Major: General Studies
Event: 800M (IN: 2:06.02; OUT: 2:06.41)
Proved to be one of the Lady Tigers’ top 800-meter runners during her three year career at LSU from 2005-07 ... Made appearances in the event at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Was a two-time participant at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Her top indoor time of 2:06.02 ranks No. 5 on the school’s all-time indoor performance list ... Also boasts an outdoor personal best of 2:06.41 ... Highlighted her career by running the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that won a national title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2006 ... Foursome clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 3:25.78.
Competed in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in her LSU career ... Finished 18th in the event at the national meet ... Qualified for the NCAA meet after clocking a new indoor personal best time of 2:06.02 at the Cyclone National Qualifier on March 3 in Ames, Iowa ... Time ranks fifth on the school’s all-time indoor performance list ... Finished fifth in the 800 meters at the prestigious Tyson Invitational with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:07.76 ... Crossed the finish line in 11th place at both the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran on the Lady Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team that finished first at the Tyson Invitational ... Lined up in the 400 meters one time during the indoor season, finishing second at the Lobo Invitational (55.14) ... Did not compete during the outdoor season as her eligibility had expired.
A key member of the Lady Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team during the outdoor season, she ran the second leg on the foursome that captured the NCAA title in 3:25.78 ... Time ranks as the second fastest in Lady Tiger history ... Also helped the long relay team to a win at the NCAA Mideast Regional (3:28.93) and all-SEC honors (3:31.44) ... Individually, qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters during the outdoor season ... Went on to finish 21st overall (2:07.45) ... Clocked a personal-best 2:06.41 to finish fifth at the regional meet and earn a bid to the national championships ... Ran 2:06.69 in the prelims ... Just missed all-SEC honors in the event, finishing third in 2:07.31 ... Picked up a victory during the Tiger Classic (2:08.42 ... During the indoor season, posted a season best of 2:07.27 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Open ... Ran 2:07.30 at the Tyson Invitational.
2005 CROSS COUNTRY
Did not run in any races for the Lady Tigers
Was an NCAA regional qualifier in the 800 meters ... Scored at the SEC Championships in the event, finishing seventh overall with a time of 2:09.10 ... Clocked a personal-best 2:08.41 during the prelims ... Finished second at the Sun Angel Classic (2:09.13) ... Top 800-meter time of the indoor season was a 2:16.45 effort at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational.
2004 CROSS COUNTRY
Ran in two races for LSU ... Clocked 25:00.4 over a 6K course at the Chile Pepper Festival ... finished in 25:48.76 at the LSU Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
Attended Central Arizona Junior College ... Helped her team to regional titles in 2003 and 2004 ... Member of the Honor Roll.
Ran cross country and track at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Helped her team to the cross country city title in 2000 and the indoor and outdoor track city championships in 2001 ... Ran on the 4x800 relay team that finished first at the Penn Relays in 2002 ... Came to LSU with a personal best time of 2:10 in the 800 meters ... A member of the honor roll.
Born Jan. 4, 1985 ... Daughter of Cecilia Francis and Fimbar Simon.