Duke Cross Country BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011-12)
2013-14: Indoors, competed in the mile, distance medley relay and 4x800 relay...ran a 5:04.81 in the mile to place fourth at the Dick Taylor Challenge...was a member of the DMR squad that took third at the Virginia Tech Invitational...ran a leg of the 4x800 to earn fifth at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet...outdoors, ran the 800 and 1,500 and took legs in the 4x400 and the 4x800...ran a season-best 2:18.24 over 800m at the Joe Hilton Invitational...covered 1,500m in 4:48.29 at the VertKlasse Meeting...teamed with Gina Daniel, Rebecca Craigie and Allison Sturges in the 4x400 at the Joe Hilton Invitational to take second-place...did not compete during the fall cross country season.
2012-13: Ran on three occasions during the fall, placing 28th in 18:25.9 over 5K at the Queens Royals XC Challenge...Indoors, ran a season-best time of 2:18.22 in the 800 meters to finish 31st at the Armory Collegiate…Outdoors, ran a season-best time of 2:15.43 in the 800 to finish 26th at the Duke Invitational…clocked a time of 4:33.39 in the 1,500 to finished ninth at the Raleigh Relays…competed in the 1,500 at the ACC Outdoor Championships and crossed the line in 22nd place with time of 4:36.09.
2011-12: Did not compete during the 2011-12 season...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11: Did not compete during the 2010-11 season.
Prior to Duke: Two-time All-America for the indoor 800m...in 2007, finished third in the 800m at the Outdoor Statement...ten-time all-state in cross country, indoor and outdoor track...named North Shore High School Athlete of the Year as a senior...finished second in the Class B cross country state meet in 2008...sixteen-time All-Nassau County honoree...member of the National Honor Society...AP Scholar with honors.
Personal: Daughter of Donna Jean and Robert Welch...born Mar. 21, 1992...has one brother, Dylan, and two sisters, Alexanndria and Cailey...mother ran track at Houston (1985), Arizona State (1986-88) and Hunter College (1988-89)...father played basketball at Morrisville State College and Hunter College.