Duke Cross Country BIO
Honors: Indoor Second Team All-America (DMR - 2014)...NCAA Indoor Championships Participant (DMR - 2014)...NCAA East First Round Participant (1,500m - 2014)...Outdoor All-ACC (2014)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2014)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2014)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014)
2014-15: Participated in five competitions during the fall…led the way for the Blue Devils at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/17), clocking a 6K time of 21:39…registered a season-best 6K time of 21:35.9 at the ACC Championships (10/31)…concluded the season with an 86th-place effort at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/14)…Indoors, ran the fourth-fastest mile in program history with a time of 4:42.23 at the Armory Invitational (1/31), placing second in the process…opened the season with a first-place finish in the 800 at the Carolina Cup (1/16)…anchored the second-place finishing distance medley relay at the UCS Invitational (2/21)…Outdoors, clocked a season-best time of 4:23.83 for 1,500 meters at the Raleigh Relays (3/27)…posted an 800 time of 2:14.14 at the Raleigh Relays (3/28) one day later…placed ninth at the Penn Relays (4/25) in the mile with a time of 4:46.49…covered the 1,600-meter leg of Duke’s eighth-place finishing distance medley relay at the Penn Relays (4/23).
2013-14: Made an immediate impact during her freshman cross country season…crossed the line as Duke’s third finisher at the ACC Championships (11/1), placing 27th overall in a 6K time of 21:26.0…opened her college career by setting a personal-best 5K time of 17:31.3 at the adidas XC Challenge (9/20), placing 7th overall at the event and helping Duke place first as a team…clocked a personal-best 6K time of 21:16 en route to a 125th-place finish at the Wisconsin Invitational (10/19)…concluded her first collegiate cross country season with a 47th-place finish at the Southeast Region Championships (11/15)…demonstrated her prowess in the middle-distance events during both the indoor and outdoor track seasons…Indoors, qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/28) in the mile, placing sixth with a season-best time of 4:46.15…won the mile at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/7) in a time of 4:49.00…ran the 800m leg of the first-place finishing DMR at the Iowa State Classic (2/14) that clocked the third-fastest DMR time in Duke history, 11:06.87…served as the leadoff for the first-place finishing DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/18)…qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (3/14) as a member of the Duke DMR that placed 10th overall…ran the third-fastest 1,000m time by a Blue Devil in 2014, placing fourth overall in a time of 2:49.08 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/17)…Outdoors, in her first ACC Outdoor Championships (4/19), won the 1,500m with a time of 4:30.33…qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/29) in the 1,500, advancing to the semifinal round of the event after posting the fourth-fastest 1,500m time in Duke history in a time of 4:20.35…placed 8th in the 800 in a personal-best time of 2:09.44 one day later at the same meet…won the mile at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12) in a time of 4:42.56…anchored the seventh-place finishing DMR at the Penn Relays (4/24), as the relay combined to run the fifth-fastest DMR time in Duke history, 11:18.29.
Prior to Duke: Four year letterwinner in track & field and cross country for Steve Zaranek at Grosse Point South High School…ranked among the top high school distance runners in the country throughout her entire prep career…a three-time All-America honoree at the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals (2011, 2012, 2013)…finished second in the mile at the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational and third in the same event in 2012…a third place finisher in the prestigious 2013 Adidas Dream Mile…member of the National Federation High School Record Holder 3,200 relay (2012) and served on 4xmile relay that ranked third all-time in the United States in 2013…earned All-State honors 14 times throughout her prep career in multiple events including the 800, 1,600, 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay…four-time runner-up in the state champion mile (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)…finished third in the 800 (2011, 2012)…two-time state champion in the 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay…assisted in leading team to three state titles (2011, 2012, 2013)…four-time All-Division Dream Team honoree (2012, 2013)…named the 2013 All-Sport Prep Athlete of the Year, alongside her sister Hannah…served as cross country and track & field team captain during her senior year…owns school records in the 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay…in cross country, garnered All-State honors three times throughout her career…four-time all-region team honoree (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)…member of 2011 state championship team and the 2012 second place finishing team at the state championships...four-time Academic All-State Honors in Track & Field three-time Academic All-State Honors in Cross Country…member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.