AS A JUNIOR IN 2004-05: Cross-Country: Raced in seven competitions during the season... best finish was a 15th-place showing at the Bronco Invitational in a time of 20:31... clocked a 5k time of 19:25 at the Willamette Invitational... finished 30th at the Cal Poly Invitational with a time of 19:23... placed 27th at the West Coast Conference Championships with a time of 19:27... clocked a 6k time of 23:41 at the NCAA West Regional placing 142nd. Track: Raced in four competitions on the season ... notched a top-ten finish at the Chico Twilight Open, placing ninth in the 1,500-meters with a time of 5:04 ... turned in her best finish of the year with a fifth-place performance in the 1,500-meters at the Warrior Invitational, clocking in at 5:04 ... turned in a time of 18:58 in the 5,000-meters at the Johnny Mathis Invitational ... placed ninth in the 5,000-meters at the Aggie Track & Field Classic with a time of 19:06.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: Raced in five competitions on the season ... top finish was a 19th-place effort at the Santa Clara Invitational ... ran 19:25.5 at the Baylands Park 5,000-meter course ... ran 20:00 in the 5,000-meter Stanford Invitational race ... posted a 19:14 at the Shoreline Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: One of only two Broncos to compete in all eight competitions on the season ... registered a season-best 5,000-meter time of 19:28 at the Willamette Invitational ... clocked 19:38.00 and was the team's number two finisher at the Aggie Open ... Ran 20:098 at the Bronco Invitational and 20:28 at the WCC Championships ... competed at the NCAA West Regional and clocked a 6,000-meter time of 25:49.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash. ... coached by John Cummings ... team finished eighth at the state championships as a senior ... helped lead team to league championship as a senior ... served as team captain twice and won the coach's award ... set personal bests of 11:54 in the 3,200-meters, 19:56 in the 5,000-meters and 5:22 in the 1,600-meters ... finished seventh in league cross country championships twice ... fourth in league 1,600-meters in track ... member of National Honor Society ... was named Principal Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born February 9, 1984 in Missoula, Mont. ... daughter of Joe and Stacie Strong, both University of Montana graduates ... has three younger siblings, Seth, Keagan and Jordan ... aunt, Chris Newton, was an All-America golfer at Weber State ... enjoys running, reading and following the Seattle Mariners.