About Liz

General Info:

    Events: 3000 Meter Steeplechase, 5000 Meters, Cross Country
    Height: 5-9
    Weight: 116
    Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
    High School: East High School – Salt Lake City, Utah
    College: Brigham Young University
    Coach: Patrick Shane
    Agent: Chris Layne, Total Sports Management, Inc.
    Sponsor: Nike

Career Highlights:

    Professional

      Four-time USA Champion (’99, ’00, ’02, ’05);
      Olympic Trials Champion (’00)
      2005 World Championships: 9th Place (First American)
      2005 World Ranking: 7th (First American)
      2005 World Athletics Final: 8th Place (First American)
      Held the American Record in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase for four years
      Ranked 1st in the USA (’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’05)
      Two-time USA Outdoors runner-up (’98, ’01);
      2001 Goodwill Games: 4th Place

    After graduation college, Liz signed with Nike and began her professional career.

    College

      2001 NCAA Champion: 3000 Meter Steeplechase
      Nine-time NCAA All-American (5 in Track, 4 in Cross Country)
      Academic All-American
      BYU Cross Country National Champions: 1999 (Team Captain & First place runner)
      BYU Cross Country National Champions: 1997 (Third place runner)

    High School

      State Champion in Cross Country
      Broke State Course Record in Cross Country at State Championships
      State Champion: 800 Meters
      State Champion: Mile (1600 Meters)
      Named Utah’s Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete
      Captain of State Championship Cross Country Team
      Academic All-American

    A serious dancer most of her life, Liz didn’t start running until her Junior Year in High School. That Spring, she was State Champion in the 800 meters. The next Fall as a Senior, Liz won her state cross country championship and also broke the course record. She finished up her Senior year by winning the State Championship in the 1600 meters.

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