Tijerra Lynch
Tijerra Lynch
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Ridgeview HS
Position: Distance
Experience: HS

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD JUNIOR (2014): Competed in two events at the UC Irvine Spring Break Meet on March 22 for the Titans during the 2014 outdoor track and field season... in the 1500-meter run she placed 12th with a season-best time of 4:56.12 and in the 4x400m relay race the relay team did not finish.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD JUNIOR (2014): Competed in four events for the Titans during the 2014 track and field season... ran the one-mile run twice with her best time of 5:23.68 coing at the Boise State Team Challenge on Feb. 15 for a ninth place finish... also ran the 3000-meters at the University of Washington Invitational finishing 17th with a time of 10:37.25... ran the women's 4x400m relay at the Boise State Team Challenge helping the Titan place second with a time of 3:54.46, the second best time during the 2014 indoor season. 

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD SOPHOMORE (2013): Competed in two indoor track and field events for the Titans during the 2013 season...had the best 800-meter time for a Titan at the Run for the Dream event in Fresno, Calif., when she finished in fourth after posting a time of 2:27.15...also finished 10th in the one-mile run at the UW Invite in Seattle with a time of 5:28.50. 

CROSS COUNTRY JUNIOR (2013): Competed in seven events during the season…placed in the overall top-25 in four events…ran a season-best 18:18 over the 5K course at the Inter-Region Jamboree in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 4, finishing 79th overall...posted her best finish at the Mustang Challenge in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Sept. 21, covering the 5K course in 19:04.58 to finish 21st overall, and first among Fullerton participants…at the Big West Championships she was fifth among the CSF runners and 45th overall, logging a time of 24:27.3 at the 6K event on Nov. 2…concluded the season competing in another 6K event at the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, Calif., logging a time of 22:50 while finishing in 200th place overall and sixth among Fullerton participants.

TRACK & FIELD SOPHOMORE (2013): Competed in two indoor track and field events for the Titans during the 2013 season...had the best 800-meter time for a Titan at the Run for the Dream event in Fresno, Calif., when she finished in fourth after posting a time of 2:27.15...also finished 10th in the one-mile run at the UW Invite in Seattle with a time of 5:28.50. 

CROSS COUNTRY SOPHOMORE (2012):
Competed in five cross country meets for the Titans..posted a 5k time of 19:01.3 over a 5k course at the Titan Invitational on Oct.19 to finish 37th (23 points)...posted her best 6k time of 22:34.5 at the Big West Conference Championships on Oct.27 to finish 57th overall...ran for the Titans at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 23:09, finishing 186th overall. 

CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2011): Ran in five of the Titans six team cross country meets on the season... posted a 5K time of 19:12.24 to finish 86th (68 points) at the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Oct. 1... followed that up two weeks later with a season-best time of 22:38.28 to place 20th (18 points) at the Northridge Invitational and help the Titans to a fourth-place finish... also broke 23 minutes two other times at the Big West Conference Championships (22:39.7, 49th) on Oct. 29 and UC Riverside Invitational (22:56.3, 100th) on Sept. 17.

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Ran cross country for three seasons under head coach Ada Setser and track for four years... twice named Kern County cross country Runner of the Year in 2008 and 2009... finished third in the CIF Central Section three-straight years... helped the Wolfpack to an undefeated record in league races all three seasons and won 16-of-20 league meets in track over her four prep seasons... four-time all-area selection in track... first-team all-area selection in cross country as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born in Bakersfield, Calif... parents are Myron and Sara... has a brother, Jerrid, who ran cross country and track at Cal State Northridge... majoring in psychology, minoring in liberal studies... lists bike riding and hiking among her hobbies and interests... favorites include: Hart Park in Bakersfield (place to run), Denver Broncos (athletic team), Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Kara Goucher (athletes), The Breakfast Club, 500 Days of Summer, Pineapple Express (movies), Lykke Li, Anthony Green, Common (musical artists), "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (book), Taye Diggs, Gabrielle Union (actor/actress) and Mexican (food).