Aggies battle some of the nation's best for berths to NCAA Championship
Final home meet of 2013 precedes NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento next weekend
Three Aggies finish in the top 10 for both the men and women
San Luis Obispo lies ahead as championship season begins
Melinda Zavala is fourth overall while Eric Neill was 22nd
MONTEREY HS '12: Highlighed senior cross country season with ninth-place finish in California State Div. II Championships... Won a trio of Monterey Bay Athletic League titles and was third in her section at the Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational in October... Had career-best time of 18:51 for three-mile race in 2011... Also advanced to the state meet as a sophomore and junior... Captured 3,200 league title in 2012 and advanced to CIF-Central Coast Section semifinals... Had 10:44.52 PR in event at 2011 Stanford Invitational... Has 5:01.82 PR in 1,600, also from 2011 season... Was fifth at CCS Championships in 3,200... Helped lead team to league titles in both sports... Cross country team captain for three seasons and two-time captain for track and field... Graduated with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Parents are Joseph and Mary Welsh... Oldest of three siblings, including James and Cameron... Majoring in biological sciences and hopes to have a career in marine biology... Can ride a unicycle and was a member of her high school orchestra.