UND Roster

2012-13 Cross Country Roster

Gena Bleyer


Height 5'7''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Chesterfield, MO
High School St. Joseph's Academy

AS A SENIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season … saw action in two meets during the season, running the mile at the season-opening Blue & Gold Invitational and the 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR: Opened her 2010-11 campaign with a third place finish in the mile at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 5:22.85…took home an 11th place finish in the 1,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational after finishing the race in 3:05.74…competed in the 1,500m run at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational finishing in a time of 5:01.25… clocked a personal best 4:54.16 in the 1,500m run for 11th place at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational…closed out the season with an appearance at the Gina Relays in the 1,500m run and clocking a time of 4:56.02 for 23rd place in the event.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three events for the Irish track team … started the campaign at Notre Dame Indoor Opener, racing to a 13th-place finish in the 800 in 2:32.88 … finished seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 1,000 after clocking a 3:13.69 … concluded season in the 1,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 10th in her heat and 40th overall after recording a 3:10.47.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the season with a third-place finish in the 1,000 (3:03.70) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished 10th in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 5:16.30 … finished 14th in the 1,600 (5:18.12) at the Notre Dame Invitational … ran the 800 in 2:21.59 at the Indiana Relays …ran two events at the Meyo Invitational, finishing in 2:27.70 in the 800 and 3:02.89 in the 1,000.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered three times in cross country at St. Joseph[apos]s Academy (Mo.) … three-time cross country team MVP … three-time cross country all-state honoree … earned two letters in track and field … track and field MVP her junior and senior years … all-state in track and field as a junior and senior … member of National Honor Society … daughter of Frank (`87) and Susan Bleyer … father played football at Notre Dame … has two sisters, Mady and Marge … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.


800m (Indiana Relays) 2:21.59
1,000m (Meyo Invitational) 3:02.89
Mile (Notre Dame Invitational) 5:18.12


1,500m (Dave Rankin Invitational) 4:54.16