Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods
Five men, seven women selected for academic honor
Barber, Bamgbose wrap weekend as first-team All-Americans
Irish men wrap stay at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Junior standout dominates in final laps to grab gold in 10,000 meters
NCAA Outdoor Championships
NCAA East Preliminary Day 2
2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 1
ACC Outdoor Championships
The Irish host the last-chance meet, the Alex Wilson Invitational on Friday and Saturday to finish out the indoor season.
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’ 4x400-meter relay (4:05.39) ... snagged a sixth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:54.40) ... placed first in the 4x400 meter relay (3:37.20) and 19th in the 400 meter dash (54.06) at the Meyo Invitational ... finished second in the 4x400 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 4x400-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 4x200-meter relay (1:36.31) and seventh in the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.03) at the Texas Relays ... won the 4x400-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 4x400 meter relay (3:37.13) ... won the 4x400 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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-meter relay … advanced through the first and second rounds of the preliminary championships to help the 4x400 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 4x400-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 4x400 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 4x400 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 4x400 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.
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