational, running the 8K "B" race in 26:19.3 ... raced in one indoor and one outdoor competition ... finished seventh in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed only on the cross country circuit in his first season with the Irish, earning a pair of top-20 results ... opened the campaign with an eighth-place finish at the Crusader Open in a time of 20:12.08 ... crossed in 14th place in the "Open" division at the Notre Dame Invitational, posting a time of 26:48.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four- time letterwinner in cross country and track and field ... team captain during his senior season to both the cross country and track team ... all-conference honors during his junior and senior seasons of cross country and track ... all-city selection during his senior campaign in both cross country and track ... teammate, Jack Seeberg also attended Loyola Academy ... born in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Patti and John Smith ... has two sisters (Katie and Colleen) and one brother (John)...mother (`80),father (`79) and sister, Katie (`08) all graduated from Notre Dame. ... his father wrestled at Notre Dame ... sister, Katie was a member of the crew team ... sister, Colleen is on the lacrosse team at Princeton.