As a Junior: Ran in six meets for the Irish…competed in the 400m IH, 800m and the 500m on the season…set her indoor best time for the Irish in the 500m and the 800m…stopped the clock in 1:16.32 in the 500m at the Blue and Gold Meet…crossed the finish line in 2:18.96 at the Notre Dame Invitational to earn her best mark in the 800m…at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational, crossed the line of 800m in 2:17.24 to earn her best outdoor mark in the event on the season…stopped the clock in 1:05.63 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational to earn her best season mark for the 400m IH.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted a career-best mark in the 500 meters with her time of 1:18.25 at the Meyo Invitational … top finisher among Irish competitors in the 600 meters at the Windsor Team Challenge (1:37.35) … top 400-meter hurdle specialist for the Irish outdoors … qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the event … bettered her finish from 2006, this time placing 12th in a career-best time of 1:03.31 … will look to make reach the BIG EAST final in 2008.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ran the longer sprints for the Irish squad, serving as the team[apos]s top threat in the 400-meter hurdles outdoors … ran 1:18.93 over 500 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … top 400-meter effort of the indoor season came at the Meyo Invitational where she ran 59.65 seconds … helped score points for the Irish on the way to their team championship with strong effort in the relays, teaming with Maryann Erigha, Brienne Davis, and Okechi Ogbuokiri to take sixth in the 4×400-meter relay in 3:46.70 … also ran the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay to help the Irish finish third in the event at the BIG EAST indoor meet, posting a time of 11:37.41 (was joined by Ramsey Kavan, Jacqueline Carter and Amy Kohlmeier) … opened outdoor season by running 1:05.43 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational … took second in the event at the Indy Relays, posting a time of 1:04.54 … qualified for the BIG EAST outdoor meet in the 400-meter hurdles, running a season-best time of 1:03.75 in the preliminaries to finish 14th … will look to bid for all-conference honors in 2006-07.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner in track and field at Santa Margarita H.S. … team captain her senior season… three-time all conference athlete … Serra League champion in 300m hurdles junior year, league champion in 400 her senior year … ran personal best times in the 300m hurdles and the 4x400m relay at the 2004 Arcadia Invitational meet … holds school record in shuttle hurdles … born Sept. 8, 1987 in Newport Beach, Calif. … daughter of Donna and Kary Yergler … one of three children … sister, Ashley, is a junior rower at the University of San Diego … enrolled in the College of Science as a Science/Pre-Professional major.