UND Roster

2015-16 Cross Country Roster

Emily Frydrych

Middle Distance

Class Senior
Hometown Wilmington, DE
High School St. Mark's


  • 2015 Cross Country Captain
  • 2012 & 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star

AS A SENIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season … named team captain … started off the season with a fifth-place finish at the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:46.64) … shaved 47.74 seconds off her NCC 5K time at the Notre Dame Invitational (both at Burke Golf Course), finishing 35th of 165 runners (16:58.9) … finished 24th of 140 runners at the ACC Championships 6K (20:58.5) … was 37th of 219 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:59) … competed at the NCAA Championships 6K, finishing 122nd of 253 (23:23.1) … earned a cross country monogram … began the track season by placing sixth in the 3,000 meter run at the Notre Dame Invitational (9:49.38) … placed 10th in the mile during the Razorback Invitational (4:56.19) … finished 19th in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (9:44.88) … finished 10th in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (4:50.43) … ran a 17:02.97 in the 5,000 meters to earn 15th place at the ACC Indoor Championships … also placed 10th with the distance medley relay group (11:37.91) … placed 21st in the 5,000 meter run at the Stanford Invitational (17:37.85) … finished in 15th place in the 1,500 meter run at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (4:39.68) … took 12th place in the 1,500 meter championship at the Gina Relays (4:33.26)… placed 36th in the 1,500 meter run at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (4:44.13) … earned a track monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in all seven meets during the cross country season … finished second out of 33 runners in the Crusader Invitational 5K (18:09.7) … finished third out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:34.4) … placed 47th out of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:56.0) … placed 126th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:16) … took 52nd place out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:54.7) … took 62nd place out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (21:49) … finished 231st out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (23:17.9) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in five meets during the indoor track & field season … placed sixth of 13 runners at the New Mexico Invitational 800m run (2:17.93) … competed in two events at the Meyo Invitational: finished 45th of 60 runners in the 800m (2:17.33) while also placing 16th of 35 runners in the 1000m run (2:55.72) … competed in just one meet during the outdoor track & field season … placed 13th of 15 runners in the Border Battle 800m run (2:24.84).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 13 meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor track & field season… participated in the 800m, 1,000m, 1,500m and the mile … placed third in the 1,000m (2:57.02) at the Blue & Gold Invitational … finished third in the 1,500m (4:32.46) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic … finished second and ran a season best in the 800m (2:11.35) at the Polytan Invitational … placed second in the 1,500m (4:33.50) at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet … a member of the 4x400m team that placed fifth (4:03.61) at the Louisville Border Battle … finished fifth in the 800m (2:16.71) at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational … earned a track & field monogram … ran in three meets during the cross country season … opened campaign by winning the 5K JV race out of 104 runners at the National Catholic Championship (18:04.7) … followed that performance up with a 12thplace finish out of 116 runners at the 5K Notre Dame Invitational (18:02) … closed year by taking 22ndout of 107 runners in the 6K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational (21:38) … earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in three cross country meets during the fall season … opened the year at the 5K Crusader Invitational by finishing sixth out of 81 runners (18:38.1) … followed up with an 11th-place finish out of 105 runners in the 5K race at the National Catholic Championships (17:48) … also ran in the 6K “B” race at the Wisconsin Invitational … competed in 13 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season … gathered in five first-place finishes and 10 top-five finishes … helped the Fighting Irish score four points in the 1,000m run during the BIG EAST Indoor Championships finishing fifth (2:49.21) … ran career best times in the mile (4:53.95) and the 1,000m (2:48.94) at the Meyo Invitational … added a personal best in the 1,500m (4:26.67) at the Polytan Invitational finishing sixth in a field of 29 … concluded, the season by running a season high in the 800m dash (2:09.02) during BIG EAST Outdoor Championship … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Emily Sproson Frydrych graduated from St. Mark’s High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered all four years in cross country and indoor & outdoor track & field … won state championships on the track in the 800 and 1,600-meter runs and ran a leg of the 4x800m-meter relay as a senior … holds school records in the 1,600 meters (4:53.47), 800 meters (2:14.41), 3,200 meters (10:53.6) and the 5K in cross country (18:27) … earned numerous all-county and all-state citations throughout career … named team captain as a senior in all three sports, and as a junior in out- door track & field … selected as secretary for school’s National Honors Society … born to Dan and Wendy Frydrych in Newark, Del. … has an older sister, Sarah, who ran cross country and track & field at St. Francis (Pa.) University … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in psychology with minors in education, schooling and society and poverty studies.