Born December 1983 in Provo, Utah ... parents are John and Anna Leesa Barrus.
Lettered in track and cross country four years at Clovis HS ... five time state qualifier ... named all-league and all-valley four times ... 2002 Valley Champion in the 3,200m.
2002 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted the season.
2003 | Sophomore Year
Placed 10th in the BYU Alumni Invitational women's 5K with a time of 16:57.7 ... finished 14th at the BYU Autumn Classic in 18:56.7 ... ran in the 4K University of Hawaii's Big Wave Invitational placing 12th in 14:33 ... finished sixth place in the Pre MWC Championships in 23 minutes.
2004 | Junior Year
Placed sixth at the BYU Alumni Invitational with a time of 19:25.6 ... had an 11th place finish at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:01.3 ... at the Great America she finished 51st overall with a time of 18:29.1.