Staci Gasser | Sept. 20, 2013 | Notre Dame Cross Country
As they have on so many other occasions when hosting this annual event, the University of Notre Dame men's and women's cross country teams captured their respective team titles at the 34th annual National Catholic Championships, held Friday at the nine-hole Notre Dame Golf Course.
The Irish nabbed the top three spots in the women's race and placed six runners in the top 10 of the men's competition.
Thirty-eight Catholic universities and colleges competed in the three races, with 27 schools hailing from the Division II, Division III or NAIA ranks. Fans representing almost every school lined the final 100 yards of the course, loudly cheering their runners, despite the gloomy overcast and soggy ground.