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Junior Patrick Smyth was the number one runner for the Irish at the Notre Dame Invitational coming in second overall.
 
Junior Patrick Smyth was the number one runner for the Irish at the Notre Dame Invitational coming in second overall.

Oct. 3, 2007

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's cross country team moved up to the No. 7 spot on the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll released this week, their highest ranking on the season. This is also the highest ranking for the Irish since the 2005 season when the Irish were ranked fifth leading in to the NCAA Championship

Coming into the season the Irish sat in the 13th spot, moving up to 12th after their first-place finish at the National Catholic Championship held on Sept. 14. It was the team's title-winning performance at the Notre Dame Invitational over ninth-ranked North Caroline State, among other ranked teams, that catapulted Notre Dame into the top-ten ranking.

The men's team will not be in action this week, but will return to competition on Oct. 13 when they travel to Terre Haute, Ind., to compete in the Pre-National Meet held on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Results from the meet will be available on the official Notre Dame athletics web site (www.und.com) and the Notre Dame Sports Hotline (574) 631-3000.

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Men Break Into Top Ten With No. 7 National Ranking

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September 4
6:00 PM
at Crusader Open
Valparaiso, Ind. (Sunset Hill Farm County Park)
September 18
2:00 PM
vs National Catholic Championship
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 2
2:00 PM
vs Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 16
11:00 AM
at Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
at Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
TBA
vs ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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