Christi Ireland is in her 11th year as a full-timeassistant coach for cross-country and track and field. She hasplayed an integral role in the revitalization of the Bulldog crosscountry and distance programs. With her knowledge and enthusiasmthe Elis look to remain on the national scene.
A 1993 graduate of Georgetown, Ireland was an eight-time NCAAAll-American (four cross country and four track). She placed thirdin the 10,000m at the NCAAs during both her freshman and senioryears. In the 5,000m at the Indoor NCAAs she placed fifth herjunior year and fourth as a senior. In the fall of 1992 she wasrunner-up in the Big East Cross Country Championships. In thespring of 1993 she was both the Penn Relays and Big East 10,000mchampion, as well as the Outdoor ECAC 3,000m and 5,000m champion.Her PRs include 4:45 for the mile, 16:04 for the 5k and 33:40 forthe 10k.
Prior to coming to Yale, Ireland was the Fitness Director atGeorgetown's Yates Fieldhouse. Her husband, Dan, is the men'scross-country coach at Yale University. They have three children,Jacob, Alaina and Addison.