UND Roster

2011-12 Cross Country Roster

Thomas Noel

Middle Distance

Class Senior
Height 6'1''
Hometown Louisville, KY
High School Trinity

AS A SENIOR: Finished second in lone cross country meet of year, the Crusader Open … recorded season best in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:36.21 at the Gina Relays … finished third overall in the steeplechase at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational … placed third in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational … ran the 3,000m at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open and finished third overall with a time of 8:50.90 … earned a monogram in track and field.

AS A JUNIOR: Started the season in the 5,000 with a personal best of 15:31.55 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … produced another personal best at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, this time in the 1,600 (4:34.75) … ran the steeplechase at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in 9:54.76 … finished in 9:37.59 in the steeplechase at the Border Battle … a steeplechase personal-best came at the Gina Relays in 9:23.64 … concluded the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and ran the steeplechase in 9:43.07.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete.

AS A FRESHMAN: Raced in both the Valparaiso Invitational and the National Catholic Invitational … finished 20th (21:01) and helped team to a first-place finish at the Valparaiso Invitational … also helped team earn first place at the National Catholic, while placing fifth individually in 27:04.


-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Trinity (Ky.) … earned all-conference and all-city honors for four consecutive years in both track and field and cross country … earned all-state honors in both sports his junior and senior seasons … named cross country team[apos]s MVP as a senior … led cross country team to its first state championship in nine years … member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club … born April 8, 1989, in Louisville, Ky. … son of Sarah and Robert Noel … has one younger sibling, Alexander … cousin, Phil Whelan, attended Notre Dame and ran for the Irish … graduated in May 2011 from the College of Engineering as a mechanical engineering major.


5,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational) 15:31.55
1,600m (Notre Dame Opener) 4:34.75


Steeplechase (Gina Relays) 9:23.64