Molly Seidel's 19th-place finish good for first Irish All-American honors since 2009
Notre Dame women, Michael Clevenger, look to continue upward trajectory at nation's biggest meet
Molly Seidel, Michael Clevenger earn individual national bids
Molly Seidel (5th), Danielle Aragon (19th) and Michael Clevenger (21st) nab All-ACC honors.
Timothy Ball (44th) and Molly Seidel (28th) led Irish finishers among a packed ranked field.
The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.
The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.
- ACC Performer of the Week, Sept. 10, 2013
- BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2013
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... finished seventh of 93 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:56.96) ... finished 90th of 140 runners at the ACC Championships 6K (22:08.6) ... competed at the NCAA Championships 6K … started the track season with a second-place finish in the 3,000 meter at the Simmons- Harvey Invitational (9:50.82) ... placed seventh in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:57.98) ... finished 14th in the 3,000 meters (9:43.18) at the Razorback Invitational ... placed 22nd in the Meyo Mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:54.35) ... came in 17th in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (4:57.40) ... earned a 13th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the ACC Indoor Championships (9:33.29) ... placed 15th at the Stanford Invitational in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:25.13) ... snagged a sixth-place finish in the steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge (10:20.32) ... finished 17th in the 1,500 meters at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (4:30.12) ... wrapped the season with a 21st-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships (11:13.23) … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... took first place out of 33 runners in the Crusader Invitational 5K (17:57.7), a performance that earned her ACC Performer of the Week ... placed 15thout of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (18:02.1) ... placed 79thout of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (18:20.2) ... placed 193rdout of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:51) ... placed 73rdout of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (22:11.7) ... competed in the NCAA Championship 6K ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in seven meets during the indoor track and field season ... one of only four female Irish athletes to compete at the New Mexico Team Invitational, placing 18th of 23 runners in the one-mile run (5:14.81) ... represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, finishing 15th of 29 runners in the one-mile run (4:51.88) ... competed in one meet during the outdoor track and field season ... participated in two events at the Stanford Invitational: placed 10th of 10 runners in section six of the 800m run (2:22.18) while also placing 16th of 18 runners in section six of the 1500m run (4:46.90).
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in the first four meets of the cross country season ... took third of 60 runners at the season-opening Crusader Invitational 5K (18:10.2) ... finished 22nd out of 266 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5K (18:19.6) ... placed 11th out of 116 runners in the 5K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (18:00) ... closed out season with a 28th-place showing out of 107 runners in the 6K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational (21:46) ... ran in 10 track and field meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... ran the 1500m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and finished with a season-best time of 4:35.10 ... helped the 4x800m relay team take first at the Indiana Relays ... finished second in the 1000m run at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Gibson City Melvin-Sibley High School (Melvin, III.) in the spring of 2012 ... eight-time letter-winner in volleyball and track ... ran a 4:50 mile time (2012) that ranked as the fourth-fastest time in Illinois state meet history ... was state champion in the 1600m run, 800m run (2011, 2012) and in the 4x400m relay (2012) ... named Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist and conference female athlete of the year in 2012 ... helped track team finish as 1A runner-up by setting seven school records senior year ... track team was conference champions (2010, 2011) and sectional champions (2011) ... finished second in the mile, fourth in the 800m run and third in the 4x400m relay at the state meet sophomore year ... named team MVP in volleyball three times ... earned second team all-conference in volleyball ... saw first action in cross county at Notre Dame, due to high school program being absent of the sport ... named valedictorian, foreign language student of the year, science student of the year, math student of the year , top community service student and a National Honor Society member ... participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club, Leadership Team, Art Club, Project Ignition and in church youth group ... father, Mike, played football at Milkin University ... full name is Sydni Hannah Meunier ... born in Palo Heights, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Science and is a Science-Business major.