UND Roster

2013-14 Cross Country Roster

Meg Ryan

Distance


Class Junior
Hometown Fairfield, CT
High School Fairfield Warde
Bio

AS A JUNIOR: Ran in all seven cross country races just one year after missing the entire 2011 season with injury … started postseason with a 33rdplace finish out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST meet as the Irish took fifth out of 15 teams … next turned in a 40th place effort out of 217 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional as Notre Dame placed third out of 32 teams … closed out year by helping the Irish take 15th out of 31 teams at the 6K NCAA Championship meet … opened season with a second place finish out of 60 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (17:48.3) … took 11th out of 266 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championship (17:48.6) … claimed 66th out of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:37) … closed out regular season with a 10th place finish out of 107 runners in the 6K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational (21:19) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in 10 track & field meets on the season … brought home seven top-10 finishes … placed 10th at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m (17:09.27) … finished third in the 1,500m (4:32.93) at the Polytan Invitational … placed fifth in the 3,000m (9:41.22) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … placed third as a member of the 4x800m relay team (9:13.78) at the Indiana University Relays … achieved personal best in the 3,000m (9:39.23) at the Meyo Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not run during the cross country season … competed in 11 meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … credited with seven top-five finishes on the year … gathered in a first place finish in the 1,500m run at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in a field of 28 participants with a winning time of 4:36.16 … ran a personal best in the mile (4:51.07) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships preliminary heat … tacked on personal bests in the 5,000m dash (16:42.16) at the Polytan Invitational and in 5,000m run (4:29.30) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … named to the Dean[apos]s List both semesters … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in five meets during the cross country season … opened career with first place finish at the National Catholic Invitational (17:37) … competed in 11 meets during the track & field season, including both BIG EAST Championship meets … ran the anchor leg in the 4,000m distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, as the team finished fourth out of 12 teams in 11:37.8 … placed second out of eight teams at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 5,000m (17:22.72) … also finished second out of eight runners at the indoor Indiana University Relays in the 4x800mm relay (9:00.04) … claimed second out of nine runners at the indoor Blue & Gold Invitational in the 1,000m (2:56.07) … finished fifth out of 28 runners in the 1,500m run (4:40.55) at the outdoor Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational … earned fifth place out of 35 runners at the indoor Indiana University Relays in the mile run (4:57.81) … named to the Dean[apos]s List during the fall 2010 semester … earned monograms during both seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letter winner in track & field, cross country and lacrosse … conference champion and regional champion during her junior and senior track & field campaigns … state champion, nationally ranked and all-American in track her junior season … four-time team MVP between cross country and track … all-conference honoree five times … competed in the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the mile (4th place) … holds the state record mile … indoor and outdoor school records in the 800, 1,000, 3,200, 5,000, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay and distance medley relay … named the 2009 Connecticut Gatorade Track & Field Player of the Year … member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … daughter of Patrick and Margaret … youngest of three children … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in accounting.