AS A SENIOR: Ran in five meets during final cross country season … earned all-region accolades at the Great Lakes Regional after finishing the 10K course first for the Irish in 10th place out of 211 runners (30:37.9) … finished 34th out of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (24:28.9) … also ran at the NCAA Championships, the Notre Dame Invitational and the Wisconsin Invitational … earned a cross country monogram … opened the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … took fourth in the 1,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships … career-best 9:00.57 in the 3,000 steeplechase clinched the individual win at the Victor Lopez Classic … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … was named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with J.P. Malette … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track and field monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed as a distance runner for the Irish, racing with both the cross country and track teams … earned a monogram in track … earned strongest cross country finish at the Great Lakes Regional meet, placing 22nd in 30:51.3 to claim all- region honors in the process … earned another pair of top-40 finishes on the cross country season, placing 31st at the Pre- National meet (24:19.1) and 39th at the National Catholic Invite (26:14) … concluded with a 108th-place showing at the NCAA Championships, crossing in 31:28 … competed in the 800m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 1 mile and 3,000m during the track portion of the season … competed in the 3,000m run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing second with a mark of 8:20.52 to earn all-BIG EAST accolades … best finish in the 800m came at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, finishing sixth overall in 1:52.17, becoming one of four Irish runners to place in the top six … finished runner-up to team- mate Jeremy Rae in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 2:23.92, his best time in the event on the season … finished eighth in his finals heat and 37th overall at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 1,500m after crossing in 3:48.58 … best time in the mile run came at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, finishing in 4:03.39 and placing fourth overall.
AS A SOPHOMORE: First-place finish in the distance medley relay, running the first leg (1,200) at the Indiana Relays to stop the clock at 9:53.24 … opened the indoor season running the 3,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 8:21.70 … that would turn out to be an indoor personal best on the season and good for a third-place finish … posted another indoor personal best at the Notre Dame Invitational, running the 1,600 in 4:06.92 to take second … ran the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational in 4:13.53 … ran the 1,600 and 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … notched a second-place finish in the 1,600 in 4:10.12 and ran the 3,000 in 8:31.44 … started the outdoor season running with the distance medley relay … ran anchor (1,600) as the team finished in 9:40.30 … ran the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational in 3:48.25 … at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, ran the 800 in 1:55.55 … fourth in the 1,500 at the Border Battle in 3:45.68, also an outdoor personal best … third in the open 1,500 in 3:46.43 at the Mount SAC Relays … ran the first leg of the 4×400 relay, finishing second over- all … competed in the 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, clocking a 3:57.84 … outdoor personal best in the 800 at the Cardinal Classic in 1:51.88 … finished the season at the NCAA Regionals after running the 1,500 (3:49.21) while coming in 16th.
AS A FRESHMAN: Focused primarily on cross country … made his Irish debut at the National Catholic Championship, finishing 39th … placed 45th at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, helping the Irish to a second-place finish … won the mile in his first track meet at Notre Dame, recording a 4:16.25 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished second in the 1,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, posting a time of 2:25.59 … placed third in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:08.19) … ran the mile in 4:07.03 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing second … finished sixth in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … posted a 4:06.74 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing 18th … ran on Notre Dame[apos]s 4×1,600 relay at the Drake Relays for a third-place finish … placed 14th in the 1,500 at the NCAA Regionals.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eleven- time letterwinner in cross country, track and hockey at Rosemount (Minn.) … earned All-America honors after finishing third in the 1,600 at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 4:07… conference champion in the 800 and 4×800 relay as a sophomore, junior and senior … 4×400 relay team won the regional championship during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … also won the 800 regional title as a sophomore … holds school records in the 4×400 relay, distance medley relay, 4×800 relay, 4×400 relay, mile and 3,200 … also holds the conference record in the 800 run … from same area as former Irish soccer player Chris Sutton and former Irish football player Michael Floyd … member of the German National Honor Society … born in St. Paul, Minn. … son of Jeffrey and Christine Carlson … has two brothers … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with double degrees in psychology and computer applications.
CARLSON[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|1,000m (Notre Dame Invitational)||2:23.92|
|Mile (Meyo Invitational)||4:03.39|
|3,000m (BIG EAST Indoors)||8:20.52|
CARLSON[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|800m (Cardinal Classic)||1:51.88|
|1,500 Meters (Border Battle)||3:45.68|