AS A JUNIOR: Ran in three cross country meets for the Irish … took 32nd in the National Catholic Championship, a meet that the Notre Dame women won … ran 151st at the Notre Dame Invitational … competed in the open race at the NCAA Pre-National meet, placing 146th in 23:22 … had an injury-plagued track campaign … clocked 2:57.02 at the Blue and Gold Invitational, qualifying for the BIG EAST meet … ran 2:18.23 at the Notre Dame Opener … was unable to compete during the 2007 outdoor track and field season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Had a career year in the middle distances, claiming the school record in the indoor 800 meters … set a career best in her indoor 800-meter debut at the Notre Dame Opener, running 2:13.18 … improved the mark to 2:12.84 at the Notre Dame Invitational … continued the trend by running 2:11.75 at the Meyo Invitational … also established a BIG EAST qualifying mark and career best in the 1,000 meters at the meet (2:51.70) … at the BIG EAST indoor meet, established new career bests in both the preliminaries and final of the 800 meters … ran 2:10.25 to take fourth at the meet … also scored points towards the eventual Irish team championship as a member of the second-place 4×800-meter relay with Brianne Schmidt, Katie DeRusso, and Ramsey Kavan (school-record 8:58.67) … in yet another point-scoring performance, ran 800-meter leg of distance medley relay with teammates Ramsey Kavan, Nicole Yergler and Amy Kohlmeier to take third in 11:37.41 … at the Alex Wilson Invitational, established a new 800-meter school record of 2:08.75 (besting Erica Peterson[apos]s mark from 1993) and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship … in her first meet of the outdoor season, set more than a four-second personal best in the 800 at the Stanford Invitational (2:09.50); the mark also was the fifth-best in school history … set huge career best in the 1,500 meters at the Mount SAC Relays, crossing the line in 4:33.24 in her second BIG EAST qualifying mark of the campaign … covered 800 meters in 2:11.00 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational … took second at the Central Collegiate Championships with a career-best time of 2:09.21 in the 800 meters … dropped down to the 400 meters at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, running 58.30 seconds … at BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, ran 2:10.16 in the prelims and 2:10.91 in the finals, finishing seventh among a strong 800-meter field … also ran on the sixth-place 4×800-meter relay at BIG EAST … qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 800 meters, taking 15th at the competition in 2:11.13 and closing out her season … will look to take another step up and advance to the NCAA Championship this season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in four meets for the Irish cross country team … took first in the National Catholic Championship JV race … followed up that performance with a 16th-place showing in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race … ended up 58th in the NCAA Pre-National open race … closed her season at the BIG EAST Championship where she finished 50th overall … performed well in her debut track season with the Irish, adding depth to the middle distance crew … broke five minutes in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 4:59.68 … ran 2:13.24 at the Meyo Invitational in the 800 meters, earning a BIG EAST berth … ran her top 1,000-meter time of the indoor season at the BIG EAST Championship, clocking 2:54.79 … posted the top 800-meter time of any Irish athlete in the outdoor campaign, posting a mark of 2:13.57 at the Stanford Invitational … also ran a strong 4:46.72 1,500 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … looks to take her running to the next level in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered all four years in both cross country and track at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho … team captain of the state championship track & field squad her senior season … state champion in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters, 4×400 relay, and as part of the medley relay team as a senior … state record holder in the 800 (2:14.3), 4×400 relay, and the medley relay … team MVP and captain during her senior cross country campaign … cross country team won the state championship her sophomore and senior seasons … vice president of the National Honor Society … national finalist for the Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman award … born Nov. 4, 1985, in Great Falls, Mont. … youngest of three children … sister, Jennifer, played soccer at Notre Dame … brother, Preston, is currently a senior at Notre Dame … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters while working on her psychology degree (3.599 cumulative grade-point average through spring 2006) … accorded Dean[apos]s List honors in spring 2006 after compiling a 3.905 semester GPA.