About me

My life, my running and my coaching credentials.

Personal Information

After a successful college career where I won 5 NCAA titles, I became a professional athlete. I competed in 2 Olympics, Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. I competed in 21 World Championships in track, cross country and road, including 5 top 20 finishes at the world cross country and a team bronze medal.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology (Dean's list and Academic All-American). I was also a volunteer assistant coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University.

I am a USATF Level 3 certified coach and USATF Coaching Education instructor, bringing a wealth of knowledge to coaching every athlete I coach whether it's a first time marathoner or my elite athletes competing at Major Championships.

I have been National team coach for TeamUSA at the 2022 NACAC track and field championships in Freeport, Bahamas. I also travelled as US Womens Team coach to the Great Stirling Cross Country 2019.

In 2021 I was the recipient of the "Terry Crawford Distinguised Female in Coaching" award. In December, 2017 I was awarded the "Level 2 Coaches Rising Star Award" from USATF, USA Track & Field.