AS A FRESHMAN: Added depth to the Irish sprint corps … just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST indoor meet at his first competition in a Notre Dame uniform, running 22.70 over 200 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (22.69 to qualify) … did qualify for the league meet in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Opener, posting a time of 49.04 … took 14th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship with a time of 50.66 … showed his versatility by competing in all three sprints during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … in his outdoor campaign, posted a time of 11.33 in the 100 meters at the Notre Dame Opener … top 200-meter performance came at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, a time of 22.68 … best 400-meter effort was 50.46 seconds at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-year track and field standout at Montini Catholic High School … also earned letters in cross country (two), football (two), and basketball (one) … member of the Montini[apos]s Illinois Class A state champion 4×100- and 4×200-meter relays in 2005 … the 4×200 relay team set a state record with a time of 1:27.94 … was the state[apos]s runner-up in the 100 meters, finishing behind teammate Jeff Farnell … also earned all-state honors as a member of the 4×100- and 4×200-meter relays in 2004 … holds school records in four events, including the 400 meters … conference record holder in the 400 meters and 4×100-meter relay … six-time sectional and five-time conference champion … personal bests of 11.04 in the 100, 22.05 in the 200, and 49.9 in the 400 … teammate of current Irish freshman sprinter Jeff Farnell … seven-time academic all-conference honoree … oldest of three children … born March 31, 1987 in La Grange, Ill. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
|Career Track Bests|
|60m||7.42||2006 Notre Dame Invitational|
|200m||22.70||2006 Blue & Gold Invitational|
|400m||49.04||2006 Notre Dame Opener|
|100m||11.33||2006 Notre Dame Spring Opener|
|200m||22.68||2006 Miami (Ohio) Invitational|
|400m||50.46||2006 Hillsdale Gina Relays|