Duke Cross Country BIO
2013-14: Competed four times during the fall…in her first collegiate cross country race, she placed 23rd at the adidas XC Challenge (9/20), clocking a 5K time of 18:27.3…contributed to Duke’s second-place team finish at the Royal Cross Country Challenge (10/11), placing 14th overall in a 5K time of 18:34.1…highest finish among her teammates came at the Blue Ridge Open (10/18), crossing the line as the third Blue Devil and the 67th overall competitor in a time of 19:35.07…focused primarily on the middle-distance events during the track season…Indoors, opened the season with a fifth-place finish in the 800 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/18), running a time of 2:20.28…competed in her first collegiate 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (2/22), running a time of 3:08.57, en route to an eighth-place finish overall…Outdoors, placed 11th in the 800 at the Carolina Relays (3/22) after running a season-best time of 2:24.70…saw a 13th-place finish at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5) in the 800, finishing in a time of 2:25.88…anchored the second-place finishing Duke 4x400 at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12).
2012-13: Did not compete during the 2012-13 season.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four years in cross country and track & field at Mountain View High School while under the training of Kenrick Sealy...three-time league champion in the 1,600m and two-time league champion in the 800m...also captured a section title in the 1,600m as a sophomore... earned a sixth-place finish in the 1,600m performance at the California state meet her sophomore season and a fifth-place finish her junior year...program record holder in the 800m and 4x400m relay...league champion in cross country during junior campaign...also a two-time section champion...named Distance Runner of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News as a sophomore and junior...led her squad to four consecutive league and section championships...garnered all-country and all-section honors while also being tabbed the CCS Runner of the Year as a sophomore and junior...second team all-state as a sophomore...served as team captain in cross country her sophomore, junior and senior years while also captaining the track & field team for two years...named a scholar-athlete in cross country and track & field.
Personal: Daughter of Matthew and Jill Sturges...born July 19, 1994...has one sister, Ryan...father (1986-89) and uncle (1974-77) both played football at the U.S. Naval Academy.