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Navy Women's Cross Country - NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship

NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 Princess Anne, Md.


Army-Navy Women's Cross Country Meet

Army vs. Navy (Star Meet) Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 USNA Cross Country Course Annapolis, Md.

Bernal's Career Honors:
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2008)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2008)

• Ran in six races as a junior
• Produced three top-20 finishes
• Served as a displacing scorer in Navy's win at the Patriot League Championship with a 14th-place time of 22:06.4
• Landed in ninth place during the Star Meet against Army with a 23:10 performance
• Came in 16th place at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational courtesy of her 19:59.60 clocking over the 5k course
• Followed with a 24th-place showing at the Fordham Invitational with a 5k time of 19:57.83

• Saw action in six meets during her sophomore year
• Scored once and finished among the top 25 twice
• Recorded Navy's fourth-best time, a 23:42 clocking, during the JV race of the Paul Short Invitational
• Placed 19th in the Star Meet at Army
• Followed that with a 38th-place time of 22:57.1 at the Patriot League Championship
• Finished 23rd at the Dartmouth Invitational with a 21:59.8 showing
• One week later in the Salty Seadog Invitational, she crossed the finish line in 24:06 to land in 34th place
• Began the year with a 58th-place performance at the Covered Bridge Open

• Competed in one meet as a rookie
• Placed 14th with a time of 17:55 in the 4,200-meter race at the Harry Lang Invitational

Navy Track Career Bests:
• 3,000m - 10:42.86
• 5,000m - 18:07.00
• 10,000m - 38:46.77

High School:
• 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

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