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    Maryann Erigha  
    Maryann Erigha

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stone Mountain, GA

    High School:
    Chamblee

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    11/11/1984


    AS A JUNIOR: Continued her reign as the top Irish threat in the short sprints and added 60-meter school record to her resume ... won both the 60 and 200 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... took top honors in the 60 meters at the Meyo Invitational, besting a field of 33 athletes on the way to an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 7.42 seconds; that time also set a career best and new school record in the event, besting Ayesha Boyd's mark of 7.44 set in 2002 ... took second in the 200 meters at the Meyo, running 23.74 to set another provisional qualifier ... won her second BIG EAST title at the indoor league meet, running 24.06 (prelims) and 23.96 (finals) to win the 200-meter competition ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 60 meter dash, placing third in 7.47 ... scored points as a member of the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay as well ... her point scoring was a critical factor in the Irish winning the team title ... bettered her 60-meter school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational, running 7.38 seconds and also ran 23.90 to win the 200 meters ... came out strong in the Cal Poly Invitational to start the outdoor campaign, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.66 (10th-best in school history) and 24.05 seconds, respectively; also earned an NCAA Mideast Regional qualification in the 100 meters ... won the 100-meter title at the Arizona Jim Click Shootout (11.67) ... took fourth in the 100 meters at the Mount SAC Relays, running 11.65 and also ran 23.98 in the 200 meters for sixth ... earned another regional mark at the Central Collegiate Championship, competing with teammates Brienne Davis, Okechi Ogbuokiri and Domenique Manning to run 45.67 in the 4x100-meter relay ... earned more all-BIG EAST honors in the 100 meters at the outdoor league meet, taking third in 11.65 after placing first in the preliminaries in 11.60 ... ran a season-best and regionally-qualifying time in the 200-meter prelims at 23.76 seconds (placed fifth in the final heat) ... also ran on the fourth-place 4x100-meter relay team ... ran a season-best time in the 100 meters to finish 12th at the NCAA Mideast Regional in 11.53 seconds ... also took 11th in the 200 meters in 23.91, narrowly missing the regional final for the second time in the meet ... also proved her worth in the classroom, earning second-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V honors ... will look to make an even bigger splash nationally during the 2006-07 season ... already owns school record with 10 career all-conference citations (five indoor, five outdoor) ... has stranglehold on Irish career top-10 lists, with 10 of top 11 60-meter times, five of top six indoor 200-meter marks, eight of the top 10 100-meter times and five of the top nine outdoor 200-meter marks.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Emerged as Notre Dame's top sprinter and a bona fide championship contender ... won 15 competitions throughout the 2005 track and field season ...topped her 2004 season bests at the Blue & Gold Invitational, running 7.47 in the 60 meters and 24.34 in the 200 meters ... won both events at the Notre Dame Opener ... set a career best in the 200 meters at the Meyo Invitational, running 23.85 for first place while also running 7.48 for third in the 60 meters ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the indoor 60 meters and 200 meters -- ran 7.52 for second in the 60 meters and 24.09 for second in the 200 meters ... also ran the 4x400 meter relay with Tiffany Gunn, Crysta Swayzer and Okechi Ogbuokiri (third, 3:47.99) ... concluded the indoor season by tying a (then) career best in the 60 meters in 7.47 and setting a new career best in the 200 meters with a 23.60 effort ... her 23.60 mark also tied the school record in the event ... ran well at the first two outdoor meets before exploding for two firsts at the Mount SAC Relays ... won the 100 meters in 11.28 seconds and took the 200 meters in 23.28 seconds to cap an outstanding meet ... her 11.28 mark set a new school record ... competed in four events at the outdoor BIG EAST meet ... earned her first BIG EAST title in the 100 meters, running 11.69 ... also garnered all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 meters with a 24.10 mark and in the 4x100 meter relay with teammates Ogbuokiri, Domenique Manning, and Brienne Davis (46.46) ... scored more BIG EAST points in a sixth-place, 3:47.03 effort with the 4x400 meter relay that also featured Ogbuokiri, Swayzer and Davis ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 100 and 200 meter dashes ... finished seventh and eighth, respectively, and earned bids to the NCAA Championship in both events ... failed to make the NCAA finals in either event due to injuries.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Posted strong performances at the beginning of the indoor season, then the end of the outdoor season in 2004 ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet and ran a season-best in her first race of the year, posting a 7.55 effort at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... ended up eighth in the 60 meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship (8.04) after running a 7.63 in the preliminaries ... qualified for the BIG EAST outdoor meet in both the 100 and 200 meters ... became one of the top 200 meter runners in the Midwest during the late portion of the 2004 outdoor campaign ... won both the 100 and 200 meters at the Purdue Invitational (12.03, 24.29) ... finished sixth in the 100 meters and seventh in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... ran a 23.89 200-meter race at the Georgia Tech Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional ... eventually ran a personal-best 23.70 in the 200 meters at the regional meet to finish 10th overall ... earned first all-conference honor of her career at the league outdoor meet, helping the 4x100-meter team of Ayesha Boyd, Kristen Dodd and Tricia Floyd finish third in 46.19.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in both indoor and outdoor track at Chamblee High School as a sprint specialist ... two-time Georgia state champion in 100 and 200 meters ... state champion in three different classifications (AA, AAA and AAAA) during her four-year career ... ran personal bests of 11.75 in 100 and 23.83 in 200-meter outdoor events ... ran personal best indoor times in 200 meters (24.5), 60 meters (7.70), 55 meters (7.09) and 50 meters (6.58) ... established DeKalb County record of 24.02 in 200 meters ... member of 4x100 relay team that broke the Junior Olympic National record in Buffalo, N.Y. with a time of 44.79 ... born Nov. 3, 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas ... daughter of Esther and John Erigha ... youngest of three children ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major (3.788 cumulative grade-point average through spring 2006) ... earned Dean's List honors in the spring 2005 term after posting a perfect 4.0 semester GPA.

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