Born in Westlake Village, Calif.
Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morristown, New Jersey
Parents are Pat and Cheri McDonald
Earned four letters in cross country and track at Thousand Oaks High School
An academic athlete in cross country and track
Honored as an outstanding junior in cross country and track and as an outstanding senior in cross country
Athlete of the week in the Ventura County Star newspaper
Helped her team to a 3rd-place finish at the 2001 state cross country championships and 2nd-place at the 2002 state cross country championships
Pl. Event Time
210 NCAA Championships 23:19
2008: - Mission
2007: - Mission
31 BYU Autumn Classic 20:06
17 Great American Invit. 19:33
200 NCAA Championships 23:04
2003 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted the 2003 cross country season
2004 | Freshman Year
Ran in the MWC Championships 5K event.
Came in second overall in the 10K at the MWC meet and seventh place in the 5K event.
2006 | Sophomore Year
Began the season by competing at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:06.7
Ran a time of 19:33.7 at the Great American Invitational, earning a 17th place finish
Competed at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 23:04
Named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team.
2009 | Junior Year
Competed well at the NCAA Championships, running the 6K race in 23:19
Was injured for most of the season.