Age:25

Events:   1500m, Mile, 3000m, 3000m Steeplechase, 5k, Cross Country

Hometown:Robertson, WY

College competed for:Weber State University

All-Time Personal Bests:

-       800m:        2:08

-       1500m:      4:16

-       Mile:         4:40

-       3000m:      9:09.33

-       3000m Steeple:  9:43.8

-       5k:             16:06

Career Highlights:

-       2015  Portland Twilight Meet, 1500m, 4:21, 1st place

-       2015  Portland Track Festival, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:04.7, 2nd place

-       2015  Adrian Martinez Mile, 4:40

-       2014  Mt Sac Relays, 3000m Steeplechase, 9:58.42, 2nd place

-       2015 USATF National Club XC Championships, 34th place

-       2015 USATF North West Regional Club XC Championships, 6th place

-       2015 PNTF Club XC USATF Championship 1st place

Collegiate Honors Won:

-       2014 Big Sky Indoor mile and 3000m Individual Champion

-       2013-14 Weber State University Crystal Crest Female Student Athlete of the year

-       2014 Career Achievement Award for Weber State University

-       2013 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships– 3rd place in 3000m Steeplechase- All American

-       2013 USA Track and Field National Championships – 6th in the 3000m Steeplechase

-       2013 Big Sky Outdoor 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase, and 5000m Individual Champion

-       2012 Big Sky Cross Country Individual Champion

-       2012 Placed 3rd at Mountain Regionals Cross Country Championships 

-       2012 All American in Cross Country

-       2012 Big Sky Indoor 800m and mile Individual Champion

-       2012 Big Sky Outdoor 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase Individual Champion

-       2012 All American in Outdoor Track (Finished 11th in the steeplechase at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships)

-       2011 Big Sky Cross Country Individual Champion

-       2011 Placed 6th at Mountain Regionals Cross Country Championships

-       Named one of the 25 Greatest Female Athletes in Big Sky Conference history (only active student athlete to be named as one of the Big Sky's greatest athletes)

-       Holds Weber State school records in Outdoor 1500m, Indoor mile, and Indoor 3000m

Work: I work part-time at Ogden Clinic as a triage, after-hours Nurse.

Volunteer Work:  I assist with helping coach and mentor athletes at Weber State University. I assist by running with the team and helping teach them drills, lifts, and nutrition to promote healthy lifestyles and injury free running careers. I have given motivational speeches at cross country camps. I have also given the graduation commencement speech at Mountain View High School. And have volunteered time to another local high school with teaching their participants correct form and running drills to help prevent injury and increase physical fitness. I am a volunteer tutor at a local Elementary school once a week. I am also actively involved in helping mentor and spend time with the youth in church activities.

Personal Information:  Amber grew up on a cattle ranch in the southwest corner of Wyoming where she learned how to work hard and never give up until the job is done. She attended Mountain View High school where she earned honors in the classroom and was also a 15-time State Individual Champion on her track and field team at state, as well as a being part of a 3-time State Champion team.  She was also an All State athlete in basketball and volleyball. She attended Weber State University in Ogden Utah on a Track and Field scholarship where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Nursing and became a 3-time All American athlete in the 3000m Steeplechase and Cross Country. She also earned high honors and All American Academic team. She graduated from WSU in the Spring of 2014. She is currently working as a part-time nurse at Ogden Clinic and training fulltime for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jedd, family, and close friends in anything that involves outdoors and physical activity (helping on the family ranch, fishing, shooting, hiking, and of course running). She also is happily active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoys cooking, reading, praying, meditating, and learning various things in her downtime.

 

 



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