Born 07/24/79 in Seattle, Washington ... parents are John and Anna Leesa Barrus ... served in Taiwan Taichung Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... broadcast journalism major.
1997-CC: Finished the Stanford Invitational in 27:11 ... covered the course at the BYU Autumn Classic in 26:42 ... member of the U.S. Junior National Track & Field Team that traveled to the 1998 World Junior Championships in Annecy, France.
2001-CC: Ran every race in the 2001 cross country season for BYU ... finished 46th at the Pre-National Invitational, covering the 8K course in 25:34 ... finished 17th at the MWC Championships in 25:08, fifth team finisher ... final team scorer at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a 38th-place finish ... fourth team finisher at NCAA Championships, covering 10K course in 31:08
BEST MARKS: 800m - 1:54, 1500m - 3:45, 5000m - 14:43
2002 | Sophomore Year
Finished fifth in the mile at the Gold Country Classic with a time of 4:15.43 ... placed fifth in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships ... finished second in the 1,500m at the Cal Poly Invitational with a time of 3:53.20 ... finished second in the 1,500m at the USC Dual (3:54.00) ... ran a season-best in 1,500m with a time of 3:49.08 to finish third in the B Section of the Stanford Invitational ... finished second in the 1,500m at the UCLA Tri-Meet in 3:51.12 ... fourth in the 1,500m at the MWC Championships.
2003 | Junior Year
Finished second in the mile(4:10) at the Mountain State Games ... placed fourth in the 3,000m (8:23.85) at the MSU Invitational ... finished fourth at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in the 3,000m ith a time of 8:23.39 ... competed in the 5,000m (14:38.24) at the Stanford Invitational ... placed tenth at the Sun Angel Classic in the 1,500m (3:54.93) ... finished third at the BYU Invitational in the 1,500m (3:56.76).