Updated August 22, 2006
2005: Competed in seven events for the Salukis during the 2005 season... Her best finish was eighth at the EIU Panther Open... Set a career-best time of 18:07.75 in the 5K at the MVC Championship, where she finished 20th... Also set a career-best time of 22:41.00 in the 6K as she finished 46th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
2004: Competed in seven events for the Salukis during the 2004 season... Took 11th place at the Fast Start Open, her best finish of the season... Ran the 5K in 18:58.18 to finish 18th at the MVC Championship.
2003: Ran in all seven events for the Salukis as a freshman... Best time was 18:48.04 in the EIU Panther Open... Finished 32nd at the MVC Championship with a time of 19:11.00.
Pre-SIU: Four-time all-conference performer in cross country at McHenry High School...placed in the top-25 on two occasions at the Illinois State Cross Country meet...two-time McHenry High School Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Majors in Biology...born Dec. 25, 1984...daughter of Daniel and Diane Birn.