Hometown: San Diego, CA
Background: I started running in high school when I went out for cross-country, where I developed my love for racing. In college, I ran cross-country and track at the University of Arizona.
Racing Competitively Since: If high school counts as competitively, I have been racing since 2006 and never plan on stopping!
800 m: 2:17 (High School (track), 2010)
1600 m: 4:49 (High School CIF Finals (track), 2010)
3000 m: 9:40 (Mt. Pacific Conference Indoor Meet (track))
3000 m Steeplechase: 10:42 (Stanford Invitational (track), 2012)
5000 m: 17:07 (Oxy Invitational (track), 2016)
5K: 17:05 (Vista Strawberry Run, 2016)
10K: 36:32 (Cardiff Kook Run, 2016)
Half Marathon: 1:17:19 (Long Beach Half Marathon, 2016)
The Fun Questions:
Favorite Race: My PR from Long Beach Half Marathon was by far my favorite race! It was a huge PR for me and I fought stride for stride with another woman who ended up beating me in the last mile. It was the most competitive I have felt during a road race!
Favorite Workout: Anything I get to do around the UCSD track and IM field during sunrise on Wednesday mornings; especially workouts with fast finishes!
Words to Live By: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – You’re right” –Henry Ford
Why I Choose to Run for PRT: After finishing my collegiate running career, I tried to keep training on my own for a year, but the day after day loneliness on runs slowly sucked the joy out of running. Joining PRT made me realize one of the main reasons I love running so much is having teammates beside me!
What I Like to Do Besides Running: I am a new Physical Therapist, so I am enjoying finally working in the profession that I worked so hard to reach. I also enjoy playing beach volleyball, reading, quilting, and being with my best doggy friends Sierra and McClane!