Coming off third-place finishes at conference meet, UC Davis heads to Washington in search of trip to Nationals
2008: Raced in six meets, including Big West Conference and West Region championships... Tied for 20th (with teammate Krista Drechsler) at conference at 21:22.30... Also finished fifth among Aggie scorers (152nd overall) at NCAA Pre-Nationals.
2007: Competed in four meets, including Big West Conference (42nd) and NCAA West Regional (137th)... Was team's No. 6 runner in each postseason meet, earning displacement points.
TRACK & FIELD: Finished fifth in the 1,500 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite and second in the 5,000 at the Woody Wilson Classic in 2009... Competed in the 1,500m 3,000m and 5,000m events as a sophomore in 2008... Saw most action in 5,000 as a freshman, plus occasions of 1,500 and 3,000... Best 5K time was 18:13.35, set during Woody Wilson Classic.
HIGHLAND HS '07: Qualified for state meet as a junior, finishing 18th in Division I... Twice named as cross country MVP... Also a two-year MVP in track & field, capturing Golden League titles in 1,600 (5:29.28) and 3,200 (11:54.24) as a senior... Selected as class valedictorian... Posted 4.0 grade-point average all four years.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Ana, Calif.... Majoring in biotechnology... Parents are Paul & Druanne Fitzgerald... Proudest achievement is participating in a leading stem-cell research project... Claims two historical events she wishes she could have witnessed: the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the race between War Admiral and Seabiscuit... Hopes to receive her Master's degree and then begin a career with a biotechnology firm.