Cross Country


AS A JUNIOR: Ran in five of Notre Dame's cross country meets ... helped team attain a No. 6 ranking in the final national FinishLynx poll ... top Irish finisher at the Valparaiso Invitational, taking third on the 6,000-meter course in 22:51 ... placed eighth at the 5,000-meter National Catholic Championship (18:34) and two weeks later took 112th (18:30) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... competed for the varsity women in both the NCAA Pre-National meet and the BIG EAST Championship, helping the Irish team to a runner-up finish at the latter event ... again proved a versatile distance athlete during the 2005 track and field season ... ran the mile and 3,000 meters in the indoor season, posting a season best in the mile at the Notre Dame Opener (5:10.21) ... ran a career best 9:58.47 time in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... scored team points at the BIG EAST indoor meet with an eighth-place finish in the 3,000 meters (10:02.30) ... competed well amidst a strong section of athletes in the outdoor 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... ran 17:23.75 to finish 29th and set a career best ... finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, running 4:45.51 ... also took fifth at the Central Collegiate Championships with a 4:51.53 performance in the 1,500 meters ... ran the 5,000 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet and finished 13th in 17:55.29.

AS A SOPHOMORE: One of Notre Dame's top eight cross country harriers for the 2003 season ... started the season strong with a fourth-place finish at the Valparaiso Invitational and third-place effort at the National Catholic ... helped Notre Dame claim the ND Invitational title with a 55th-place effort ... ran in the Pre-National open race, finishing 59th ... competed for the Irish at the 2003 BIG EAST Championship and helped the team win the title, but did not place in the race ... competed in several different distances during the 2004 indoor track and field season ... appeared in the 800, 1,000 and 3,000 meters along with the mile ... won the 1,000 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational and finished third in that event at the Windsor Team Challenge ... focused on the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season, finishing second at the Purdue Invitational and Indy Relays ... also finished eighth in the 800 meters at the Purdue Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Developed well at the end of the 2003 track and field season, showing the ability to be a consistent performer for the Irish ... competed in three cross country meets during her rookie season in 2002 ... began with a second-place finish in the National Catholic JV race ... ended up 89th in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race ... also ran at the Bronco Open, finishing 26th overall ... concentrated on middle distance during the indoor season ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 1,000 meters, ending up 14th in the preliminaries ... ran a season-best 2:55.56 in the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational to finish fifth ... competed in two 1,500-meter races during the outdoor campaign, finishing sixth at the Tom Botts Invitational and third at the Boilermaker Open.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Mich. ... two-time state champion and four-time regional, city and league titlist in track and field (800 and 1,600 meters) ... qualified for state meet in three events during all four of her prep seasons ... was undefeated at 1,600 meters during her entire high school career with the exception of the state meet in her first two years ... set school records in 800 and 1,600-meter runs, breaking a 16-year-old school mark in the former event, and establishing a new stadium record in the latter event ... served as team captain in 2002 for high school track team that never lost a dual meet from 1999-2002 ... also a four-time all-city and all-league selection in cross country, winning city and league titles as a junior and senior ... also won regional title and was named to all-state team in 2002 ... a four-time state meet qualifier in cross country ... set school cross country records on seven different courses ... member of National Honor Society ... class salutatorian ... comes from an athletic family ... sister, Shannon, competed for the cross country and track teams at Central Michigan University ... father, Dan, was a member of the baseball and swimming teams at Central Michigan ... great-uncle, Bob Maurer, played football at the University of Michigan ... uncle, Dr. James Corran, is a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame ... middle of three children ... born May 31, 1984 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... two-year member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team (2002-03, 2004-05) ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major ... had a perfect 2004-05 academic year in the classroom, posting consecutive 4.0 semester GPAs and earning Dean's List honors on both occasions.

Elizabeth Webster
Elizabeth  Webster


Dearborn, MI

High School:
Divine Child



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