The Navy women's track team won two of the meet's final three events to stage a dramatic, come-from-behind victory and capture the 2009 Patriot League Indoor Championships.
Navy Track Career Bests:
3,000m - 10:42.86
5,000m - 18:07.00
10,000m - 38:46.77
Attended Mount de Sales Academy, where she earned four letters in cross country and track
Won the state championship as a senior with a time of 19:32
Followed that performance up with a 12:09 clocking to win the 3,200-meter run at the state track & field championship
Also crowned the regional champion during her junior campaign
Was a four-time all-state cross country runner
Served as the cross country team captain during her junior and senior seasons
Daughter of Kathleen and Ben Bernal
Born April 14, 1988, in Torrance, Calif.
Majoring in chemistry