Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
The Notre Dame Cross Country Team competes against other Catholic colleges on September 19 at the Warren Golf Course.
AS A SENIOR: Won the season-opening Crusader Open cross country race in 19:34.50 ... placed first in the 5,000m run at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in 15:09.99 ... posted best mile time of season at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:16.33) ... ran the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships ... finished 14th overall in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR: Ran the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 14:44.97 ... ran the 3,000 in 8:54.73 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... did not compete the rest of the season due to injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Distance and cross country runner who picked up his first career cross country win at the National Catholic Championship in 24:54 ... finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational after posting a 24:32 ... finished 10th at the Pre-NCAA meet, taking 24:55 to complete to the circuit ... finished seventh at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships in 25:07 ... placed seventh at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, helping the Irish move on to the NCAA Championships ... ran the NCAA Championships in 32:23, finishing 18th while helping the Irish finish 19th in the nation ... ran distance events during the track season ... finished fourth in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 14:33.72 ... won the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 8:37.10 ... ran the 1,600 (4:14.76) to finish eighth at the Notre Dame Invitational ... top finisher for the Irish in the Ryan Shay 3,000 at the Meyo Invitational in 8:25.55, good for 21st ... finished 13th in the 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... ran the 3,000 in 8:15.02 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran the 1,500 at the Hillsdale Relays and placed third ... finished seventh in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... concluded his season by finishing 13th in the 5,000 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in four cross country meets for the Irish ... finished third in his collegiate debut in 24:53 at the National Catholic Championship ... ran the Notre Dame Invitational in 24:36 to finish 34th ... finished 240th in 26:00 at the Pre-National meet ... ran the BIG EAST Championship course in 25:18 to finish 51st ... opened the indoor track season with a seventh-place finish in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, clocking in at 4:21.19 ... ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8:32.71 to finish fourth ... finished 16th in the 5,000 at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 15:03.28 ... ran the 3,000 steeplechase during the outdoor season ... finished 15th at the Stanford Invitational in 9:29.70 ... clocked in at 9:54.94 to finish eighth at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned 11 letters in three different sports (cross country - 3, indoor track - 4, outdoor track - 4) at Unionville (Pa.) ... three-time cross country and outdoor track and field champion ... earned all-conference and all-state honors in cross country (2006), indoor track (2006, 2007) and outdoor track (2006, 2007) ... school record holder in the 1,600 and 3,200 ... member of record-holding teams in the 4x800 relay and the distance medley relay at Unionville ... named an indoor All-American in the 5,000 and an outdoor All-American in the 3,200 ... born June 12, 1988, in Lake Forest, Ill. ... son of Joan and Kent Springer ... has two younger siblings ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business ... majored in marketing.