2012 All-American in the women's 4x400-meter relay.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
One of five UC San Diego women who competed at the NCAA Division II Track & Field National Championships in Pueblo, Colo. ... Ran second leg of the women's 4x400-meter relay for the Triton quartet, which broke the UCSD record in the prelims with a finishing time of 3 minutes, 42.17 seconds to place third and later placed seventh in the finals (3:45.17) to earn All-American status and the sixth-fastest time in UCSD history ... Competed as second leg of winning 4x400 relay team at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships, which finished with a time of 3:44.84 ... Posted a personal-best mark in the finals of the 400 hurdles at the CCAA Championships, en route to a fourth-place finish (1:01.83) and the fifth-fastest finish in school history for that event ... Won her heat and was second overall in the prelims of the 400 hurdles at the CCAA Championships after crossing the finish line in 1:02.38.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Helped the Tritons win the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:46.16 at the Mangrum Invitational ... Competed at the Sun Angel Classic, where she picked up an NCAA provisional qualifier with a time of 3:45.99 in the 4x400 relay ... Finished in second place in the 400 hurdles at the Soka Peace Invitational (1:02.14) ... Teamed up for the 4x400 at the Triton Invitational, posting a top time of 3:47.12 ... At the CCAA Championships, finished second in the 100 hurdles at 1:02.18.
A 2010 graduate of Half Moon Bay High School in Half Moon Bay ... Was named HMBHS Track Athlete of the Year in Women's Sprints all four years (2007-10) ... Earned second-place finishes in back-to-back years in the 400 at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championships with the Cougars, finishing as a sophomore and junior with respective times of 56.36 and 56.74 (2008-09) ... Ran a personal-best time of 25.48 in the 200 as a junior to place fourth overall at the 2009 CCS Championships ... Also competed for three years with the Cougars in cross country (2007-09) ... Played additionally for the Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Team (2007-10).
Born Feb. 20, 1992 in Berkeley ... Parents are Stan and Barbara Irish ... Has an older sister named Stephanie ... Is a mathematics major and cognitive science minor at Marshall College ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite movie is "Big Fish" ... "Beating Hearts" by King Charles is on her playlist ... Hobbies include biking, hiking, music and cooking ... Would eat Oreos for the rest of her life if the opportunity presented itself ... Her parents are her greatest influence ... Competing at the 2012 NCAA D-II Track & Field National Championships and earning the "All-American Award" in the 4x400 relay is her most memorable track moment ... Favorite UCSD moment was when her parents and friends from the UCSD women's basketball team came up to cheer her on at the CCAA Championships in Los Angeles ... Her career goal is to obtain a job she looks forward to going to every morning.
2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
4x400 Relay - 3:45.17 (Finals) - 7th Place
4x400 Relay - 3:42.17 (Prelims) - 3rd Place