Competed five times, primarily in 5,000.... Won the 5k at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major... Ran season-best 17:16.77 while taking fourth at Brutus Hamilton Open... Finished fourth at Big West Championships in 5K less than 24 hours after placing fourth in 10,000... Was third in 3,000 at Causeway Dual.
2013:Ran in five meets for the Aggies during her first season... Opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Aggie Open, finishing the 4K race in a time of 14:09... Helped UC Davis to a second-place team finish at the BIg West Conference Championships, finishing 36th in a time of 24:11.3... Also finished 74th at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, finishing in a season-best 6K time of 21:01... Finished 31st at the Inter-Regional Jamboree on Oct. 4, covering the 5K course in 17:35... Was the second Aggie across the line at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 97th in a time of 21:06.
CROSS COUNTRY:ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE after finishing sixth at 2014 Big West Championships... Took fourth at Aggie Open and 16th at Stanford Invitational... Also competed in NCAA West Regional... Competed five times as a freshman in 2013, including NCAA West Regional... Had sixth-place finish at Aggie Open.
VENTURA HS' 13:As a junior, she and her Cross Country team qualified to the CIF State Championships... She came in 10th place with personal record of 18:14 and her team placing 6th... As a senior, she also qualified to the CIF State Championships coming in 33rd with at 18:39... In Track, she focused mostly on the 3200 her Senior year but also competed the 1600... She came 1st in her league with a personal best of 5:03 in the 1600... Her personal best in the 3200 was at 10:37 at the CIF-SS Masters Meet where she finished in 9th place... She qualified and competed in the CIF State Championships in the 3200 where she came in 12th with a time of 10:37.
PERSONAL: Born in Ventura, Calif... Majoring in biomedical engineering...Daughterof Melissa and Eric Kirkegaard... Has a younger sister, Emma... Her great aunt, Karen Miner, also attended UC Davis... Competing at the Cross Country State Championships with her team in 2011 is the highlight of her athletics career... Grete Waitz and Billy Mills are her sports heroes... Would love to visit Kenya.