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    Crysta Swayzer  
    Crysta Swayzer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, TX

    High School:
    Westbury

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    04/07/1986


    AS A JUNIOR: Key member of the Irish women's sprint group who earned all-BIG EAST honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... ran well at the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking a season-best 24.99 in the 200 meters and 55.98 in the 400 ... established her season-best 400 meters at the Meyo Invitational, running 55.72 ... also won the 500 meters at the meet, crossing the line in 1:13.51 ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in all three events ... concentrated on the 500 meters at the league meet ... emerged from the prelims in second place after running 1:13.04, the eighth-fastest mark in school history ... ran even faster in the finals, placing third with a time of 1:12.26, the second-best mark in Notre Dame history ... that finished earned her all-conference honors, and she also picked up all-BIG EAST laurels with the 4x400-meter relay (3:41.51, second place) ... now owns four career indoor all-BIG EAST honors ... established a career-best mark in the 200 meters at the Arizona State Invitational ... ran 55.00 outdoors over 400 meters at the Azusa Pacific Invitational ... dropped that time to 54.81 at the Long Beach Invitational ... stepped up to 800 meters at the Central Collegiate Championship, qualifying for the BIG EAST meet with a time of 2:12.46 ... ran the 400 meters at the outdoor BIG EAST Championship, qualifying for the event final in 55.07 ... finished fourth overall, just behind two of her Notre Dame teammates and outside of all-conference range ... however, did grab her first outdoor all-BIG EAST honors as a member of the victorious 4x400-meter relay ... was honored with teammates Maryann Erigha, Okechi Ogbuokiri and Joanna Schultz ... ran a career best in the 400 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational of 54.74, almost qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional ... appears capable of making the step up to national qualification in 2008 ... one of the most experienced sprinters on the team.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Showed progress early in her second season with the Irish ... posted a huge career best in the indoor 400 meters at the Blue & Gold Invitational, also running a season-best time of 55.82 to qualify for the BIG EAST Championship ... posted a 200-meter league qualifying time at the Blue & Gold meet, covering the distance in 25.22 seconds ... did not compete throughout the rest of the 2006 track season.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Added strong depth to the Irish sprint group ... took second in the 400 meters at the Blue & Gold Invitational, posting a time of 58.34 ... established her current career best in the 500 meters at the Notre Dame Opener, running 1:15.23 ... competed well at the Notre Dame Invitational, taking fourth in the 200 meters in 26.05 and third in the 400 in 57.51 ... ran 1:15.35 over 500 meters for third place at the Meyo Invitational ... ran in three events at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the distance medley relay with Stephanie Madia, Sunni Olding, and Brianne Schmidt (second, 11:32.29) ... nearly earned another all-BIG EAST honor in the 4x400 meter relay by finishing third in 3:47.99 with Okechi Ogbuokiri, Tiffany Gunn, and Maryann Erigha ... also competed in the 500 meters at the league meet, finishing tenth in 1:16.99 ... got off to a fast start in the outdoor season with a 56.97 time in the 400 meters at the Willie Williams Invitational ... ran 25.79 in the 200 meters at the Dr. Pepper Invitational ... set a new career best in the outdoor 400 meters at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, running 56.58 for third ... competed in two events at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, placing ninth in the 400 meters with a career-best 56.15 and taking sixth with the 4x400 meter relay ... teammates on the relay included Ogbuokiri, Erigha and Brienne Davis.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track as a sprinter at Westbury High School ... collected All-America honors her senior season as a member of the 4x400 and 4x200 meter relay teams that competed at the 2004 Nike national indoor meet ... team captain for three seasons and named team MVP her senior campaign ... regional champion as a freshman ... her Houston Heat summer track team captured first-place in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays at the Junior Olympic National Championship in 2003 ... born April 7, 1986 in Houston, Texas ... has one younger brother ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.

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