Men's Cross Country won the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame Golf Course on September 17th.
AS A JUNIOR: Ran middle distance for the Irish, competing in the 600m and 800m run ... posted best time of the season in the 600m at the Indiana University Relays, placing second with a time of 1:22.88 ... ran fastest 800m race at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 1:52.71, good for 25th overall ... fastest outdoor 800m time came at the Gina Relays with his ninth-place finish in a time of 1:56.90 ... also opened season at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open as part of the 4X400m relay team that placed fourth overall with a time of 3:25.00 ... ran the lead leg of the victorious 4X800m team at the Indiana University Relays, winning the race with a time of 7:32.81.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the 1,600 in 4:26.43 for fourth place at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... went 3:28.86 in the 1,600 relay at the same meet ... ran the 800 in 1:54.81 for fifth place at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... part of the 1,600 relay that finished seventh in 3:32.97 at the meet ... ran the 500 in 1:06.49 for a fifth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished the 800 (1:55.49) for fourth at the Indiana Relays ... finished 32nd in the 800 (1:53.56) at the Meyo Invitational and finished 20th in 1:06.12 in the 500 ... ran the 800 in 1:54.60 for 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... finished the 800 in 1:52.83 for 29th place at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran the 800 in 1:57.67 for 14th place at the Mike Poehlein Invitational while teaming with the 1,600 relay which finished in 3:23.31 for seventh ... ran the 800 in 2:03.97 and finished 25th at the Dave Rankin Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ran the 1,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 2:31.99 to finish seventh ... finished seventh in the 800 in 1:57.03 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... closed out the season at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 4:27.72 in the 1,600.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Ten- time letterwinner in cross country, track and field and soccer at Shenendehowa (N.Y.) ... member of the national champion 4x400 relay team as a junior ... set school records in the outdoor 800 (1:53.06), indoor SMR (3:31.06) and outdoor DMR (10:07.6) ... missed the 4x400 relay national indoor record by 0.14 seconds ... seven-time conference and regional champion ... won the 800 state title in a photo finish by 0.07 seconds ... named all conference and all-city on seven occasions ... earned three all-state honors ... member of the National Honor Society ... German Club president ... son of Joseph and Catherine Suriano ... born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... has one younger sister ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in environmental sciences.