2008 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in the three final events for the Terps and finished first among Maryland runners in two of the three events... was the first Terp over the line, covering the 6K in 21:59 at the George Mason Invitational, placing 5th overall... finished first overall and on the team at the Princeton Invitational with a time of 22:02.5... placed first on the team and 35th at the ACC Championships in 21:47.9... finished 50th overall and 4th on the team with a time of 23:31...placed third at the ECAC Championships with a time of 18:08.
2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Ran in the final three events of the season for the Terrapins, finishing second among Maryland runners in each... Placed 40th at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional at Lehigh, helping Terps place eighth as a team... Covered 6K course in 21:37, her best time of the season... Finished 41st individually at the ACC Championships in Virginia in 22:49.1... Placed 11th overall in 21:40 as the Terps won the Leopard Invitational at Lafayette.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY: Improved as the season went on, finishing in the team top four in the Terps' final five events... placed 22nd overall at the Tribe Invitational with a time of 23:12.9... finished 41st overall at the Spiked Shoe Invitational with a time of 23:07.9... ended the season with a 27th overall finish (18:44.0) at the ECAC Championships, second-best among Maryland runners.
BEFORE MARYLAND: Participated in cross country, track, swimming, and soccer at Liberty (PA) High School... held records for her high school in 4x400, 800m, 4x800 and placed seventh in state championship in 4x400 ... also swam in high school and held multiple records and an All-American in 200 and 400 free relay... was secretary for student government and National Honor Society ... transferred from Colorado State University where she redshirted as part of the cross country and track program... track coach in high school was Bill Ruth... top pre-collegiate marks include a 5:15 mile, 18:36 in the 5,000 and 2:14 in the 800.
PERSONAL: Born in Allentown, Pa... daughter of Jeanette and Jeff Matyus ... has two siblings, Jocelyn and Devin... enjoys reading, horseback riding... majoring in animal science.