Bridget Lyons
blank Bridget Lyons
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evans, Ga.

High School:
Greenbrier

Height:
5-2

Event:
Distance

2011: Outdoor - Clocked a personal-best 33:24.95 to take 19th in the 10,000-meter run at the USA Outdoor Championships to improve her No. 2 spot in the school record books...Awarded $7500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for her work in the classroom and on the track...Named a Capital One Second Team Academic All-American...Completed her Lady Bulldog career after finishing 20th in the 10,000 at the NCAA Championships...Honored as one of the recipients of the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Leader of the Year award at the league meetings in Sandestin, Fla., and received a $6000 postgraduate scholarship...Finished second in the 10,000 at the NCAA East Prelims after completing her 25 laps in 33:48.67...Was Georgia's high scorer at the SEC Championships after tallying 16 points with second-place finishes in both the 10,000 and the 5000...Clocked a personal-best time (33:31.14) to win the 10,000 at he Drake Relays to improve her No. 2 spot in the UGA record books...Sped to a career-best time of 16:23.32 to take second in the 5000 at the War Eagle Invite and move up to No. 3 on the all-time list...Finished sixth in the 5000 at the Florida Relays with a time of 16:39.47...Earned runner-up honors in the 1500 (4:35.52) at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational to open her season...Named the state's "Peach of an Athlete" by the Boy Scouts of America for her dedication to the community and excellence on the track and in the classroom.

2010: Outdoor - Completed her season with a career-best time in the 10,000-meter run (34:02.80) to take 21st at the NCAA Championships and improve her No. 2 time in school history...qualified for her first trip to the NCAA meet after finishing ninth in the semifinal round of the 10,000 (34:59.91) at the NCAA East Prelims...named to the ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District first team...won her first conference title after crossing the finish line first in the 10,000 (34:44.88) at the SEC Championships, topping her nearest competitor by 29 seconds...became the team's top scorer (14) at the SEC meet after also taking fifth in the 5000...finished first in the 1500 with a personal-best time of 4:30.25 at the Georgia Invitational...moved up to the No. 2 spot in the UGA record books after registering a time of 34:34.76 in the 10,000 to take sixth at the Mt. SAC Relays...crossed the finish line with a personal-best time of 16:30.85 to take third in the 5000 at the Florida Relays...clocked a career-best 4:31.26 to win the 1500 at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Earned All-SEC Second Team honors after clocking a personal-best 16:18.68 to take second in the 5000-meter run at the SEC Championships...also joined with three teammates to take third in the distance medley relay (11:39.57) at the SEC meet...clocked a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:36.03 in the 5000 to finish fourth at the Tyson Invitational...was fourth in the 3000 with a personal-best time of 9:37.24 at the Kentucky Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Named co-captain...Earned runner-up honors at the 5K Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual Meet after crossing the finish line in 18:01...Finished second for the second race in a row after clocking a 19:16.51 at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational...Took 64th at the Notre Dame Invitational after clocking a season-best time of 17:40...Was the Lady Bulldogs' second finisher at the 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals after taking 39th place (21:28.9)...Had a personal-best finish at the 6K SEC Championships, taking 11th with a time of 21:45.03.

2009 Outdoor: Managed a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meter run (36:02.60) at the SEC Championships...also finished ninth in the 5000 at the SEC meet with a personal-best time of 17:01.74...moved into the No. 6 spot in the school record books in the 10,000 after clocking a 35:38.73 to take 24th at the Mt. SAC Relays...crossed the 1500 finish line with a personal-best time of 4:40.51 at the Spec Towns Invitational...took first in the 3000 with a time of 10:05.42 during a dual meet with Georgia Tech...won her first collegiate meet after clocking a 4:47.52 in the 1500 at the Georgia Relays.

2009 Indoor: Took 12th in the 5000-meter run at the SEC Championships after crossing the finish line in 17:24.93...finished second in the 3000 at the Virginia Tech Elite after completing her final lap in 17:35.48.

2008 Cross Country: Took fourth at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet after clocking an 11:25 in the 3200-meter run...Finished fifth at the 5K Catamount Classic after recording a time of 18:29.52...Was 35th (17:30.90) and the Lady Bulldogs' third finisher at the 5K Tiger Invitational...Took 108th place and was the third scorer for Georgia at the 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:55.6...Finished just outside Georgia's top five finishers after taking 33rd (21:59.66) at the 6K SEC Championships...Scored for the Lady Bulldogs after taking 39th place (22:20.90) at the NCAA South Regionals.

2008 Outdoor:Finished fifth in the 5000-meter run (18:34.16) at the Spec Towns Invitational.

2008 Indoor: Registered a career-best 3000 time of 10:24.91 to take 13th at SEC Championships.

2007 Cross Country: Clocked a 19:32.98 (25th) at the season-opening Covered Bridge Open...Finished 18th (18:51.34) at the Bulldog Stampede...Clocked a 22:09 at the 6K Bill Dellinger Invitational.

2007 Indoor: Finished fourth at the Carolina Invitational with a 5000 time of 18:55.86...clocked a season-best 10:43.24 to finish 16th in the 3000 at the Diet Pepsi Invitational.

2006 Cross Country: Gained experience at the SEC Championships (23:56.41) and competed on the team that finished second at the conference meet...Instrumental during Georgia¹s 2K dual meet win over Western Carolina...Started her career a Georgia with a top-30 finish at the Western Carolina Open as the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a win over the six-team field.

High School: Three-time region cross country champion...Personal-best time of 19:20 in the 5K...Third-place cross country finish as a senior and fifth-place finish as a sophomore...Augusta Runner of the Year in 2005...Never ran track in high school...Most Valuable Player for her varsity soccer team in 2006...Graduated with honors and in the top 5 percent of her class and was a Georgia Certificate of Merit recipient.

Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1988...Majoring in Biology.

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