Christi Ireland enters her eighth year as a full-time assistant coach for cross country and track and field. During the past seven years she has played an integral role in the revitalization of the Bulldog cross country and distance programs. With her knowledge and enthusiasm the Bulldogs look to remain on the national scene. A 1993 graduate of Georgetown, Ireland was an eight-time NCAA All-American (4 cross country and 4 track). She placed third in the 10,000m at NCAAs during her freshman and senior years. At the Indoor NCAAs in the 5,000 she placed 5th her junior year and 4th as a senior. In the fall of 1992 she was runner-up in the Big East Cross Country Championships and in the spring of 1993 she was the Penn Relays and Big East 10,000m champion, as well as the Outdoor ECAC 3000 and 5000m champion. Her PRs include 4:44 for the mile, 16:04 for the 5k and 33:30 for the 10k. Prior to coming to Yale, Ireland was the Fitness Director at Georgetown's Yates Fieldhouse. Her husband, Dan, is the men's cross-country coach at Yale. They have three children, Jacob, Alaina and Addision, who are both big track fans.