Events:  3000m Steeplechase, (I am a distance runner and run everything from the 1500m to the 5k in track. I also do road races 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon).

Age:  27

Hometown:  Gardiner, Montana

College/University Competed for: Idaho State University

All Time Personal Bests:

·         1500 m:                       4:28

·         Mile:                            4:48

·         3 km:                           9:34

·         3 km Steeplechase:     10:07

·         5 km:                           16:38

·         10 km:                                     35:43

·         Marathon:                   2:49:31

Career Highlights: 

·         2011    USATF National Championship Qualifier 3 km Steeplechase (also 2010, 2009)

·         2011    USATF Club National Champion 3 km Steeplechase

·         2011    USATF Club Nationals Distance Medley Relay, 3rd

·         2011    Montana Mile Champion, 5-peat, course record holder

·         2010    Chicago Marathon, 49th

·         2010    Pocatello, ID Half-marathon Champion, course record holder   

·         2008    Idaho State record holder, 3 km and Distance Medley Relay

·         2008    Big Sky Conference Scholar Athlete Award

·         2008    Idaho State Outstanding Student Achievement Award

Volunteer work:  Simplot Games Volunteer 7 years, Yellow Ribbon Campaign for work at the 2007 Field of Heroes in Pocatello, ID, member of P.A.W.S. (Proud Athletes Working and Serving) 2003-2008.

Personal Info:  I wasn’t a standout runner in high school but have always had a passion for running. I ran my first 5k in the 4th grade and come from an entire family of runners.  With a lot of hard work over my college career, I stayed injury free and gradually got faster until I set two school records. I have been improving ever since and was excited to make my first USATF National Championship in 2009. I made it again in 2010 and now have my sights set on the Olympic Trials. I tackled my first marathon last October with a time of 2:49:30 and am excited at the prospect of racing this distance in the future. My husband and I recently moved to Seattle from Idaho. We took a leap of faith and moved to pursue our dreams and be a part of a team. I am very passionate about the sport and love to share that passion with others. It is exciting for me to help people pursue their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle. I am eager to see how far running will take me, the doors it will open, and the people I am sure to meet.