A fifth-year senior who had never competed collegiately before walking on to the UW cross country squad in September ... led all Husky finishers in her UW cross country debut, and remained among the team's top-five the entire season ... expected to be a major factor for UW at 5000m and 10000m.
2004 (Cross Country): Made the squad as a walkon just a week prior to the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... made lifetime cross country debut at Emerald City, leading all UW finishers with a seventh-place finish ... placed among the top-five UW finishers at all three postseason competitions ... the No. 3 UW finisher at the NCAA Championships, spoarking a 23rd-place team effort ... ran fifth for UW, 32nd overall, at the Pac-10 meet, and was the No. 4 UW finisher at the NCAA West Regional ... named the team's Top Newcomer at the postseason banquet.
High School and Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1981 in Fresno, Calif ... parents are Barbara and Sandy, the latter a former tennis player at Stanford ... has two siblibngs, Yancey and Melissa ... did not run competitively during her first four years of college ... completed the Skagit Falls Marathon in 2002a four-year letterwinner for the track team at Meridian High School ... served as captain in each of her final two seasons ... never competed in cross country before walking on to the UW team in the fall of 2004 ... also lettered four years in soccer ... earned a 3.98 GPA ... a double-major in English and French.
Personal Best Marks
XC: 5000m....... 18:51