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Rebecca Mehra
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes
Major: International relations
Mehra Photos


Career Bests (thru 2014 collegiate season):

• 1,500: 4:17.82
• 800 Meters: 2:09
• Mile: 4:40.46
• 5,000: 16:23.91
• 1,000: 2:46.67i
• Two Mile: 10:28.63c

2014 Season: Outdoors -

• Had a breakthrough season, dropping nearly 14 seconds off her 1,500 personal best and earning second-team All-America honors
• Missed qualifying for the NCAA final by 0.16, placing sixth in her 1,500 semifinal and missing a qualifying spot by two places, finishing 14th overall in 4:21.63
• Passed five runners on the final lap to nearly qualify
• Finished third at the Pac-12 Championships, running 4:21.62
• Set her personal 1,500 best of 4:17.82 while placing 11th in the 'B' race at the Payton Jordan Invitational
• Was eighth in the NCAA West Prelims (4:19.20)
• Set a four-second PB in the mile by running 4:40.46 to place 10th in the Olympic Development race at the Penn Relays
• 17th in the Pac-12 5,000 (17:05.60)
• Ran 5,000 PB of 16:23.91 while winning the third section at the Stanford Invitational
• Third in the Big Meet 1,500
• Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

Indoors -

• Set a personal best in the mile by running 4:44.04 to place seventh at the MPSF Championships on March 1
• Earlier set a PB with a winning 4:48.84 in the 'B' race of the Husky Classic on Feb. 15
• Made collegiate indoor debut with a third-place in the 1,000 (2:46.67) and a leg on the runner-up 4x400 at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview on Jan. 18
2013 Season: Outdoors -

• Ran in only one meet, making her debut by doubling at the Outdoor Opener (March 2)
• Ran 4:31.48 (third) in the 1,500 and 2:16.87 (second) in the 800

Indoors -

• Did not compete

Cross Country:

• Was Stanford's No. 3 runner at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, finishing 33rd
• Team's No. 5 at 2013 NCAA's, placing 160th
• Finished 50th as Stanford's No. 6 runner at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships
• Also ran on Stanford's 2012 NCAA West Regional team

High School:

• One of the few in California history to compete in eight state meets -- four in track and four in cross country
• The 2009 California state Division III champion in cross country
• Was second in the state in the 1,600 in 2012 (4:47.33)
• A three time participant in the Nike Cross Nationals with a best finish of 13th in 2009
• Holds the California state record in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (7:02)
• Set seven school records at Palos Verdes, including the 800 (2:09), 1,600 (4:47.33) and 3,200 (10:25.01), along with the DMR, SMR, 4x400 and 4x1,600
• Helped Palos Verdes to the Division III state cross-country title in 2011, a second-place finish in 2010 and third place in 2009
• Coached in high school by Jeff Atkinson, an Olympian and Stanford's mile record holder
• Also played soccer at Palos Verdes and was the school's Offensive Player of the Year


• Major is undeclared
• Interested in international relations
• Daughter of Ajay and Jane Mehra
• Has a younger sister, Monica
• Also interested in swimming and soccer