A versatile sprinter and hurdler, she established herself as an SPAL standout as a freshman, reaching the California State Meet in 1978 and ’79 with the school’s outstanding sprint relay teams. During the ’78 season, her 330 hurdle time of 48.8 led the Central Coast Section. At Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo, she competed in the 400-meter hurdles and relays as the Lady Mustangs won the Division II National Championship in 1982. Subsequently, she started in centerfield for the softball team in 1983-84, despite no high school experience, and coached girls softball in Redwood City and San Carlos after graduation. She enjoys a successful career in air conditioning and refrigeration engineering.