AS A SENIOR: Ran in four meets during the cross country season … finished fifth out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships in 17:31 … finished 53rd out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships … also ran the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational and the 6K at the Wisconsin Invitational … earned a cross country monogram … opened her indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 3000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … posted a personal-best (5:01.25) in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season … placed third at the season-opening Crusader Invitational in 18:35.10 … finished 29th at the National Catholic Invitational in 18:41 … ran in 11 track and field meets on the year … won the 5,000 meters at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in 17:18.83 … won the 3,000 meters at the indoor Indiana University Relays in 9:57.62 … finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the outdoor Gina Relays in 10:12.76 … other top finishes include sixth at the indoor Blue and Gold Invitational in the 3,000m (10:24.45), seventh in the 1,500 meters at the outdoor Dave Rankin Invitational (4:42.09) and eighth in the mile at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational (5:11.26) … earned a monogram for both sports.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed exclusively with track and field team during her sophomore year … started action at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in the 3,000, finishing ninth in a 10:36.02 … raced in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing fifth with a 5:06.16 … at the Indiana Relays, placed first in the 3,000 after crossing the line at 10:07.91 … placed 55th in the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational, stopping the clock in 5:16.68 … competed in the prelims of the 1,600 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placing 21st with a mark of 5:06.95 … ran the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational, crossing 13th in 4:51.97 … returned to the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, ending in fifth after clocking a 18:10.32 … secured a win at the Border Battle in the 5,000 after freezing the clock at 17:06.71 … competed in both the 1,500 and the 4×400 relay at the Dave Rankin Invitational … finished ninth overall in the 1,500 in 4:43.20 and helped her relay team to a fourth-place result in 4:03.76.
AS A FRESHMAN: Scored a victory in the first event of her career, winning the 1,600 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 5:05.28 … placed fourth in the 1,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener (3:03.44) … returned to the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 12th … finished seventh in the 3,000 at the Indiana Invitational … Notre Dame[apos]s top finisher in the 1,600 at the Meyo Invitational … placed 12th in the 1,600 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (5:01.98) … ran the 1,600 in 5:10.27 to finish 22nd at the Alex Wilson Invitational … ran two events at the Dave Rankin Invitational, finishing 13th in the 800 (2:20.23) and seventh in the 1,500 (4:41.24) … ran the 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eleven- time letterwinner in cross country, track and field and swimming at Bloomington North (Ind.) … captained all three squads and earned all-conference and all-city honors each four years in high school … garnered all-state honors as a junior and senior in track and as a senior in cross country … nine-time conference in regional champion in cross country and track … set school records in the 1,600 (5:02.03), 800 (2:18.2) and 3,200 (10:56) … competed at the National Scholastic Track and Field meet in 2008 … member of the Cougar Leader Council and Habitat for Humanity … National Honor Society president and huddle leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … born in Milwaukee, Wis. … daughter of Ed Hirt and Kathy McTigue … has one younger sister … uncles Tom and Dave McTigue graduated from Notre Dame … graduated from the College of Science with a degree in biological sciences.
HIRT[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|1,000m (Notre Dame Indoor Opener)||3:03.44|
|1,600m (BIG EAST Championships)||5:01.98|
|3,000m (Indiana Relays)||9:57.62|
|5,000m (BIG EAST Indoors)||17:18.76|
HIRT[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|800m (Ole Miss Invitational)||2:18.68|
|1,500m (Ole Miss Invitational)||4:35.89|
|5,000m (Border Battle)||17:06.71|