Born in Bryan, Texas ... parents are Wilford and Mary Jo Gardner ... married Scott McCauley in June 2007 ... serves as a member of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes ... loves to cook, cycle, water ski and wakebord ... majoring in exercise science.
Lettered three years in cross country and four in track at A&M Consolidated High School ... cross country district champion ... made Footlocker South All-South Team ... holds high school's track and cross country records for the 1,600m (5:06), 3,200m (10:36), two mile (10:30) and 5k (16:45) distances ... placed sixth at nationals for the two mile with a time of 10:30 in 2005 ... earned a third-place finish at the USATF Junior Nationals with a time of 16:45 in the 5,000m.
BEST TIMES: 5,000m - 16.45 ,
2005 | Freshman Year
CC: Placed fourth at the 5k BYU Alumni Invitational with a time of 17:56.9 ... had a time of 18:36.1 and a fifth-place finish at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic ... ran in the Nike Race of Champions at the Great American and placed 25th with a time of 17:59.5 ... placed 64th in the 6k Pre-National meet with a time of 21:34.8 ... had a time of 22:09.3 and a 23rd-place finish at the 6k MWC Championships ... placed 40th at the 6k NCAA Mt. Region meet with a time of 22:49.2.
2008 | Junior Year
CC: Competed at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic and placed 59th with a time of 21:34.3 ... at the Bob Firman Invitational 5k ran a 34th-place time of 19:55.60 ... placed 38th at the 5k Utah Valley Invitational with a time of 20:25.5.