UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Lauren Irish

2012 All-American in the 4x400-meter relay.

USTFCCCA All-Region (400m hurdles) ... Team captain ... Competed in the 400 meter hurdles and the 4x400 relay for the Tritons at the CCAA Championships (5/3) ... Finished third overall in the 400 hurdles with a personal best time of 1:01.40, and placing her at No. 4 on UCSD's All-Time list ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed second at the CCAA Championships, which is now at No. 8 on UCSD's All-Time list ... Also is on the No. 7 UCSD 4x400 relay team which placed first at the Oxy Invitational (5/10) with a time of 3:46.63.

Competed in the 4x400 relay and 400 hurdles at the CCAA Championships, finishing top eight in both events … Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay, helping her teammates to a third place finish overall, which was also the eighth fastest time in UCSD history … Placed fourth in the 400 hurdles … Sprinted a season best time of 1:02.55 in the 400 hurdles at the Cal-Nevada Championships, which was also an NCAA B cut.

One of five Triton women who competed at the NCAA Championships in Pueblo, Colo. ... Ran second leg of the 4x400 relay, which broke the UCSD record in prelims with a finishing time of 3:42.17 to place third and later placed seventh in the finals (3:45.17) to earn All-America status and the sixth-fastest time in program history ... Competed as second leg of winning 4x400 relay at the CCAA 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.

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 ...  Setting the UCSD record in the 4x400 relay at Nationals in 2012 is her most memorable track moment ... Hobbies include biking, being outdoors and reading ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants ... Sanya Richards-Ross is her favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is Little Miss Sunshine ... "Meet me in the City" by The Black Keys is on her playlist ... Loves Oreos ... Her parents, coaches and teammates are her greatest influences ... Plans to attend grad school after graduating from UCSD.

2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
4x400 Relay - 3:45.17 (Finals) - 7th Place
4x400 Relay - 3:42.17 (Prelims) - 3rd Place

Position: Hurdles
Year: Senior
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
High School: Half Moon Bay HS
College: Marshall
Major: Mathematics
Experience: 3 Letters
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