WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2007-08): Cross Country - Leading runner for Cougars throughout season...finished eighth overall, team leader, at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis)...led team to a fifth-place finish...earned second team All-Pac-10 honors...second WSU runner to cross the line at Pre-Nationals and NCAA West Regionals (11/10/07, Eugene)...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...Indoor - Ran PR time in mile of 4:57.78i at Vandal Indoor (2/8/08, Moscow)...took more than 10 seconds off her PR time in 3000m (9:39.56i) for ninth place at MPSF Championships (3/1/08, Seattle)...3k time is fifth-best in school records...REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2008): Outdoor - Reached PRs in 800m (2:14.08), 1500m (4:34.02) and outdoor 3k (9:58.18)...took nearly one minute off her lifetime-best 5000m time at Stanford Invitational to clock in NCAA RQ time of 16:42.91 (4/4/08, Stanford)...time is sixth-best in WSU all-time records...only 22nd in 5k at Pac-10 Championships (17:57.51)...disappointing 22nd in 5k at NCAA West Regional (17:30.06)...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
JUNIOR (2006-07): Cross Country - Consistently among top five finishers...took third place at Idaho Jamboree and at Montana Invitational, placed 16th at Sundodger Invite and 105th at Pre-Nationals...fourth on team and 38th overall at Pac-10 Championships (10/28/06, Stanford)...third on team and 70th overall at NCAA West Regional meet (11/11/06, Portland).
SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Cross Country - Opened season with third place at the Idaho Jamboree...17th at the Sundodger Invitational...seventh at Montana Invitational...178th at Pre-Nationals...55th overall, fifth on team at Pac-10 Championships (10/29/05, Tucson)...85th overall, fourth on team at NCAA West Regional meet (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...Indoor - Best year of running yet...clocked PR in mile of 4:58.23i at Cougar Indoor (1/28/06, Pullman)...ran top 3k time of 9:50.15 for 13th in MPSF Championships (2/25/06, Seattle)...Outdoor - Ran best times in 1500m of 4:25.58 (Trojan Invite, 3/25/06), and in 3000m of 10:18.60 (WSU-UW Dual Meet, 4/29/06, Pullman)...clocked top 5000m time of 17:22.29 at Stanford Invite (4/1/06)...finished 24th in the 5k at the Pac-10 Championships...named to Pac-10 T&F All-Academic honorable mention.
FRESHMAN (2004-05): Cross Country - Opened season with fourth place finish at Idaho Jamboree, running unattached...fifth WSU runner and 181st overall at NCAA Pre-National Meet (10/16/04, Terre Haute)...ninth Cougar and 73rd overall at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/04, San Francisco)...Indoor - Clocked top mile 3000m time of 10:177.57i for 23rd at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Third on team with 1500m time of 4:42.37 (4/167/05, Walnut) and 5k time of 17:50.22 (3/26/05, Stanford).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eleven letters at Sunnyside High...four each in cross country and track as standout distance runner for coach Robin Bryson...three as point guard on coach Leo Gomez's basketball squad... junior year set Grizzlies' basketball record for most 3-pointers in a season (49) and selected to participate in all-state basketball game...three-time Tri-City Herald and three-time Mid-Valley League Runner of the Year...state cross country finishes included being first girl in SHS history to run as freshman, sixth place as junior and champion as senior...state 3200m finishes included second as freshman, champion as sophomore, sixth as junior, champion as senior (10:58.69)...1600m state finishes of third as junior, sixth as senior...senior year, ranked No. 5 among Washington cross country runners...qualified for Border Clash...team MVP and Scholar Athlete...holds SHS records in 800m, 1600m and 3200m.
PERSONAL. Born in June, 1986 in Yakima, Wash...father Nick is a union laborer...mother Robin is an office manager...younger brother Gracen...member of National Honor Society (3.7 GPA)...ASB president...involved in Key Club, Drama Club, Leadership, Fire Squad, Executive Counsel, Rotary International, Interhigh and Leaders in Action....majoring in history with teaching credential... did her student teaching in the fall of 2008.
GONZALEZ'S WSU BESTS
800m - 2:14.08 (2008)
1500m - 4:34.02 (2008)
Mile - 4:57.78i (2008)
3000m - 9:39.56i (2008)
5000m - 16:42.91 (2008)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2008 5000m 22nd 17:57.51 2006 5000m 24th 18:52.60
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2008 5000m 23rd 17:30.06