Cross Country: Began her career with a 16th place finish at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight running a time of 16:35.0 ... Competed at the Sacramento State NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree with a time of 19:46.3 for five kilometers ... Ran her best 6K time of 23:37.4 in a 35th place performance at the Doc Adams Open.
Indoor: Redshirt (did not compete). Outdoor: Finished 14th running her first collegiate 1,500-meter in a time of 4:58.47 ... Competed on the first place finishing 4x400-meter relay team at the Brutus Hamilton Open ... Placed 13th at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid Major Challenge running 5:03.23 in the 1,500-meter run.
Attended Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H. and Coronado High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Earned four varsity letters for cross country and three varsity letters for track and field ... Competed on the Southern Nevada Region Sunrise Division champion cross country team in 2012 and the Southern Nevada Region Sunrise Division champion track and field team in 2013 ... Named to the Second Team All-State for cross country in Nevada in 2012 ... Competed on school record setting 4x800 meter dash teams at Portsmouth High School and Coronado High School ... Top times include 1600 meter run (5:20) 800 meter dash (2:20) and 400 meter dash (59.9).
Chose Nevada for the honors program, team chemistry of the cross country team, and the beautiful city of Reno ... Majoring in biology with plans to become an obstetrician ... Was also recruited by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ... Participated on the Debate Team, Students Against Destructive Decisions club, Interact Club, Teen Advisory Board, and Friends of Rachel organization in high school ... Enjoys watching Friends and The Big Bang Theory in her spare time ... Likes going to Applebee's, Olive Garden, and P.F. Chang's ... Favorite sports memory is winning state in cross country her senior year ... Daughter of John and Leanne Ballou ... has a younger sister Kara.