Parents are Steve and Debbie ... majoring in health science ... married to Brian McKell.
Won 2004 Deseret News Marathon ... won 2004 Great Aloha Run in Honolulu ... lettered in track, cross country and tennis at Mt. Spokane High School.
Ran cross country at BYU-Hawaii ... was Academic All-American for three years ... named a BYU-H Scholar Athlete ... three year team MVP ... 2004 BYU-H Athlete of the Year ... won 2003 and 2004 conference and regional championships ... two-time NCAA Division II National Champion winning in 2003 and 2004.
In her BYU debut she placed third at the BYU Alumni Invitational with a time of 17:59.7 ... won the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 18:13.6 ... won the Big Wave Invitational with a time of 14:25.4 ... placed fourth with a time of 17:15.7 in the Great American-Nike Race of Champions ... ran in the Pre-National meet with a time of 20:36.1 and an 11th place finish ... placed second in the MWC Championships with a time of 20:59.2 ... earned First Team All-MWC honors with her performance at the MWC Championships ... placed fifth at the NCAA Mt. Region meet with a time of 21:07.4 and earned Mt. Region honors ... finished the season with a 24th place finish and a time of 20:24.0 at the NCAA National Championship ... earned her first NCAA Div. I All-America honor.