2014 (Cross Country): Redshirted the season, competing twice unattached … ran at the season-opening Sundodger Invitational, placing 24th overall in a time of 22:14 at Lincoln Park … finished 15th unattached at the Emerald City Open at Woodland Park.
High School and Personal: Born in Bremerton, Washington … parents are Marcia and Glen Christen … has a twin brother, Keith, and an older sister, Emma … both parents attended UW as did three of her grandparents, and many more aunts, uncles, and cousins … her father and grandmother were nationally ranked badminton players and great grandmother was a state tennis champion in 1926-30 … one of the top mid-distance runners in the nation during her senior season, ranking fifth nationally at 800-meters and placing fourth in the 800m final at the U.S. Junior Championships in Eugene at Hayward Field … set her 800m PR of 2:05.64 in the 2014 Washington 4A state final, which broke the previous meet record by 2.5 seconds despite just earning second-place behind the fastest runner in the high school ranks … finished third at the 2014 Brooks PR Invite with an 800-meters time of 2:06.35 … also was second at state her senior season in the 1,600-meters with a PR of 4:49.43 … ranked sixth nationally indoors in the 800m, running 2:10.41 in the Dempsey at the UW Invitational … as a junior, took second at the 2013 4A state meet in the 800-meters, and fourth in the 1,600-meters … collected five individual Narrows League titles on the track over her career … also was third at state in the 800-meters and fifth at 3,200-meters as a sophomore in 2010 … qualified for state on the 4x400m relay from 2012-14, taking third her senior year … placed in the top-15 at the Washington 4A state cross country championships as a sophomore, junior, and senior, including a ninth-place finish in 2013 and a sixth-place finish in 2012 … the 2013 Narrows League cross country champion … graduated with a 3.974 GPA … also considered Stanford and Wisconsin.
2014 U.S. Junior Champs - 4th, 800m