Cross Country


  Marc Striowski
Marc Striowski
Player Profile

Toronto, Ontario

High School:
St. Michael's



AS A SENIOR: Continued as one of Notre Dame's most reliable distance runners during his senior season ... also renewed his role as one of the top four runners on the cross country team ... began the 2001 cross country slate with a third-place finish at the Valparaiso Invitational ... helped Notre Dame dominate the National Catholic meet, finishing third to secure the team title ... stayed in the top five for the Notre Dame Invitational, aiding the team victory once again ... ran extremely well at the Pre-National meet in Furman, S.C., taking 12th place ... earned all-BIG EAST honors with a ninth-place finish in the conference meet, once again playing a key role in the Irish team victory ... took 10th place in the NCAA Great Lake Regional ... helped Notre Dame finish sixth at the NCAA Championship, finishing 58th ... began track and field competition in the dual meet vs. Michigan State, finishing 10th in the 3,000 meters ... did not compete again during the indoor season and outdoor season.

AS A JUNIOR: One of Notre Dame's top distance runners, both during the cross country and track and field seasons ... posted six consecutive top-10 finishes during the cross country season ... played an important role in the team's ninth-place finish at the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championship, finishing in 42nd place (31:10.5) ... began the cross country season with a runner-up finish (to teammate Luke Watson) at the Valparaiso Invitational ... earned second-consecutive second-place finish (once again to Watson) at the National Catholic, helping the Irish win the team title ... came across the finish line in ninth place at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:24) against one of the top non-championship fields in the nation ... placed 10th in the Pre-National meet at Ames, Iowa, setting the course for his impressive NCAA Championship race ... finished right behind Watson once again at the BIG EAST Championship, taking eighth place (23:50) ... helped the Irish qualify for the NCAA Championship meet with an individual eighth-place finish (team finished third) at the Great Lakes Regional Championship ... began the indoor track and field season by running the mile vs. Ball State and Western Michigan (finished third in 4:18.50) ... moved to the 3,000 meters vs. Michigan State, taking sixth place ... competed in the 5,000 meters during the Meyo Invitational, finishing 12th in the highly competitive field and qualifying for the BIG EAST indoor Championships ... finished ninth in the 5,000 meters (14:48.26) at the 2001 BIG EAST Indoor track and field championships ... returned to outdoor competition late in the season for the 5,000 meters at the Boilermaker Open, finishing ninth with a 16:53.39 effort ... competed in the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 10,000 meters, taking 10th place in 30:53.00.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Consistently one of the top five runners on the BIG EAST championship cross country team in 1999 ... won his first collegiate cross country race, the Valparaiso Invitational, in 24:48.44 ... competed in six cross country events on the season, including the NCAA championship meet ... finished fourth on the team (11th) at the BIG EAST cross country championship, helping his teammates capture the team title for the second time in school history ... dramatically improved all his track times in the 2000 indoor and outdoor seasons ... ran the 3,000 and 5,000 meters in the indoor season ... ran a career-best 8:17.18 in the 3,000 at the Meyo Invitational ... took second in the 3,000 at the Indy Relays ... finished sixth in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST indoor championships (14:35.09) ... ran the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in the outdoor season ... shaved close to a minute off his career-best 10,000 time at the Stanford Invitational (29:53.49 versus 30:50.23) ... finished second at the Indy Relays in the 5,000 with a career-best time of 14:34.92.

AS A FRESHMAN: Solid contributor as a freshman in five cross country races in '98 ... placed 16th at his first meet, the Wolf & Kettle Invitational ... best finish of the season was a 15th at the National Catholic meet ... 36th at the BIG EAST championships ... long-distance runner who ran the 3,000 and 5,000 during the indoor season... best time in the 3,000 was 8:39.72 at the Wolverine Open ... ran the 5,000 in a time of 15:00.10 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... during the outdoor season, ran the 1,500-, 5,000- and the 10,000-meter races ... participated in the BIG EAST championships in the 10,000, finishing fourth with his season-best time of 30:50.23 ... also ran the 5,000 at the BIG EAST championships ... top 5,000 time of the season was 15:05.80 at the Purdue Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time all-provincial member as a senior ... finished second in the 3,000 meter race at the provincial track championships ... ran at the Canadian national cross country meet where he placed 12th as a junior ... won the regional title in 1998 in the 3,000 and 1,500 meters and the 3,000 meters in '96 ... four-time conference champ in track ... served as team captain for his last three years ... selected as athlete of the year at St. Michael's as a senior ... also participated in alpine skiing ... born May 16, 1980, in Toronto, Ontario ... enrolled in the College of Business Administration.

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