Erin Strzelecki Commits to Notre Dame

Strzelecki after the 2018 State XC Meet where she took 2nd

Erin Strzelecki, the states No. 1 cross country runner so far this season has committed to the University of Notre Dame to run cross country and track next fall. 

The Bishop Dwenger senior will compete at the New Haven Semi-State this Saturday for a shot to go after a state title on Nov. 2nd. She holds a state leading time of 17:24.40 so far this season from the Marion Invite where she also broke the course record. 

After her surprising performance at the 2018 State Cross Country Meet, Strzelecki excelled at the Nike Cross Midwest Regionals where she took 8th overall and dropped below 18 minutes for the first time, 17:54.50, placing 8th in the championship race. 

Notre Dame being a catholic faith centered university was one of the biggest reasons she ultimately decided to commit there. She also considered the University of Wisconsin as one of her final two schools. 

"They [Coach Kendra and Coach Sparks] really made me feel like not only a valued runner but also a valued as a person" Erin Strzelecki said of her decision to attend Notre Dame. 

Last spring, Strzelecki was 3rd in the 3200 where she set her high school best time of 10:35.63. She was 10th at the Flashes Showcase in 5:06.98 for one mile. 

The Fighting Irish have picked up a top distance standout who should be an impact athlete for them over the next four years. 

Photo courtesy of Erin Strzelecki

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