Born 10/16/78 in Everett, Washington ... parents are Todd and Sue Simkins ... served a mission in Managua, Nicaragua, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... majoring in Accounting with a minor in Spanish.
2001: Most improved distance athlete...placed 5th in 800m at Robison Invitational (1:52.4).
High school conference champion in 800m ... Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Washington state Cliff Gillies Award winner.
BEST MARKS: 800m - 1:48.74, 1500m - 3:56.
2001 | Freshman Year
Most improved distance athlete ... placed fifth in 800m at Robison Invitational (1:52.4).
2002 | Sophomore Year
Placed second in the 800m at the Cal Poly Invitational ... won the 800m at the USC Dual Meet ... finished fourth in the 800m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational and the UCLA Tri-Meet ... placed second in the 800m at the Robison Invitational, with a time of 1:50.39 ... third-place finish in the 800m (1:51.59) at the MWC Outdoor Championships.
2003 | Junior Year
Placed second in the 800m (1:50.41) at the Olympic Oval Invitational ... finished third at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in the 800m with a time of 1:49.80 ... finished second in the 1,500m (3:55.41) at the Mesa Community College meet ... captured first place in the 800m (1:49.88) at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... finished twelfth in the 800m with a time of 1:48.74 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... named to the Conference All-Academic Team.
2004 | Senior Year
Finished 13th in the 800m (1:51.65) at the Washington Invitational ... placed eighth in the 800m (1:56.06) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... took 12th in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational with a regionally qualifying time of 1:50.30 ... tenth place in the 1500m at the Mesa Track & Field Classic with a time of 4:12.34 ... clinched third in the 800m with a time of 1:52.92 at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational ... claimed third in the 800m with a time of 1:50.61 at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... finished seventh in the 800m at Regionals with a time of 1:51.57 ... named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC.