UND Roster

2014-15 Cross Country Roster

Walter Schafer

Middle Distance


Class Senior
Hometown Centennial, CO
High School Cherry Creek
Bio

AS A SENIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … took sixth place out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5m (25:06.0) … finished 63rd out of 209 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5m (25:25.8) … placed 48th out of 129 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (25:11.8) … placed 62nd out of 207 runners in the NCAA Great lakes Regional 10K (31:57) … competed in the Wisconsin Invitational 5m and the NCAA Championship 10K … earned a cross country monogram … competed in four meets during the indoor track & field season … recorded a fifth place finish among eight runners at the Border Battle 5,000m run (15:28.18).

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in the final six cross country meets of the year, highlighted by an all-region selection the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet … competed for the Irish at the NCAA Championship 10K meet … earned all-region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after finishing 18thout of 201 runners on the 10K course (31:37) … helped the Irish to a fifth place finish out of 30 teams … took 23rdout of 114 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championship meet (25:14.03) as Notre Dame finished third out of 14 teams … opened year with a seventh place finish out of 276 runners at the five mile National Catholic Championship (24:46.0) … crossed the line 39thout of 163 runners in the five mile blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:24) … closed out regular season at the 8K Wisconsin Invitational … … earned a cross country monogram … competed in 10 races during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … competed in the 1,500m at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays, Polytan Invitational, Louisville Border Battle and the Michigan State Spartan Invitational … placed fifth in the 5,000m run at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic … ran the 3,000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … achieved a first-place finish in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 8:23.17 … placed fourth in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational … registered a fifth place finish in the 5,000m at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a personal best time of 14:37.74 … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in six meets during the cross country season … finished 56thout of 123 runners at the 8K BIG EAST Championships (25:06.5) … placed 42ndout of 211 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:20.6) … also competed for the Irish at the 10K NCAA National Championships … opened year with a fourth place showing out of 255 runners at the 8K National Catholic Championships (24:44) … crossed the finish line in 68thplace out of 165 runners in the 8K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:10) … also ran in the 8K Wisconsin Invitational, taking 98thplace out of 270 runners (24:48.0) … won a cross country monogram … competed in three outdoor track & field meets … ran to a third-place finish in the 5,000m (14:43.90) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle … finished seventh in the 1,500m run (4:01.84) at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational … placed 11th in the 5,000m run (14:54.66) at the Hillsdale College ‘GINA’ Relays.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in three cross country events on the season while also competing in the one mile, 3,000m and 5,000m runs during the track season … in the cross country season, earned best finish at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 107th in the ‘Blue’ race with a time of 25:45… placed 156th at the Pre-National Meet, crossing at 25:39.4 … concluded his cross country schedule at the Great Lakes Regional, finishing in 184th in 32:34 … on the track season, posted best time in the mile run at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 4:19.10 to earn 12th place … quickest time in the 3,000m came at the Indiana University Relays as he crossed in first in his heat and fifth overall with a time of 8:41.11 … best mark in the 5,000m came in his opener at the Blue & Gold Invitational when he crossed in 14:59.74 to earn a seventh-place result … competed in the 5,000m run on two other occasions at the Meyo Invitational (15:11.92) and the Alex Wilson Invitational (15:09.48), crossing in 28th and 11th place, respectively.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: 10-time letterwinner in cross country, track & field and wrestling at Cherry Creek (Colo.) … conference champion as a junior and senior in cross country and track … regional and state champion as a senior on the cross country side … nationally ranked in cross country during junior and senior campaigns … ranked as a senior in track … MVP, all-conference and all-city selection during junior and senior seasons … all-state selection in cross country during junior and senior campaign … an all-state selection in track & field senior season … All-American cross country runner senior season … held school record at time of graduation in the 3,200m (8:57) … youngest of four children … son of Colleen and Jim Schafer … born in Denver, Colo. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.