WSU CAREER. REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2004-05): Cross Country - Redshirt season...ran unattached in four races...Indoor - Reached pair of PRs...800m time of 1:53.21i at WSU Open (1/22/05, Pullman)...mile time of 4:09.37i for 12th in prelims at MPSF Championships (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Ran a 1500m NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 3:48.09 at Stanford Invite (3/26/05)...was struck by a bicyclist riding on a sidewalk as he started his training run April 13...impact of the collision caused serious facial injuries, including broken bones around his right eye which were surgically repaired April 19...trained for three weeks and competed at the Pac-10 Championships where finished 12th in 1500m with time of 3:55.55 (5/15/05, Los Angeles)...ran 4:03.03 in 1500m prelims at NCAA West Region (5/27/05, Eugene) and did not advance to final.
JUNIOR (2003-04): Cross Country - Competed in four races for WSU, scoring in one...finished 58th overall and seventh on team at Pac-10 Championships (11/1/03, Pullman)...at NCAA West Regional (11/15/03, Portland) ran best race of the season with 80th place (fifth on team)...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Cross Country - At Pac-10 Championships finished 68th overall, seventh on team...reached 79th place (fifth on team) at NCAA West Regional Meet...Indoor - WSU leader in mile with time of 4:10.72i (3/1/03, Seattle)...also had top time in 800m of 1:53.53...finished seventh in 800m at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Ran PR time in 1500m of 3:53.38 (5/3/03, Seattle)...struggled at Pac-10 Champs and finished 17th in 1500m.
FRESHMAN (2001-02): Cross Country - Ran to a 68th place finish (seventh on team) at the Pac-10 Championships and 79th (fifth on team) at the West Regional championships...Indoor - Ran top 800m time of 1:53.40i at Vandal Indoor (2/15/02, Moscow)...lead runner on the freshman school record distance medley relay with time of 10:05.44i at McDonald's Last Chance (3/2/02, Moscow)...Outdoor - Best time in 800m outdoor was 1:53.86...best time in 1500m is 4:01.93.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters at Skyline High both track and cross country for coach Brendan Hyland...was 3A state champion in the 1600m (4.18) and was runner-up in the 800m (1.55) his senior season...placed second in the Wash. vs. Ore. Meet of Champions in the 1500m (3.57)...was runner-up in the 1600m at state his junior year...was the cross country team captain his sophomore through junior seasons...was the track team captain his senior year...ran with the Cascade Striders for three years for coach Jim Beebe...ran with the Federal Way Track Club for coach Darryl Genest for one season.
PERSONAL. Justin David Ireland was born on 5/12/83, at Syracuse, N.Y...mother Denise is a CPA assistant...father David is in facility management and a WSU grad...brother Keith...sister Michelle...majoring in management information systems.
IRELAND'S WSU BESTS 800m - 1:53.21i (2005) Mile - 4:09.37i (2005) 1500m - 3:48.09 (2005)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2005 1500m 12th 3:55.55
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2005 1500m 28th (prelim) 4:03.03