UND Roster

2007-08 Track and Field Roster

Jose Genao


Class Junior
Hometown Port Jefferson Station, NY
High School Comsewogue

AS A JUNIOR: Reprised his role as he team[apos]s top sprint hurdler … set a career best in the 60-meter hurdles at the Windsor Team Challenge, taking first in the preliminary heats before placing second in the final in 8.25 seconds … qualified for the indoor BIG EAST Championship final in hurdles … ran 8.31 to finish eighth in the preliminaries and moving up to seventh in the final with at time of 8.32 seconds … his points contributed to the Irish team title … took fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Spartan Invitational … dipped under 15 seconds at the Central Collegiate Championships, running 14.91 seconds in the 110-hurdle prelims … wound up taking third in the event final … placed 11th in the BIG EAST outdoor meet preliminaries in 14.92 seconds to close his season … will be eager to finish his career on a high note during the 2008 season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame[apos]s strongest hurdle competitor during the indoor season … set a personal best in the 60-meter dash (7.29) early on at the Blue & Gold Invitational … earned a BIG EAST qualification in the 60-meter hurdles at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 8.37 … wound up taking 10th at the BIG EAST indoor meet, posting a time of 8.40 in the preliminaries … did not compete during the outdoor track season.

AS A FRESHMAN: One of Notre Dame[apos]s hurdle specialists during the 2005 track season … ran well at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, clocking times of 8.30 in the 60-meter hurdles and 7.32 in the 60-meter dash … placed fourth at the Windsor Team Challenge with an 8.37 mark in the 60-meter hurdles … qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing 11th (8.45) at the competition … concentrated on the 110-meter hurdles during the outdoor campaign … ran 15.01 in the event at the Indy Relays, finishing fourth … improved his career best at the Hillsdale Gina Relays by running 14.92 for sixth … qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 110-meter hurdles and finished 10th (14.83).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Accomplished track and football athlete at Comsewogue High School … collected 10 varsity letters throughout his prep career … ran sprints and hurdles during the indoor and outdoor track seasons … earned All-American status by finishing third at the National Scholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship in the 60 meter high hurdles in a state record-tying time of 8.06 … all-state athlete his junior and senior seasons in indoor and outdoor track … nationally ranked in both track seasons as a junior and senior … seven-time all-conference and all-city performer in track & field … team captain and MVP five times during his track career … collected five conference championships in track and was a member of a conference champion football squad … all-conference receiver/cornerback his senior season … named most outstanding athlete at his high school … member of the National Honor Society … born Sept. 23, 1986 in Stony Brook, N.Y. … youngest of five children … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.