The 22-year-old from Toronto, who spent last season on the sidelines due to injury, showed she's back to her best by claiming her first national title and her third Canadian Championships podium. She has now guaranteed World Cup spots in all disciplines thanks to her Nor-Am title.
"I was looking for a national title. It's very cool to have one — it gives you some bragging rights," said Irwin, who clocked a time of one minute, 13.69 seconds. "The course was there to be attacked. Nobody really took off but it was a sunny day, great conditions, and I went after it."
Candace Crawford, from Collingwood, Ont., finished second Sunday, while Montreal's Adrienne Poitras was third.