Born in Salt Lake City... parents are Scott and Donna Gillespie.
1997-CC: placed 10th in the Collegiate race at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 18:40...finished in ninth place in 18:22 at the Ricks Invitational.
1998-T&F: finished fourth in the 1500m at the U.S. Junior Nationals in a time of 4:33.27...finished seventh in the 1500m at the WAC Championships.
1998-CC: redshirted the season.
1999-T&F: took second in the mile with a 4:47.09 at the WAC Indoor Championships...finished 18th in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships...finished second in the 1500m at the Texas Relays (provisional-qualifying 4:23) and at the Mt. SAC Relays...ran a season-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 4:22.25 in the 1500m at the Cardinal Invitational...finished fifth at the WAC Championships in the 1500m...qualified for the NCAAs in the 1500m; finished 17th.
1999-CC: placed 22nd at the BYU Triple Crown with a 17:50 for the three-mile course.
2000-T&F: won the 800m at the Snake River Open in 2:13.75...took second in the mile with a 4:53.93 at the Mountain States Games...finished third in the 1500m with a 4:27.36 at the ASU Invitational ...won the 1500m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... also ran the 400m in 59.59 at the UTEP meet...ran on BYU's second-place 4x800m relay team in the Hayward Relays before injuries forced her to miss the remainder of the season.
2000-CC: finished 30th at Stanford Invitational ... fourth team finisher and 26th overall at Utah State Invitational with a time of 21:01 on the 5K course.