UND Roster

2015-16 Cross Country Roster

Martin Grady

Distance


Class Senior
Hometown Burr Ridge, IL
High School Fenwick
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (10,000 meters)
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
  • 2013 USTFCCCA All-American, cross country
  • 2013 All-ACC selection, cross country
  • 2013 Cross Country MVP
  • 2014 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award
  • 2012 & 2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team
  • 2012 & 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star, track and field
  • 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
  • 2011-13 All-Great Lakes Region, cross country
  • 2011 & 2012 All-BIG EAST, cross country

AS A GRADUATE STUDENT: Competed solely during the outdoor track season in final season of eligibility … competed in two events at the ACC Outdoor Championships … earned Second Team All-ACC honors after finishing sixth in the 10,000 meters (30:07.20) … also finished 17th in the 5,000 meters (14:55.71) … named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team … earned a track monogram.

AS A SENIOR: Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … cross country team captain … took 35th place out of 254 runners (30:43.3) at the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors, the first for a Notre Dame runner since 2008 … registered fifth out of 109 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (24:13.2), earning all-ACC honors … earned all-region honors after taking sixth place out of 207 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (30:27) … placed fourth out of 91 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5M (25:05.6) … took 32nd out of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5M (25:02.3) … placed 57th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 8K (24:05) … was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for cross country … named cross country team MVP … earned a Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award …  earned a cross country monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in the last five meets of the season, earning all-BIG EAST and all-region honors before leading the way for the Irish at the NCAA Championships … was the top runner on the team at both regionals and nationals … placed 52ndout of 245 runners at the 10K NCAA Championships (30:20.0) … earned all-region honors at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:02) after finishing ninth out of 201 runners to help Notre Dame take fifth out of 30 teams … earned an eighth place showing out of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship (24:46.52) to earn all-BIG EAST honors in helping the Irish finish third out of 14 runners … opened year with a 35thplace finish out of 163 runners in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:21) … closed out regular season with a 72nd place finish out of 316 runners on the 8K course at the Wisconsin Invitational (24:08) … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for cross country … earned a cross country monogram … competed in eight track & field meets during the indoor and outdoor season … ran at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 10,000m … placed 13th in the 10,000m (30:35.36) and 17th in the 5,000m (15:08.26) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … registered a 10th-place finish in the 5,000m (14:20.79) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … ran at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 5,000m and 3,000m … finished sixth in the 5000m (14:32.50) at the Meyo Invitational … placed third in the 3,000m (8:26.31) at the Notre Dame Invitational … registered a second place finish in the 5,000m (14:35.66) at the Blue & Gold Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a strong sophomore cross country campaign, earning all-BIG EAST and all-region accolades … named all-BIG EAST after finishing 10thout of 123 runners at the conference meet, completing the 8K course in 23:52.2 … earned all-region accolades after crossing the line 20thout of 211 runners at the 10K Great Lakes Regional (30:44.2) … finished second for the Irish at the 10K NCAA National Championships (30:52.6), placing 110thout of 255 runners … opened campaign at the 8K National Catholic Championships, taking second out of 255 runners (24:35) … also placed 53rdout of 205 runners in the 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:56) and 81stout of 270 runners at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational … was productive in seven indoor/outdoor track & field meets for the Irish … gathered in a fifth-place finish out of a field of 25 in the 5,000m run (14:35.09) at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational … ran 29:21 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational … picked up a fifth-place finish and a college best at the Polytan Invitational in the 5,000m with a 14:27.83 … participated in the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships and in the NCAA Championships for the Irish … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team for track & field … earned a monogram in both cross country and track & field.

AS A FRESHMAN: Scored for the Irish in all six races as a true freshman … finished fourth for Notre Dame and ninth overall at the National Catholic Invitational with a time of 25:11 … finished fourth for the Irish and 44th overall at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 24:44 … placed fifth for the Irish & 61st overall at the Pre-National Invitational with a time of 24:40 … claimed second for Notre Dame & 20th overall at the Big East Championships with a time of 25:59 … finished fifth for the Irish and 40th overall at NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 31:22 … claimed fifth for Notre Dame & 124th overall at the NCAA Championships with a time of 31:37 … earned a cross country monogram … competed in middle distances races during his first campaign with the Irish, taking to the track at four meets on the season … set best mile time of the year at the Notre Dame Invitational, stopping the clock at 4:27.71 to finish 17th … raced in the 3,000m at the Indiana University Relays, finishing third in finals heat and 11th overall with a time of 8:45.94 … ran the 5,000m run at the Blue & Gold Invitational, placing fifth in the 17-member field after crossing in 14:45.95 … ended season running in the 5,000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, posting a time of 15:12.93 and finishing 21st.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Nine-time letter winner in cross country, track & field, and bass fishing at Fenwick (Ill.) … during junior and senior cross country seasons was a regional champion, team captain, MVP and an all-state selection … during sophomore, junior and senior campaigns was a Chicago Catholic League all- conference selection in cross country … in senior season, nationally ranked and an All-American in cross country … on the track & field side as a senior: conference champion, team captain, MVP, all-conference selection and an all-state selection … finished 13th at the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships … ran at the Nike Cross Country Nationals in 2009, finishing 20th … was the only Illinois runner to qualify for both national championships … as a junior, finished 12th in cross country in the state … finished eighth in the state meet and 13th in the nation in cross country as a senior … born in Oak Lawn, Ill. … son of John and Kathleen Grady … has three siblings … a member of the National Honor Society … an Eagle Scout … enjoys fishing and playing guitar in his free time … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in accounting.