UND Roster

2011-12 Cross Country Roster

Paul Springer

Distance


Class Senior
Height 5'11''
Hometown Kennett Square, PA
High School Unionville
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Won the season-opening Crusader Open cross country race in 19:34.50 … placed first in the 5,000m run at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in 15:09.99 … posted best mile time of season at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:16.33) … ran the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships … finished 14th overall in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR: Ran the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 14:44.97 … ran the 3,000 in 8:54.73 at the Notre Dame Invitational … did not compete the rest of the season due to injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Distance and cross country runner who picked up his first career cross country win at the National Catholic Championship in 24:54 … finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational after posting a 24:32 … finished 10th at the Pre-NCAA meet, taking 24:55 to complete to the circuit … finished seventh at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships in 25:07 … placed seventh at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, helping the Irish move on to the NCAA Championships … ran the NCAA Championships in 32:23, finishing 18th while helping the Irish finish 19th in the nation … ran distance events during the track season … finished fourth in the 5,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 14:33.72 … won the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 8:37.10 … ran the 1,600 (4:14.76) to

finish eighth at the Notre Dame Invitational … top finisher

for the Irish in the Ryan Shay 3,000 at the Meyo Invitational in 8:25.55, good for 21st … finished 13th in the 3,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … ran the 3,000 in 8:15.02 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … ran the 1,500 at the Hillsdale Relays and placed third … finished seventh in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … concluded his season by finishing 13th in the 5,000 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in four cross country meets for the Irish … finished third in his collegiate debut in 24:53 at the National Catholic Championship … ran the Notre Dame Invitational in 24:36 to finish 34th … finished 240th in 26:00 at the Pre-National meet … ran the BIG EAST Championship course in 25:18 to finish 51st … opened the indoor track season with a seventh-place finish in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, clocking in at 4:21.19 … ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8:32.71 to finish fourth … finished 16th in the 5,000 at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 15:03.28 … ran the 3,000 steeplechase during the outdoor season … finished 15th at the Stanford Invitational in 9:29.70 … clocked in at 9:54.94 to finish eighth at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned 11 letters in three different sports (cross country – 3, indoor track – 4, outdoor track – 4) at Unionville (Pa.) … three-time cross country and outdoor track and field champion … earned all-conference and all-state honors in cross country (2006), indoor track (2006, 2007) and outdoor track (2006, 2007) … school record holder in the 1,600 and 3,200 … member of record-holding teams in the 4×800 relay and the distance medley relay at Unionville … named an indoor All-American in the 5,000 and an outdoor All-American in the 3,200 … born June 12, 1988, in Lake Forest, Ill. … son of Joan and Kent Springer … has two younger siblings … graduated in May 2011 from the Mendoza College of Business … majored in marketing.

SPRINGER[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 8:54.73
5,000m (Blue & Gold Invitational) 14:44.97