Position
Distance
Height
5'5
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Episcopal HS

Events: 800M (IN: 2:16.46; OUT: 2:16.01), 1,500M (4:34.71), Mile (4:57.55)
 
CAREER CAPSULE
A middle distance runner for the Lady Tigers who was a four-time letterwinner from 2005-08 … Finished her LSU career with personal bests of 2:16.01 in the 800 meters, 4:34.71 in the 1,500 meters and 4:57.55 in the mile … Ranked No. 9 on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 1,500 meters … Also ranked on LSU’s Top 10 list in the indoor mile, finishing her career at No. 8 all-time with her personal best performance … An active member in community service projects in Baton Rouge, was named to the SEC Community Service Team in both 2007 and 2008.

2008
Competed in events ranging from the 800 meters through the 5,000 meters during her senior season … Set new indoor and outdoor personal bests in the 800 meters during the 2008 season … Clocked a top time of 2:16.46 at the Tyson Invitational during the indoor season … Followed with a personal best of 2:16.01 in her only 800-meter race of the outdoor campaign … Also set a new personal best of 4:34.71 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold to move into the No. 9 spot on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Finished 15th in the 800 meters (2:17.53) and 16th in the mile (5:06.17) at the SEC Indoor Championships … Placed 15th in the 1,500 meters (4:42.57) and 28th in the 5,000 meters (17:50.15) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Won a pair of 800-meter titles during the indoor season at the Purple Tiger Classic (2:20.76) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (2:19.13) … Also won event titles in the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season at the LSU Tiger Relays (4:38.68) and LSU Alumni Gold (4:34.71) … Competed in a total of 11 meets during her senior season … Proved to be a leader off the track as she was named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second-straight season.

2007
Specialized in the 1,500 meters during the outdoor campaign in 2007 … Clocked a new personal best and the ninth-fastest 1,500-meter time in school at 4:35.24 to finish eighth at the Sun Angel Classic … Won a pair of 1,500-meter titles during the outdoor season at both the LSU Tiger Classic (4:43.54) and the LSU Alumni Gold (4:36.83) … Took 13th place in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Competed in a total of six meets during the indoor season in both the 800 meters and the mile … Placed second in the 800 at the LSU Twilight Invitational with a seasonal-best time of 2:17.84 … Finished 11th in the mile at the SEC Indoor Championships with a seasonal best and new personal-best time of 4:57.55 … Also saw action on the Lady Tigers’ 4×400-meter relay team during the indoor and outdoor seasons … Proved to be a valuable leader off the track for the Lady Tigers as she was named to both the SEC Community Service Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2007 season.

2006
Added the 800 meters to her 1,500 meters and mile repertoire as a sophomore … During the indoor season, ran a personal best of 2:16.53 in the 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Shattered her PR in the mile, clocking 5:00.75 at the SEC Championships … During the outdoor campaign, established another PR in the 1,500 meters, recording a time of 4:37:03 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran 4:44.05 at the Miami Elite Invitational and 4:46.08 at the SEC Championships … Also ran an outdoor best 2:16.14 in the 800 meters at the conference championships.

2005
Ran the mile during the indoor season and the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season … Clocked a personal-best time of 5:07 in the mile at the SEC Championships … Ran 5:12.32 at the Bayou Bengal Invitational and 5:15.45 at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational … Also posted a personal best during the outdoor season, recording a time of 4:44.53 in the 1,500 meters at the Tiger Relays … Was just shy of that time at the Sun Angel Classic, finishing in 4:45.97.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered in track and cross country for coach Butch Helveston at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge … Was a three-time all-state and all-parish honoree … Won five-straight district titles in both the 800 meters and the 1,600 meters (2000-04) … Won Class 2A state titles in the 800 meters in 2000 and the 1,600 meters in 2002 … Earned state runner-up honors in the 800 and the 1,600 in both 2001 and 2004 … Finished second in the region in the 800 and 1,600 in both 2001 and 2003 … Came to LSU with PRs of 2:20.0 in the 800 meters and 5:17.1 in the 1,600 meters … Also earned all-state honors as a member of the cross country team … An academic all-state selection in both cross country and track.

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 9, 1985 … Daughter of Steve and Jill Dawson … Has a younger brother named Matthew.

 

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