Blugold Hall of Fame
Lisa Marshall (Irsfeld)
Lisa Marshall Irsfeld competed just two years at UWEC after transferring in from Colorado State but made the most of her limited competition. She was a two-time conference champion and two-time NCAA Division III national champion in the discus. Only two conference champions have ever thrown farther than Lisa in winning their conference title. She broke the school record in the 1994 nationals and then bettered that mark the following year at the conference meet. She broke the record a final time at the 1995 nationals with a throw of 161 feet, 11 inches, a standard that still stands.
A corporate fitness major at Eau Claire, Irsfeld went on to get her K-12 Teaching License in Healthy and Phy Ed from Augsburg College and her Masters of Arts Education from St. Mary's University. Since 2001, she has been a seventh grade health and physical education teacher in the Mahtomedi School District. From 1996-2002, she coached shot and discus at North St. Paul High School. She was the head track coach at Mahtomedi High School, her alma mater, from 2003-05 and assistant coach for throws at Mahtomedi in 2006-07. She has been the assistant cross country coach at Mahtomedi since 2004.
Among her honors, Irsfeld was the St. Paul Suburban Conference Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year in 2001. She has been a volunteer at the Twin Cities Marathon the past six years.
She and her husband Jeff, who owns his own landscaping and maintenance business, have two children: Peyton, age 7, and Harrison, age 4.