October 2, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both ran well at the 43rd annual adidas/Notre Dame Invitational as the men finished second and the women placed fifth. The men finished with 90 points, far behind first-place North Carolina State’s 41 points. Notre Dame sophomore Ryan Shay ran another excellent race and finished second overall with a time of 23:21, his third top-two finish this season. In the women’s field, North Carolina State dominated as they finished with 50 points. Baylor, Bowling Green, and Clemson also placed ahead of Notre Dame as the Irish finished with 181 points. Junior JoAnna Deter sprinted to a first-place finish in the women’s division with a time of 16:50 as she became the first woman ever to win two adidas/Notre Dame Invitational individual championships.
On the men’s side, three Irish runners placed in the top twenty. Senior Antonio Arce finished second for the Irish and 13th overall with a time of 23:45. Rounding out the top twenty, freshman Luke Watson ran to a 19th place finish and a time of 23:53. Senior Tim Engelhardt placed fifth for the Irish and 34th overall as he ran to a time of 24:14. In the gold division, Notre Dame juniors Sean McManus and John Dudley placed sixth and seventh respectively with times of 24:41 and 24:46.
On the women’s side, Notre Dame placed three runners in the top 35. Junior Patti Rice turned in a top 25 finish as she finished 22nd with a time of 17:37. Alison Klemmer placed 33rd with a time of 17:55, and sophomore Erin Olson came home in 62nd place with a time of 18:18. Sophomore Bridget O’Brien was the fifth Irish runner to cross the finish line as she ran to a time of 18:24 66th-place finish overall.