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AS A SENIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... finished second out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:29.5) ... placed 16th out of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:29.5) ... placed 90th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:02) ... finished 22nd out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:14.1) ... finished 20th out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:49), earning All-Region honors ... placed 114th out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (21:25.0) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in six meets during the indoor track & field season ... recorded a first place finish among 11 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational one mile run (4:46.88) ... followed up that performance by crossing the finish line first once again, this time among 14 runners in the New Mexico Team Invitational 3000m run (9:46.08) ... competed in three events at the ACC Indoor Championships: placed fourth of 10 runners in the one mile run finals (4:44.85), finished 13th of 27 runners in the 3000m run (9:40.88) and was a critical element of the Irish's third place distance medley relay team ... aided the same distance medley relay team to a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... competed in five meets during the outdoor track & field season ... had two impressive performances at the ACC Outdoor Championships: placed 12th in the 1500m run finals (4:39.59) and finished second of 20 runners in the 3000m steeplechase (10:11.52) ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3000m steeplechase with a 10th place finish among 48 runners at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round ... capped the outdoor season and her collegiate career with an eighth place finish among 12 runners in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 3000m steeplechase (9:54.27).
b>AS A JUNIOR: Ran in four meets during the cross country season, highlighted by all-region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet ... took 23rdout of 217 runners at the 6K meet (20:56) as the Irish finished third out of 32 teams ... finished 98thout of 253 runners at the 6K NCAA Championship meet (20:47.9) as Notre Dame took 15thout of 31 teams ... crossed the line 40th out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championship meet (22:24.98) to help the Irish finish fifth out of 15 teams ... opened year with a 154thplace finish out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:06) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 12 meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor season... highlight of two seasons included first team All-America honors in the distance medley relay during the indoor season and a first team All-America citation in the 3,000m steeplechase during the outdoor season ... helped the DMR team cross the line in seventh place (11:01.49) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... capped off strong season with an eighth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:57.26) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... also earned an indoor all-BIG EAST citation with the DMR team that placed third at the league meet ... at the outdoor meet, earned two all-BIG EAST scrolls after finishing first in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:11.07) while also helping the 4x800m relay team finish second (8:44.13) ... in between championships, also had several strong performances ... started off the season by finishing first in the 3,000m (9:40.02) run at the Blue & Gold Invitational indoor meet ... placed second in the mile (4:56.04) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... member of the 4x800m relay team that placed first at the Indiana University Relays ... set a personal best in the 3,000m (9:33.60) and placed eighth and the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to score one point for the Irish ... finished second at the Alex Wilson Invitational with the distance medley relay team ... finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:10.18) at the Stanford Invitational ... assisted the 4x800m relay team to a first place finish (8:33.65) at the Drake Relays ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's outdoor track & field ... earned a track & field monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Ran in six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... placed 27th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:03.5) and 28th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (21:22.3) ... also ran for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships (21:19.0) ... opened campaign with a third place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:24) ... took 32nd place out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:40) and 85th out of 305 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:09.2) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in 12 meets during the track & field season ... ran in the 1,500m run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, advancing to the semifinals and finishing 19th overall (4:26.34) ... finished fifth overall in the 1,500m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (4:26.55) ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800m relay as the four-member squad took second (8:37.65) ... helped the 4x800m relay team cross the line in first place (8:35.89) at the prestigious Drake Relays ... finished third at the Polytan Invitational (10:30.29) and Stanford Invitational (10:25.82) in the 3,000m steeplechase ... took second in the 1,500m run at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (4:20.18) ... also finished second in the 1,500m at the Victor Lopez Classic (4:27.01) ... helped the women's distance medley relay team take second at the Alex Wilson Invitational (11:04.45) ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the indoor 4x800m relay (8:39.24) ... also placed fourth in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (4:49.04) ... finished fifth in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:43.88) ... helped the indoor 4x800m relay team win at the Indiana Relays (8:54.80) ... also placed fourth in the 3,000m run at same meet (9:34.15) ... opened indoor season with a runner-up finish in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:46.32) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Put together strong first season as a member of the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams ... competed in four cross country meets ... finished 13th (18:08) at the National Catholic Championships ... finished 24th at the Great Lakes Regional (21:25.22) to earn all-region accolades ... impressive track & field season saw a fifth- place finish in the mile at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships in a time of 4:54.66 ... also placed well at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in both the 4x800m relay and the 3,000m steeplechase ... placed fourth overall in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:51.63...finished with a personal best 10:46.14 in the 3,000m steeplechase for ninth place at the meet...closed out season with an appearance at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary meet in the 1,500m run ... opened busy track & field season for the Irish at the Blue & Gold Invitational, competing in the mile...placed second overall with a time of 4:59.91...competed in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing third overall with a time of 9:54.67...pulled in a second place finish in the 4x800mm relay at the Indiana University Relays with a time of 9:00.04...finished second overall in that same meet in the mile with a time of 4:56.04...competed in the Meyo Invitational in both the 1,000m run and the mile...placed fifth in the mile with a time of 4:56.75...finished seventh in the 1,000m with a time of 2:54.47 ... competed in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational running the event in 4:52.67 for 19th place...continued her season at the Stanford Invitational in both the 800m and 1,500m runs...ran a personal best 2:16.43 in the 800m run...finished the 1,500m in a time of 4:37.70 for fourth place...competed in the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle running a personal best 10:46.94 in the 3,000m steeplechase for third place overall in the event...made a successful showing at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational placing first in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.48...placed ninth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:37.60...ran a personal best in the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.73 at the Gina Relays... earned monograms in both sports.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Ran both cross country and middle distance while attending Billing Senior (Mont.), lettering eight times ... all-state in both every year, while going on to be her cross country team captain in her junior and senior seasons ... won state in track in each of her three final campaigns ... member of the National Honor Society as well as the Environmental Club ... born in Burlington, Vt. ... daughter of Kathleen and Chuck Aragon ... father was an All-American on the cross country and track & field teams for Notre Dame ... has two siblings, Danielle, a fellow runner on the Notre Dame cross country and track & field teams, and Christina ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in pre-professional studies with a minor in poverty studies.
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