Position
Distance
Height
5'4
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Fredricksburg, Va.
Previous School
SCAD
High School
Colonial Forge HS

Major: Graphic Design
Events: 1,500M (5:04.77), Mile (5:27.62), 3,000M (10:57.85), 5,000M (IN: 18:36.36; OUT: 18:13.91)

2009
Competed in distance events ranging from the mile to the 5,000 meters during her senior season … Set a pair of personal bests during the 2009 season … Placed third in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a converted time of 5 minutes, 27.62 seconds … Also ran the mile at the LSU Twilight (5:32.51) … Set a new indoor personal best of 18:36.36 in the 5,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational to rank No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and SEC Championships during the indoor season … Also ran the 3,000 meters during the indoor season, placing sixth at the Purple Tiger Classic with a time of 11:05.83 … Competed in the 5,000 meters at three meets during the outdoor campaign … Clocked an overall PR of 18:13.91 at the LSU Alumni Gold, placing ninth … Also ran 18:23.63 at the LSU Tiger Relays … Did not finish the race at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Received her third selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Competed in a total of eight meets in 2008 as one of the Lady Tigers’ top distance runners … Set three personal bests during her junior season … Recorded a personal best of 10 minutes, 57.85 seconds in the 3,000 meters to place third at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Went on to place 28th in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 18:41.18 … Her seasonal-best time in the 5,000 meters ranks No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Also set an outdoor personal best in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 18:27.80 to finish in fifth place … Was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career.

2007
Ran the 3,000 meters during the indoor season … Clocked a new personal best of 11:11.97 at the Bayou Bengal Invitational … Also competed in the event at the Purple Tiger Classic (11:38.75) … Ran the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, finishing sixth with a time of 5:35.04 … Lined up in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Crossed the finish line with a new personal best of 5:04.77 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Tiger Classic … Also recorded a new personal best of 19:08.29 in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in both events at the LSU Tiger Relays … Posted a time of 5:11.71 in the 1,500 meters and a time of 19:29.88 in the 5,000 meters … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Ran cross country for head coach Gabi Hauck at the Savannah College of Art and Design during her freshman season … Team placed 12th at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships in 2005 … Lettered four years in cross country and track and field under head coach Tori Helmer at Colonial Forge High School … Was her school’s nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award during her senior season … Named Senior Girl’s Athlete of the Year of her high school … Earned three all-region, all-area and all-district selections in cross country during her high school career … Also earned three all-district honors on the track … Was the Free Lance All-Area Athlete of the Year as a senior … Was also a two-time all-district performer on the soccer field for head coach Lauren Henn.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 30, 1985 … Daughter of Michael and Debra Porter … Has three siblings: Michael, Daniel and Thomas … Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colonial Forge High School … Majored in graphic design.

 

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