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Rebecca Mehra
Rebecca Mehra
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes
Major: International relations
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* Two-Time All-American *

Career Bests (thru 2016 indoors):

  • 1,500 meters: 4:17.67
  • 800: 2:09
  • Mile: 4:40.46
  • 5,000: 16:23.91
  • 3,000: 9:25.48i
  • 1,000: 2:45.28i

Stanford Record Book:
Indoors

  • 1,000: 4th
  • DMR: 3rd, 5th

At Stanford:

  • Anchored Stanford to third place in the DMR at the 2016 NCAA Indoors, earning first-team All-America honors.
  • Earned second-team All-America honors in the 1,500 at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

2016 Season:
Indoors

  • Anchored Stanford to third in the DMR at the NCAA Championships.
  • Ran a personal-best 1,600 split of 4:35.88.
  • Anchored Stanford to the nation's No. 1 time in the DMR, to win the Penn State National.
  • Her split of 4:36.0 finished off Stanford's 10:54.58, the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history.
  • Held off Georgetown's Katrina Coogan to earn the victory in her first anchor leg of any relay at Stanford.
  • It was her first anchor leg of any relay at Stanford.
  • Won the 1,000 (2:45.28) to open the season at the UW Indoor Preview.
2015 Season:
Outdoors
  • Ran to a personal best in the 1,500 (4:17.67) at the Payton Jordan Invitational.
  • Ran the first leg of the 4x1500 relay that earned Stanford its' first victory at the Penn Relays since 2006.
  • Put Stanford in front with a 4:23.0 split.
  • Placed eighth at Pac-12's in 4:22.43.
  • Third at the Big Meet in 4:18.45.
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
Indoors
  • Ran one race, placing 12th in her heat of the mile (4:55.19) at the Husky Classic.
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:

  • Placed 56th at the 2015 Pac-12 meet, 23rd in 2014, 33rd in 2013, and 50th in 2012.
  • Team's No. 5 at 2013 NCAA's, placing 160th.

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 international relations.
  • Daughter of Ajay and Jane Mehra.
  • Has a younger sister, Monica.

Career Results:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2016 Indoors (3) 3,000 9:25.48 10 (MPSF) -- --
    1,000 2:45.28 -- -- --
    DMR 10:54.58 -- -- 3
2015 Outdoors (5) 1,500 4:17.67 8 (Pac-12) -- --
    4x1500 17:24.54 -- -- --
  Indoors (1) Mile 4:55.19 -- -- --
2014 Outdoors (7) 1,500 4:17.82 3 (Pac-12) 8 14
    Mile 4:40.46 -- -- --
    5,000 16:23.91 17 (Pac-12) -- --
  Indoors (4) Mile 4:44.04 7 (MPSF) -- --
    1,000 2:46.67 -- -- --
    DMR 11:23.74 5 (MPSF) -- --
    4x800 9:00.20 -- -- --
2013 Outdoors (1) 1,500 4:31.48 -- -- --
    800 2:16.87 -- -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --

 

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