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

Personal: Major is undeclared ... interested in international relations ... daughter of Ajay and Jane Mehra ... has a younger sister, Monica ... also interested in swimming and soccer.