First team All-Pac-10 in cross country in 2006, but will be forced to sit out senior season due to injury ... the 2006 NCAA 1500m champion ... the first Husky woman to win an NCAA title in a track event ... ... time of 4:14.63 led all collegiate runners during the 2006 collegiate season, and ranks seventh in Pac-10 history ... ran ninth in the 1,500-meter final at the 2006 USATF Outdoor Championships ... a two-time track All-American ... ranks among UW's all-time best in the 800 meters, mile, 1,500 meters and DMR.
2006-07: Followed up an NCAA Championship spring season with an outstanding fall, earning first-team All-Pac-10 and first-team All-West Region cross country honors, while qualifying for her second-career NCAA Cross Country Championships appearance ... ran 55th at NCAAs, tops by a UW woman since 2001 and a 53-spot improvement over her previous NCAA finish, in 2003 ... was sixth at Pac-10 and eighth at Regionals, the former highest by a Husky at the conference meet since 2001 ... clocked a lifetime-best 20:45 for 6K at Pac-10s ... also led UW at the Sundodger meet ... earned team MVP honors at the year-end banquet ... injuries prevented her from matching the huge successes of 2006 on the track ... only ran her signature 1500m event three times ... posted the second-fastest 1500m time of her career in first run of 2007 at the Stanford Invitational, clocking in at 4:17.49, second only to her NCAA-winning PR ...settled for 10th place finish in 1500m at Pac-10 Championships in first event back after missing over a month ... part of UW's top DMR that ran an NCAA Provisional time of 11:24.45 at the UW Indoor Invite.
2005-06: Won the 1500m at the 2006 NCAA Track and Field Championships ... became the second UW woman in as many years to win an NCAA title ... is the first Husky woman ever to win an NCAA title in a track event ... was in last place with 250 meters to go, before surging around the final turn and passing the leaders at the 1400m mark ... win came barely one hour after teammate Ryan Brown won the men's 800m, making them the first pair of UW teammates ever to win NCAA titles on the same day ... winning time of 4:14:63 led all collegiate runners in the 2006 collegiate season ... time was the third-fastest in UW history, and the seventh-fastest in Pac-10 history ... was the last qualifier for the final, after a fifth-place preliminary finish ... earned second-straight All-America honor ... ran ninth in the 1500m final at the USATF Outdoor Nationals in 4:15.26 ... finish was the best-ever by a UW woman in the event, and was the second-highest of the collegiate runners in the field ... represented Team USA at the NACAC Outdoor Championships, placing fifth in the 1500m ... was second in the 1500m at Pac-10s, and third at Regionals ... ran just four times outdoors, total, prior to Pac-10s ... indoors, narrowly missed an NCAA Championships berth with a time of 4:44.34 in the mile ... mile time ranked fourth in UW history ... placed seventh in the mile at MPSFs ... raced just twice in the fall, placing 31st at Pac-10s and 17th at Regionals, the latter earning her second-career All-West Region honor.
2004-05: Redshirted the 2004 fall and winter seasons ... returned outdoors to earn All-America honors in the 1500m, placing 12th at NCAAs ... clocked a 4:18.19 in the NCAA prelim, a four-second PR ... time was the ninth-fastest by a collegian in 2005 ... was fourth in the event at Pac-10s, and seventh at Regionals.
2003-04: Missed nearly all of the 2004 outdoor season with an injury, after having one of the best indoor seasons ever by a UW frosh ... placed third in the 800m at MPSFs in 2:09.73, second-fastest ever at UW and then tops for a UW freshman ... also set UW freshman mile record of 4:50.51, sixth-fastest ever at UW, and ran on the two fastest DMRs in UW history ... previewed her terrific indoor campaign with an outstanding fall cross country season ... was one of four freshmen to lead UW to 19th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... ran third for UW at NCAAs, in 21:19 ... placed 20th at Regionals to earn All-West Region honors ... was No. 2 for UW, 20th overall, at Pac-10s ... also ran No. 2 at Notre Dame and Pre-Nationals, and was the top UW finisher in her debut at Sundodger.
High School and Personal: Parents are Cathy Key and Tony Lia ... has an older brother, Joe ... won consecutive KingCo Conference cross country titles in 2001 and 2002 ... also captured back-to-back conference crowns in both the 800m and 1600m events ... a three-time top-20 finisher at the state 3A cross country championships ... the runner-up at the 1999 Junior Olympics cross country championships ... earned three letters, and was captain once ... also lettered in gymnastics, and played premier-league soccer for three years.
Collegiate Best Marks:
800m.......2:09.73i / 2:10.91