UND Roster

2014-15 Cross Country Roster

Alexa Aragon

Middle Distance


Class Senior
Hometown Billings, MT
High School Billings Senior
Bio

AS A SENIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … finished second out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:29.5) … placed 16th out of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:29.5) … placed 90th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:02) … finished 22nd out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:14.1) … finished 20th out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:49), earning All-Region honors … placed 114th out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (21:25.0) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in six meets during the indoor track & field season … recorded a first place finish among 11 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational one mile run (4:46.88) … followed up that performance by crossing the finish line first once again, this time among 14 runners in the New Mexico Team Invitational 3000m run (9:46.08) … competed in three events at the ACC Indoor Championships: placed fourth of 10 runners in the one mile run finals (4:44.85), finished 13th of 27 runners in the 3000m run (9:40.88) and was a critical element of the Irish[apos]s third place distance medley relay team … aided the same distance medley relay team to a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships … competed in five meets during the outdoor track & field season … had two impressive performances at the ACC Outdoor Championships: placed 12th in the 1500m run finals (4:39.59) and finished second of 20 runners in the 3000m steeplechase (10:11.52) … qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3000m steeplechase with a 10th place finish among 48 runners at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round … capped the outdoor season and her collegiate career with an eighth place finish among 12 runners in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 3000m steeplechase (9:54.27).

b>AS A JUNIOR: Ran in four meets during the cross country season, highlighted by all-region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet … took 23rdout of 217 runners at the 6K meet (20:56) as the Irish finished third out of 32 teams … finished 98thout of 253 runners at the 6K NCAA Championship meet (20:47.9) as Notre Dame took 15thout of 31 teams … crossed the line 40th out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championship meet (22:24.98) to help the Irish finish fifth out of 15 teams … opened year with a 154thplace finish out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:06) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in 12 meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor season… highlight of two seasons included first team All-America honors in the distance medley relay during the indoor season and a first team All-America citation in the 3,000m steeplechase during the outdoor season … helped the DMR team cross the line in seventh place (11:01.49) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … capped off strong season with an eighth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:57.26) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … also earned an indoor all-BIG EAST citation with the DMR team that placed third at the league meet … at the outdoor meet, earned two all-BIG EAST scrolls after finishing first in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:11.07) while also helping the 4x800m relay team finish second (8:44.13) … in between championships, also had several strong performances … started off the season by finishing first in the 3,000m (9:40.02) run at the Blue & Gold Invitational indoor meet … placed second in the mile (4:56.04) at the Notre Dame Invitational … member of the 4x800m relay team that placed first at the Indiana University Relays … set a personal best in the 3,000m (9:33.60) and placed eighth and the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to score one point for the Irish … finished second at the Alex Wilson Invitational with the distance medley relay team … finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:10.18) at the Stanford Invitational … assisted the 4x800m relay team to a first place finish (8:33.65) at the Drake Relays … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women[apos]s outdoor track & field … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Ran in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … placed 27th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:03.5) and 28th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (21:22.3) … also ran for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships (21:19.0) … opened campaign with a third place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:24) … took 32nd place out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:40) and 85th out of 305 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:09.2) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in 12 meets during the track & field season … ran in the 1,500m run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, advancing to the semifinals and finishing 19th overall (4:26.34) … finished fifth overall in the 1,500m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (4:26.55) … earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800m relay as the four-member squad took second (8:37.65) … helped the 4x800m relay team cross the line in first place (8:35.89) at the prestigious Drake Relays … finished third at the Polytan Invitational (10:30.29) and Stanford Invitational (10:25.82) in the 3,000m steeplechase … took second in the 1,500m run at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (4:20.18) … also finished second in the 1,500m at the Victor Lopez Classic (4:27.01) … helped the women[apos]s distance medley relay team take second at the Alex Wilson Invitational (11:04.45) … earned all-BIG EAST honors in the indoor 4x800m relay (8:39.24) … also placed fourth in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (4:49.04) … finished fifth in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:43.88) … helped the indoor 4x800m relay team win at the Indiana Relays (8:54.80) … also placed fourth in the 3,000m run at same meet (9:34.15) … opened indoor season with a runner-up finish in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:46.32) … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN:Put together strong first season as a member of the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams … competed in four cross country meets … finished 13th (18:08) at the National Catholic Championships … finished 24th at the Great Lakes Regional (21:25.22) to earn all-region accolades … impressive track & field season saw a fifth- place finish in the mile at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships in a time of 4:54.66 … also placed well at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in both the 4x800m relay and the 3,000m steeplechase … placed fourth overall in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:51.63…finished with a personal best 10:46.14 in the 3,000m steeplechase for ninth place at the meet…closed out season with an appearance at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary meet in the 1,500m run … opened busy track & field season for the Irish at the Blue & Gold Invitational, competing in the mile…placed second overall with a time of 4:59.91…competed in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing third overall with a time of 9:54.67…pulled in a second place finish in the 4x800mm relay at the Indiana University Relays with a time of 9:00.04…finished second overall in that same meet in the mile with a time of 4:56.04…competed in the Meyo Invitational in both the 1,000m run and the mile…placed fifth in the mile with a time of 4:56.75…finished seventh in the 1,000m with a time of 2:54.47 … competed in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational running the event in 4:52.67 for 19th place…continued her season at the Stanford Invitational in both the 800m and 1,500m runs…ran a personal best 2:16.43 in the 800m run…finished the 1,500m in a time of 4:37.70 for fourth place…competed in the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle running a personal best 10:46.94 in the 3,000m steeplechase for third place overall in the event…made a successful showing at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational placing first in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.48…placed ninth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:37.60…ran a personal best in the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.73 at the Gina Relays… earned monograms in both sports.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Ran both cross country and middle distance while attending Billing Senior (Mont.), lettering eight times … all-state in both every year, while going on to be her cross country team captain in her junior and senior seasons … won state in track in each of her three final campaigns … member of the National Honor Society as well as the Environmental Club … born in Burlington, Vt. … daughter of Kathleen and Chuck Aragon … father was an All-American on the cross country and track & field teams for Notre Dame … has two siblings, Danielle, a fellow runner on the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams, and Christina … enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in pre-professional studies with a minor in poverty studies.