Fighting Irish Athletics | September 21, 2015
On an afternoon in which inclement weather was in the forecast, the Notre Dame cross country contingent stormed through its competition Friday at the 36th-edition of the National Catholic Championships, rising atop both the men’s and women’s team standings.
In all, the Irish men tallied a final score of 40 and the women earned a 20 behind a strong showing from the underclassmen. To headline the event, freshman standout Anna Rohrer claimed her first collegiate victory, while a pair of sophomores – Kevin Pulliam and Calvin Kraft – rose to the occasion in the men’s championship race.
“You could tell the freshmen were nervous,” Notre Dame associate head coach Matt Sparks said. “You get the familiarity of the home course, but you also want to put on a good show.
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