2009 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in four events for Terps as a freshman... Best finish came in the season-opener when she placed 25th overall at the UMES Lid-Lifter... Covered 5K course in 20:17... Ran 19:27 to place 34th overall at the Great American Festival in N.C... Seventh Terp across the line for the Maryland 'B' team, which finished third among the 14 teams finishing... Went 24:48 over 6K for Terps at the Panorama Farms Invitational.
BEFORE MARYLAND - Attending Maryland on a Banneker Key full academic scholarship... Valedictorian at Franklin HS in Reisterstown... Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist... Earned Scholar-Athlete Award and was Varsity All-Academic honoree for nine seasons (GPA of 3.75 or better)... Four-year letterwinner in cross country... XC team captain as junior and senior... All-Baltimore County in 2008... Ninth individually aat 2008 Class 3A State Meet... Three-year letterwinner outdoors... Baltimore County 400-meter champ as a freshman... Divisional champ in 800m as a sophomore... Went from 7th to 6th to 5th in her final three seasons in the 800 outdoors at the 3A State Meet... Pre-Maryland PRs of 2:20.14 in 800, 59.07 in 400 and 20:05 at 5K.
PERSONAL - Parents are Roger and Melinda-Ann... Mother is a doctor and father is a software engineer... Majoring in engineering with an eye toward a job in the biomedical engineering field... Born in Concord, Mass... Three siblings... Lists her biggest sports thrill as "crushing someone at the end of a race"... Enjoys graphic design... Non-sports heroine is her mother...