Riley County HS
Indoor - Finished fourth in the mile-run at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 4:48.80...Won the mile at the Husker Quad with an NCAA automatic mark of 4:42.83... Ran a NCAA provisional mark 4:44.40 to place second at the KSU-MU-KU Triangular... Finished eighth in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships with a 9:39.94... Placed third with a NCAA provisional mark of 9:28.30 in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic... Posted a NCAA provisional mark of 9:28.97 to place second at the KSU-MU-KU Triangular in the 3,000 meters... Part of the distance medley relay that ran an NCAA automatic mark of 11:12.90 to finish third at the NCAA Championships... Also part of the distance medley relay team that placed second at the Big 12 Championships posting a NCAA automatic mark of 11:18.53.
Outdoor - Finished fifth at the Big 12 Championships in the 1,500 meters, running a 4:25.96... Ran a season-best 4:25.1 in the 1,500 meters to place first at the Nebraska Quadrangular... Placed second at the Drake Relays in the 1,500 with a 4:26.61... Part of the distance medley relay team that placed first at the Drake Relays (11:09.34) and the Kansas Relays (11:34.08).
2000 CROSS COUNTRY: A NCAA All-American after finishing sixth overall at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:50.01... Won the inaugural Regional Cross Country Runner of the Year honor, as winner of the Midwest Region at the NCAA Championships... Won her second straight Midwest Regional title, clocking 20:34 to beat teammate Korene Hinds... Finished second at the Big 12 Championships running 20:06... Selected the Big 12 Runner of the Week, Sept. 6, after winning the season-opening Wichita State Gold Classic... Also won the Woody Greeno title for the second consecutive season... Finished fourth at the Pre-NCAA Invitational with a time of 21:00... An All-Big 12 Academic first team honoree and fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
Indoor - A NCAA All-American in the distance medley relay, finishing third at the NCAA Championships with Rachel Woods, Korene Hinds and Amanda Crouse, clocking 11:12.45...Part of the distance medley relay team that took first at the Big 12 Championships...An All-American in the 3,000 meters, finishing second with a season-best 9:16.59...Named the Big 12 Conference Indoor Freshman of the Year...Placed third at the Big 12 Championships in the mile, running 4:43.65.
Outdoor - Placed third at the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters with a personal-best 16:07.26...The Big 12 champion in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:26.09...Conference runner-up in the 1,500 meters, running a 4:16.78.
1999 CROSS COUNTRY: A NCAA All-American, All-Midwest Region and All-Big 12 runner, as well as the conference and team Freshman of the Year... Named the Big 12 Runner of the Week, Sept. 21... The 1999 Midwest Regional champion with a time of 16:59... Placed 12th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 16:59... Finished fourth overall with a time of 17:11 at the Big 12 Championships...Was fourth overall in a field of 228 at the Pre-NCAA meet, clocking a time of 17:23... Placed 14th at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 17:25 over 5,000 meters... Made an immediate impact, winning her first two collegiate events at the Maple Leaf Invitational (10:59) and the Woody Greeno Invitational (17:37).
RILEY COUNTY HS: Captured the Kansas high school record and Golden West Championship in the mile with a time of 4:44.09... Four-time 3A state cross country champion and a national Foot Locker cross country All-American in 1998... Four-time 3A state track champion in the 3,200 meters... State champion in the 1,600 meters following the 1997, 1998 and 1999 seasons... State champion in the 800 for the 1998 and 1999 seasons... Finished ninth at the 1998 USA Junior Nationals in the 3,000 meters.
PERSONAL: Born August 16, 1981 to Robert and Carol Mortimer...Majoring in business.