AS A GRADUATE STUDENT: Concluded stellar Irish career with three BIG EAST titles … won the 800m at the outdoor championships and ran a leg of the indoor and outdoor 4x800m relay teams … also placed second in the 800m at the indoor championships … ran the 800m at the NCAA Division I Championship Prelims in 1:48.24 … recorded a time of 3:48.66 in the 1,500 and finished fourth overall at the Border Battle … won heat and finished second overall in 1:19.91 in the 600m at the Indiana University Relays … ran the 500m dash at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational … placed first overall in the 1,000m run at the Blue & Gold Invitational … finished fourth overall in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational … member of the third place 4,000m distance medley at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational … earned a monogram.
AS A SENIOR:All-American in the 800 (1:49.48) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … champion in the 800 at the Notre Dame Invitational and stopped the clock in 1:50.57… 600 (1:19.70) champion at the Indiana Relays … recorded indoor personal-best in the 800 (1:48.60) at the Meyo Invitational … earned first place in the open 800 (1:51.24) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … 800 champion at the Arizona State Invitational in 1:49.52, an outdoor personal-best … opened the season with a second-place finish in the 1,000, stopping the clock in 2:28.24 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … third leg of the second-place 4×400 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … finished second in the 4×400, clocking 3:16.46 at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed third in the 4×400 (3:16.82) at the Indiana Relays … raced the 500 in 1:04.12 at the Meyo Invitational … competed in the 500 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clocking 1:04.37, and the distance medley (9:40.30) … ran the 800 in 1:48.85 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … secured seventh place in the 800 (1:49.48) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … clocked 3:1
9.79 in the 4×400 relay at the Arizona State Invitational … went 1:50.94 in the 800 and 3:21.22 in the 4×400 at the Border Battle … finished second at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational in the 800 with a 1:50.64… ran the 800 with a 1:50.66 at the Mount SAC Relays … finished the 4×800 relay at the Drake Relays in 7:21.43 … finished third overall in the 800 with a 1:50.70 and second in the 4×800 relay anchor (7:27.63) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … ended the season racing in the 800 (1:48.87) at the NCAA Regionals.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season with a fifth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 800 with a 1:50.19 in the preliminaries and 1:51.83 in the finals … had a second-place finish in the 800 with a 1:50.03 at the Ole Miss Invitational … competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships where he finished fifth in the 800 with a 1:53.72 in the preliminaries and 1:51.83 in the finals … finished first in the 600 with a 1:20.33 at the Indiana Relays … ran the 800 in 1:50.84 for third place at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished third in the 500 in 1:05.30 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … opened the season with a fourth-place finish in the 1,000 in 2:29.32 at the Blue and Gold Invitational.
ASA SOPHOMORE: Competed in nine meets for the Irish on the year … raced primarily in the 800 and once in the 1,000 … ended the season at the Hillsdale Relays racing in the 800 and finished with a 1:53.94, his best time of the season … finished with a 1:54.10 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational … set best time on the indoor circuit at the Alex Wilson Invitational when he finished with a 1:53.80 … ran the 1,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational, stopping the clock at 2:30.37.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not race for the Irish during the campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Competed in track, football and lacrosse for Libertyville (Ill.) … led football team to conference, regional and state championships during junior campaign … named team captain and MVP of track team, as well as earning all-conference, all-city and all-state honors during his senior year … nationally ranked in track during senior season … member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes … born December 14, 1987, in Rochester, Mich. … son of John and Patty Howard … has one sibling, Tracey… competed in the 2011-2012 season as a graduate student at Notre Dame.
HOWARD[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|500m (BIG EAST Championships)||1:04.43|
|600m (Indiana Relays)||1:20.33|
|800m (Meyo Invitational)||1:48.60|
|1,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational)||2:29.32|
HOWARD[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|800m (Arizona State Invitational)||1:49.52|