Born July 1986 in Provo, Utah ... parents are John and Janene Petersen ... father competed on the BYU cross country team ... majoring in exercise science.
Lettered two years in both track and cross country at Santa Rita HS.
Transfer from Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz: member of the 2004 NJCAA women's cross country national championship team ... 2006 NJCAA women's 3000m steeplechase national champion.
BEST TIMES: 800m - 2:19, 1500m - 4:47, 3000m steeplechase - 10:46, 5000m - 17:40
Began the season by competing at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:23.4 ... ran at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in 22:24.71 ... finished in 17th place at Disney World with her time of 18:41.76 ... competed at the Pre-National, meet in the open race, in 22:38.8 ... named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team.
Placed 30th at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:19.1 ... competed in the Bill Dellinger Invitational, finishing 68th with a 6k time of 21:37 ... ran in the 6k open invitational at Pre-Nationals finishing 50th with a time of 22:41.2