Born April 1985 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Hawk and Cheryl Harper ... married.
Lettered all four years in both cross country and track ... four year Athletic MVP at Orem HS in both cross country and track ... two-time region champion in cross country ... three-time cross country state champion and MVP ... state champion in the 1600m and 3200m (twice) ... inducted into the Utah High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame ... named second-team All-American at the Footlocker Nationals where she placed 9th in 2001 and 13th in 2002 and was named third-team All-American ... won the 1600m in 2002 with a time of 4:51 at the Arcadia Invitational ... 2003 Mt. SAC 3000m champion and placed second in the 1500m ... ranked third nationally in the 3000m and second in the 1500m.
2003 | Freshman Year
In her season opener at the University of Hawaii Big Wave Invitational 4K she placed 10th with a time of 14:25 ... placed 15th in the Great American Cross Country Festival with a time of 19:06.7 ... ran in Pre Nationals placing 86th in 21:59 ... ran 22:26 at the MWC Championships placing 13th ... was honored as the MWC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-MWC ... competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placed 83rd in 21:18.9 ... competed in the USA Jr. Cross Country Championships placing third and earning a spot on the USA Jr. Cross Country Team to represent the USA in Brussels, Belgium ... finished first for the USA team in Belgium at the World Jr. Cross Country Championships and 24th overall in the world, helping the team to fourth overall.
2004 | Sophomore Year
Placed seventh at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 18:48.2 ... placed 75th overall at Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:59.3 ... placed eighth at the MWC Championships with a time of 22:37 and earned Second Team All-MWC honors ... placed 17th at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships with a time of 21:30.0 earning Mt. Region honors ... placed 105th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 22:18.
2005 | Junior Year
Ran unattached in the BYU Alumni Invitational with a time of 17:56.8 and a second place finish ... placed 11th at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:32.6 ... ran in the Nike Race of Champions at the Great American with a time of 18:18.9 ... ran in the Pre-National meet with a time of 23:06.9.