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2016-17 Track and Field Roster

Alex Groesch

Sprints


Class Senior
Hometown St. Louis, MO
Bio

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • 2016 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 400-meter dash, outdoor 4×400-meter relay).
  • 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2015 Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 4×400-meter relay).
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 4×400-meter relay).
  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team.

AS A SENIOR:

  • Was a member of the Irish’s top 4x400m relay team during the indoor season.

AS A JUNIOR: 

  • Placed second in the 200m (21.91) and first in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:13.41).
  • Placed sixth in the 400m (48.46) and fourth in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (3:13.64).
  • Helped the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Dunn, O’Connell) to a runner-up finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3:14.14). 

AS A SOPHOMORE:  

  • Helped the Irish indoor 4×400-meter relay team (Eric Ways, Harvey Smith, Chris Giesting) to a third place finish at the conference meet (3:11.06).
  • Helped the Irish 4×400 squad to the title at the Stanford Invitational (3:08.61).
  • Helped the 4×400 team to a second place finish (3:07.50) and the 4×100 squad to fourth place (41.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (both with Ways, Smith and Giesting).
  • Combined with Ways, Smith and Giesting for a school record performance in the 4×400 at the NCAA East Preliminaries (3:05.70).

AS A FRESHMAN: 

  • Began the season with a fourth place finish in the 200m dash (22.11), a fifth place finish in the 400m dash (48.65) and a first place finish as a member of the 4×400 relay team (3:12.47) at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

PREP AND PERSONAL: 

  • Graduated from Saint Louis University High School in the spring of 2013.
  • Lettered in both cross country and track & field all four years of high school.
  • Earned all-state honors after finishing in second place in the 400m as a senior.
  • Won all-state honors after placing fourth in the 400m as a junior.
  • Second chair cellist in the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra.
  • Was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • Was in the Missouri All State Orchestra from 2011 to 2013 and in the National High School Honors Orchestra.
  • Full name is Alexander James Aebel Groesch.
  • Born in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Son of Scott Groesch and Kathy Aebel-Groesch.
  • Has one younger brother and one younger sister.
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.

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