She's gone from state champion to BIG EAST champion. Back in 2007, Marian High School's Mary Cate Quiett was the WSBT Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year. She left for a running career at DePaul University with high hopes, and certainly hasn't disappointed. Over the weekend, the road brought her back home. They say there's no place like home. Mishawaka's Quiett certainly agrees. "I love coming back here," Quiett says. "High school friends and neighbors always come out so it's always really fun." Now a junior at DePaul, Quiett ran at the Alex Wilson invitational at Notre Dame over the weekend, and set a new personal best in the 800 meters - just one second shy of qualifying for the National Championships. "It was a two second (personal record) so that's pretty huge," Quiett says. "So I'm thrilled about that and hopefully this will all kind of roll over into outdoor and I'll be that much closer to qualifying for outdoor nationals." Mary Cate posted the top time in the meet among collegiate runners. Adding to the thrill of the weekend, was introducing her college family to her family at home. "Last night, the team came over for dinner," Quiett says. "My mom cooks for us, so that's always fun. It's nice to be able to kind of share my hometown with my team. And my dad announces, so that's always fun." That's right, Dad is the longtime announcer for the Notre Dame track meets, and had a bird's eye view of the action on the track. "Best personal record by almost two seconds," Ed Quiett says. "Couldn't be prouder." "My college career has been very successful," Mary Cate says. "I'm absolutely thrilled about it."