UND Roster

2007-08 Track and Field Roster

Patrick Needham


Height 6'5''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Chicago, IL
High School Loyola Academy

AS A SOPHOMORE: Provided depth to the Irish hurdle crew … best time indoors was an 8.75-second effort in the 60-meter hurdles … ran his best 110-meter hurdle time of the season at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (16.20) … looking to make big progress in 2008.

AS A FRESHMAN: Performed well in the hurdles in his first season with the Irish … just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship at the Notre Dame Opener with a time of 8.59 seconds (one-hundredth of a second off of the BIG EAST qualifying standard) … concentrated on the 110-meter hurdles throughout the outdoor season … best effort came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, where he posted a time of 15.55 seconds.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner in track & field at Loyola Academy … also earned a letter in cross country … 2005 regional champion in the 110-meter hurdles … conference high jump champion in 2005 … all-conference honoree in three different events during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons … three-time track team MVP and served as captain during his senior campaign … personal bests of 14.5 in the 110-meter hurdles, 40.3 in the 300-meter hurdles, and 1.98m (6-6) in the high jump … father, Thomas, ran track at Notre Dame from 1977-81 and aunt, Jenny, competed in track at St. Thomas … oldest of three children … born May 2, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.