The Saint Mary's men's and women's track teams faced its first big competition of the spring Saturday in both NorCal and SoCal
The senior set a near program record for the 3,000 meter race in this past weekend's spring opener.
The Saint Mary's men's and women's track teams opened their 2018 seasons at the UW Indoor Open in Seattle
Cross Country: Finished second in every race for Gaels ... Best time was 23:55.80 at Stanford Invitational on Oct. 1 where he came in 16th ... Came in 26th in 25:26.0 at the West Coast Conference Championships on Oct. 28 ... Finished 113th in 32:11.9 at the NCAA West Regionals on Nov. 11.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
Track: In his second season as a Gael, ran in the 5,000m and 3,000 steeple ... Recorded his best season time for the 5,000m of 14:57.40 for a new personal record at the Sacramento State Open on May 7 ... Recorded the best Gael time in the 3,000 steeple, finishing in 9:22.55 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 14.
Cross Country: To begin the season, ran the 8-kilometer San Francisco Invitational in 25 minutes, 30.8 seconds for an 18th place finish and the third best Gael time ... At the 7.25 km San Francisco State Quad Meet, finished 10th on the day in 23:50 ... Finished 6th place at the 8 km Capital Cross Challenge in 25:04.5 for the second-fastest Gael time ... At the 8 km West Coast Conference Championships finished 40th in 26:28.5 ... Finished in 34:45.3 at the 10 km NCAA West Regionals for a season record for this distance.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)
Track: McDermott had a solid track season focusing on the 5 km and 3 km steeple ... He PR'd in 3 km steeple with a time of 9:16 at the Portland Twilight Track Meet ... Ran a time of 14:57 for the 5 km at the Brutus Hamilton Open.
Cross Country: Saw incredible improvement in training and racing as the season progressed ... PR'd in the 8 km at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 24:47 and ran a time of 32:16 in the 10 km at the NCAA West Regionals.
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: McDermott brings a stacked resume to the Gaels after winning nine state championships ... In each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, McDermott would win both the 1600 and 3200 meter titles ... In his senior year, Noah would add the 4x800 meter titles to his resume ... McDermott would win state titles in Cross Country in both his junior and senior campaigns ... He had this to say about joining the Gaels: "I chose Saint Mary's because it has the perfect location and size, it has a great educational reputation, and the running team is clearly on the rise ... I felt like I was at home when I visited SMC" ... Noah's best race came that season in the 3200 with a time of 9:34.91.
PERSONAL: McDermott chose Saint Mary's because of its amazing location, academics, perfect school size, and phenomenal recruiting visit ... He is a master of the Rubik's cube and can solve it in one breath.
3/10/2018 - Track & Field
TRK | Outdoor Season in Full Swing With Big Meets
2/12/2018 - Track & Field
McDermott Named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
2/12/2018 - Track & Field
TRK | Personal Records Highlight Season Opener At UW
12/4/2017 - Track & Field
XC | Gaels Sign Four Accomplished Runners To NLIs
8/7/2017 - Track & Field
TRK | Men and Women Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
05/14/2017 - Track & Field
TRK | More Records Mark Strong Finish To Regular Season
05/06/2017 - Track & Field
TRK | Middle Distance Times Fall For Gaels At Sac State
04/28/2017 - Track & Field
TRK | Gaels Set More Bests At Brutus Hamilton
04/15/2017 - Track & Field
TRK | McDermott's Record Highlights Busy Weekend For Gaels
04/03/2017 - Track & Field