Duke Cross Country BIO
2014-15: Competed in four meets during the fall…opened sophomore campaign with a second-place showing at the Virginia Duals (8/29)…ran a season-best time of 21:27.8 at the ACC Championships (10/31) en route to a 47th-place finish…Outdoors, placed third in the 800 at the Carolina Relays (3/21) in a time of 2:11.22 during the season-opener…ran a season-best 1,500-meter time of 4:33.66 at the Raleigh Relays (3/27)…served as the 800-meter leg of the eighth-place finishing distance medley relay at the Penn Relays (4/23)…did not compete during the 2015 indoor season.
2013-14: In the fall, opened her college cross country career with a personal-best 5K time of 17:15.8 at the adidas XC Challenge (9/20), placing fourth overall and helping the Blue Devils to a first-place finish…personal-best 6K time of 21:18.0 came at the Southeast Region Championship (11/15) after placing 28th overall and helping Duke to a fourth-place team finish…Indoors, qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (3/1) in the 3,000, placing 12th overall in a time of 9:38.82…also competed in the mile at the indoor conference championship, placing 11th overall in a season-best time of 4:48.06…ran the fastest 1,000m time by a Blue Devil in 2014, placing second overall at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/17) in a time of 2:49.08…placed ninth overall in the mile at the Iowa State Classic (2/15), clocking a time of 4:48.65…did not compete during the outdoor season.
Prior to Duke: Four year letterwinner in track & field and cross country for Steve Zaranek at Grosse Point South High School…coming to Duke after an impressive high school career…eight time National Champion…specifically, a two-time New Balance Indoor National Champion in the mile (2011 & 2012) and member of first place finishing distance medley relay (2012) and 4xmile relay champion team (2013)…Brooks PR Invitational mile champion (2012) and 800 meter champion (2013)…World Youth Trials 1,500 champion (2011)…Nike Elite Invitational mile champion (2012)…Nike Indoor Nationals freshman mile champion (2010)…second place finisher in the mile at the Adidas Dream Mile (2013) and the New Balance Indoor Nationals (2013)…also finished second place in the mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals (2011)…garnered All-America honors six times during her prep career…an 11-time Michigan State Champion, including a four-time champion in the 800 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), a three-time champion in the 1,600 (2011, 2012, 2013), two-time champion in the 3,200 relay (2012, 2013) and two-time champion in the 1,600 relay (2012, 2013)…earned All-State honors 14 times throughout her career…undefeated in the state of Michigan in the 800 and 1,600…state record holder in the 800, 1,500, 1,600 and mile run…three-time ESPN/Gatorade Michigan Track and Field Athlete of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013)…named Miss Track & Field for the State of Michigan (2013)…school record holder in the 400, 800, 1,500, 1,600, mile, 3,200, 5,000, 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay…in cross country, four-time al-division Dream Team member, four-time All-State…placed second individually at the State Championship meet in 2013…four-time regional champion and four-time conference champion…four-time Academic All-State for Cross Country and Track & Field…member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Tamara and John Meier…born December 6, 1994…has one twin sister Haley who is also a member of the Duke track & field and cross country team and one younger brother, John.