UND Roster

2015-16 Track and Field Roster

Amber Lalla

Sprints


Class Senior
Hometown Las Cruces, NM
High School Mayfield
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 2015 Second Team All-American (outdoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2013 Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
  • 2013 & 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
  • 2014 & 2015 ACC Outdoor 4×400-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor 4×400-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2015 First Team All-ACC (outdoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2014 All-ACC (indoor 4×400-meter relay, distance medley relay)
  • 2013 All-BIG EAST (distance medley relay, outdoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2013 & 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
  • 2012 & 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star

AS A SENIOR: Competed in 15 meets for the Irish, specializing in sprints and relays … started the track season at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters (56.87) and eighth in the ‘B’ 4×400-meter relay (4:05.39) … snagged a sixth-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:54.40) … placed first in the 4×400 meter relay (3:37.20) and 19th in the 400 meter dash (54.06) at the Meyo Invitational … finished second in the 4×400 meter (3:39.15) and 13th in the 400 meters (55.91) at the Spire DI Invitational … earned a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (55.35) … snagged second team All-ACC honors as the 4×400-meter relay squad placed third at the indoor championships (3:37.56) … also placed 17th in the 400 meter prelims at the ACC Indoor Championships (55.88) … snared fourth place in the 4×200-meter relay (1:36.31) and seventh in the 4×400-meter relay (3:40.03) at the Texas Relays … won the 4×400-meter relay (3:35.17) while also placing 15th in the 200 meter dash (24.74) and 19th in the 400 meter dash (55.21) at the Stanford Invitational … took the top spot in the 400 meters at the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge (54.18) … finished out a stellar performance at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with a second-place finish in the 4×400 meter relay (3:37.13) … won the 4×400 meter relay (3:33.21) and snagged a fifth-place finish in the 400 meter dash (53.84) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … placed third in the 4×400-meter relay (3:35.13) and snagged a 10th-place finish in the sprint medley relay (3:57.70) at the prestigious Drake Relays … earned a first-place finish in the 200 meters (24.00) and placed second in the 400 meter dash (53.56) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … helped the Irish set the school and ACC Outdoor Championships record in capturing the title in the 4×400-meter relay for the second year in a row (3:31.17), good for first team All-ACC recognition … also finished ninth in the 200 meters prelims (23.98) … qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in both the open 400 meters and 4×400-meter relay … advanced through the first and second rounds of the preliminary championships to help the 4×400 team earn a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing in 10th in the quarterfinals (3:31.44) … also placed 19th in the quarterfinals of the 400 meters (53.25) … earned second team All-America honors when the 4×400-meter relay squad finished 12th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:35.62) … named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team … selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team … earned a monogram. 

AS A JUNIOR:Competed in 15 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season … was a member of two relay teams at the ACC Indoor Championships: helped the 4×400 team to a second place finish (3:40.05) while also aiding the distance medley relay team to a second place finish (11:16.59) … was a member of the Irish’s third place 4×400 relay team (3:40.50) at the SPIRE Invitational … placed 21st in the 400m dash (58.38) at the New Mexico Team Invitational … was a member of the Irish’s first place 4×400 relay team at the ACC Outdoor Championships … helped the same relay team to a second place finish in the preliminary round at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 15 meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor season… capped off the year with a 19th place finish as a member of the 4x400m relay team (3:38.22) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn honorable mention All-America honors … the 4x400m relay team placed first at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (3:37.15) to secure all-BIG EAST accolades … was a part of the second place 4x400m team (3:34.39) at the Drake Relays … had a successful Polytan Invitational with a third place finish in the 400m (57.95) and a first place finish with the 4x400m relay team (3:42.97) … member of the 4x400m relay team at the Louisville Border Battle that finished fourth (3:51.77) … placed third as a part of the distance medley relay (11:07.32) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to secure all-BIG EAST honors … placed fourth in the 600m run (1:36.80) at the Indiana University Relays … helped the 4x400m relay team finish fourth at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (3:52.85) … started off the year at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a second place finish in the 500m (1:16.23) and a second place finish with the 4x400m relay team (3:52.19) … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection (track & field) … earned first monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in eleven meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season … participated in the 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay, and 500m dashes … recorded 10 top-10 finishes … placed second with her team in the 4x400m relay at GVSU Bob Eubanks Open with a time of 3:51.50 … achieved her personal best in the 500m dash (1:16.74) at the Meyo Invitational … set a personal record in the 200m dash (25.51) at the Polytan Invitational … set additional career bests in the indoor 400m dash with a time of 57.12 at the Alex Wilson Invitational and outdoor (57.91) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Amber Lalla graduated from Mayfield High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered all four years in track & field … team MVP as a junior and senior … relayed the 2008 state championship 1,600-meter relay team … 400-meter relay team won back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011 … runner-up in the 400-meter dash in 2008 and 2011, while placing fourth and third, respectively, in 2009 and 2010 … finished fourth in the 200 meters in 2011 … extra-curricular activities included being a member of the National Honor Society, student government, Key Club, Spanish Club, National Hispanic Institute and Holy Cross Youth Ministry … was president of the Spanish Club and also the senior class public relations officer … was a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist … graduated in the top 10 percent of class … was a Burger King Scholar and was a Bright Star Dental Healthcare scholarship recipient … born to Michael and Sharon Lalla in Huntsville, Ala. … has an older brother, Levi, and an older sister, Christal … enrolled in the College of Sciences and is majoring in biological sciences with a minor in peace studies from the College of Arts & Letters.