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Amy Weissenbach
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Middle Distances
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake School
Major: English
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*Six-Time All-American*

Career Bests (thru 2014 collegiate season):

• 800 Meters: 2:00.98
• 400: 55.41
• 1,500: 4:17.40
• 1,000: 2:44.93i
• Mile: 4:50.53c

Stanford Record Book:

• 800: 2nd
• 4x400 Relay: 3rd


• 800: 2nd
• 4x400 Relay: 4th, 7th
• Distance Medley Relay: 1st, 8th

At Stanford:

• Two-time first-team All-America in the 800 outdoors
• Set a national freshman record of 2:00.98 to advance to the final of the 2013 U.S. senior nationals, and earned first-team All-America honors in her first collegiate season
• Ranked No. 10 in Track & Field News 2013 U.S. rankings

2014 Season: Outdoors -

• Reached her second consecutive NCAA outdoor final in the 800, where she finished sixth for the second consecutive season, earning first-team All-America honors
• Took the lead in the NCAA final on the final lap, and finished in 2:04.16
• Was second in her semifinal heat in 2:04.46
• Had the second-fastest time (2:04.84) at the NCAA West Prelims
• Did not run in the Pac-12 final as an injury precaution
• Was fifth in the top section of the Payton Jordan Invitational, in a season-best 2:02.60
• Won the 800 and anchored the winning 4x400 relay at the Big Meet
• Ran legs on Stanford's runner-up 4x1,500 and distance medley relays at the Penn Relays
• Named to Pac-12 All-Academic second team

Indoors -

• Earned her second first-team All-America honor by running the leadoff (1,200 meter) leg of Stanford's second-place distance medley relay team at the NCAA Championships
• Ran a split of 3:25.66 and made the exchange in first place
• Won the MPSF title in the 800, running a personal indoor best of 2:04.99, placing her No. 2 on Stanford's all-time list
• Bettered her school record in the indoor 800 with a 2:05.50, but finished second behind teammate Justine Fedronic in the invite race at the Penn State National
• Ran a 3:20.7 split for 1,200 on the opening leg of Stanford's school record-setting distance medley relay (10:54.04) that won the Penn State National

2013 Season: Outdoors –

• Advanced to the 800-meter final at the USATF Championships, one of only two collegians to do so
• Placed seventh in the final (2:01.74) in Des Moines, Iowa
• In the semifinals, ran a school and personal record of 2:00.98 on June 21
• Qualified in the final spot for the final with a lean at the finish to edge Maggie Vessey
• Set a national freshman record in the race, breaking the mark of 2:01.6 by Tennessee State’s Madeline Manning in 1967
• Weissenbach moved into No. 5 on the all-time U.S. junior list
• Time was the 14th fastest by an American in 2013
• Placed sixth in the 800 at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, running a collegiate best 2:02.29
• The time was the second-fastest in school history (behind Justine Fedronic's 2:01.67 in the same race) and established a Stanford freshman record
• It also achieved the USATF Championships 'A' standard
• Earned first-team All-America honors in the 800 and was honorable mention in the 4x400, helping Stanford to 17th at the NCAA's
• Sixth in the 1,500 at the Pac-12 Championships (4:17.98)
• Third leg on the third fastest 4x400 in school history, clocking 3:32.65 to place eighth overall at the NCAA West Prelims
• Won the Big Meet in the 1,500 (4:22.65) and was second in the 800 (2:06.48)
• Won the Payton Jordan Invitational with a strong kick (2:04.24)
• Ran 1,500 personal best of 4:17.40 at the Stanford Invitational.

Indoors -

Broke the school indoor record in the 800 with her 2:05.56 to win the UW Final Qualifier in Seattle on March 1
• Earned two second-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships
• Missed qualifying for the NCAA final by one place in the 800, but placed ninth overall with a prelim time of 2:06.66
• Ran the opening leg on Stanford's distance medley relay team that finished 11th at the NCAA's, earning a second All-America honor
• Made her collegiate debut with a 4:52.01 mile to win the UW Preview on Jan. 12
• Placed second in the MPSF Championships in the 800 at 2:06.14
• Ran the third leg on Stanford's third-place 4x400 (3:38.16) at MPSF's, the No. 4 time in Stanford indoor history
• Led off DMR that ran a season best -- and No. 7 at Stanford all-time -- of 11:06.46 at the Armory Invitational

High School:

• The 2011 Gatorade National Track Athlete of the Year
• Three-time California state champion in the 800
• Owns the National Federation high school record (against high school-only competition) of 2:02.04 at 800
• A two-time Nike national champion at 800
• Placed fourth in 2009 and third in 2010 in the Division IV final at the California state cross country meet
• Teamed with Stanford teammate Cami Chapus to help Harvard-Westlake set the national high school record for the distance medley relay in 2011 of 11:40.89
• Also won the sprint medley relay national title in 2011
• Helped Harvard-Westlake to the 2009 Division IV state title in cross country
• Won three Mission League titles at Harvard-Westlake in track
• A part of the 2011 CIF Southern Section Division III championship cros-country team
• Also owns the Harvard-Westlake record for 400

International Competition:

• Completed for the United States at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lille, France in the 800
• Placed fourth with a time of 2:03.59
• Ran in the 2012 Olympic trials in the 800, but came to nearly a complete stop to avoid a fallen runner and did not advance out of the first round


• Major is undeclared
• Daughter of John Weissenbach and Ann Southworth
• Mother was a diver at Stanford
• Has a younger brother, Ben