Kirkegaard fifth, Ceja ninth to pace UC Davis to a pair of third-place team finishes
Well-rested UC Davis squads compete in second meet of the season on Friday
Freshman Lemak, sophomore Ceja pace Aggies in wins over Sacramento State
UC Davis hosts annual Aggie Open on Saturday to kick-off 2016 campaign
Duo sets collegiate bests to lead the Aggies at Doc Adams Open
2014: Competed in five of the team's eight meets on the year, including helping the Aggies to the Big West Conference title... Crossed the line in a time of 22:19.0 to finish 35th at the conference championships on Nov. 1... Also competed at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing in a time of 23:31.3 to help UC Davis to an 11th place finish as a team... Posted her best finish of the season at the Aggie Open, crossing the line in a time of 15:54 over the 4K course to place 14th... Also posted times of 23:09.8 at the WCC Preview and 24:38.2 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana.
2013: Ran in four meets during her freshman campaign, posting a pair of top-25 finishes... Opened the year with a 12th place finish at the Aggie Open, covering the 4K course in a time of 14:45... Also finished 21st at the Doc Adams Open later in the year, covering the 6K route in a time of 22:46... Posted her best 6K time at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Oct. 19, crossing the line in 21:58.4... Also competed at the Stanford Invitational, finishing in a time of 23:47.
CANYON HS '13: She was captain her Junior and Senior year of High school... Her personal record in the Cross Country 5k stands at 17:09 and is the Century League record holder...Qualified to the CIF State Championships in Cross Country and finished 20th place with an overall time of 18:32... Also ran middle and long distance events in Track... Ran a personal best in the 800 with a 2:15.09... Ran a personal best of 5:00.64 in the 1600... Ran a personal best of 10:56 in the 3200... She was the a 3 year league champion in both the 1600 and 3200... Qualified to the CIF-SS Division Prelims in the 3200 and 1600.
PERSONAL: Parents are Roberta and Ron Goins... Siblings Austin and Rianna also attend UC Davis and compete for the Aggies... Getting accepted to UC Davis is her greatest personal accomplishment... Not many people know that she tried pretty much every sport imaginable, and was either really horrible, or not talented enough until freshman year of high school when she started running cross country -- everything changed from that point on... Earning a Century League title was one of her two most memorable athletics accomplishments... Holding Canyon's all-time record is the other... Chose to attend UC Davis because she felt like she fit in with the team and loved the college town feel... Her parents are her non-sports hero because of their love and support... Becoming an elementary school teacher is her career aspiration... Would love to visit Paris... Follows two superstitions: every night before a race, she would visit to the same pasta place for dinner and, on race day, she always consumed a yellow energy drink... Her advice to others, "Think about how far you have gotten. Not about how far you still have to go."
SELECTED TOP TIMES
|5K||18:51.6||10/3/15||Capital Cross Challenge|
|6K||21:58.4||10/19/13||Santa Clara Invitational|