2003 (Cross Country): After sitting out the first half of the season, ran no lower than second on the squad in three postseason meets ... one of five newcomers to compete for Washington at the NCAA Championships ... earned All-West Region honors with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Regional meet, in 20:37 ... led the Huskies to a third-place finish at the Regional, helping the UW women qualify for a seventh-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships ... was the team's No. 2 runner at the national meet, sparking a 19th-place team finish ... led all Huskies with a ninth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, in just her second-ever cross country race at any level ... made cross debut at the Pre-National Meet, running fourth on the squad.
High School and Personal: Born Aug. 7, 1981 in Odda, Norway ... parents are Sissel and Karsten Makestad ... has a younger brother, Kjetil ... has competed on the European amatueur circuit for several years ... won the 2003 Norweigian national title at 800m ... followed up that performance with a fourth-place finish in the 1500m at the Under-23 European Championships in Poland last summer ... ran a personal-best of 4:13.58 at the European under-23 meet that, if duplicated at Washington, would be the school's third-fastest all-time ... took fourth in the 800m at the Under-20 Eurpoean Championships in both 1997 and 1999 ... was the eighth-place finisher in the 800m at the 1998 World Junior Championships in France, finishing in 2:06.38 ... ran a leg of Norway's second-place 4x400m relay squad in a 1999 EuroCup competition ... placed second in the 800m in a 1999 EuroCup race, in a personal-best 2:04.99.
Personal Best Marks
XC: 6000m....... 20:37