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

At Stanford:

  • Anchored Stanford to third in the 2016 NCAA indoor distance medley relay, earning first-team All-America honors.
  • A second-team All-American in 2014 in the 1,500.

2015 Season (Senior):

  • Raced once during the season, placing 56th at the Pac-12 Championships (6K, 21:16.7).

2014 Season (Junior): 

  • Raced six times, including at the Pac-12 and NCAA West Regional championships.
  • Ran third for Stanford and 67th overall at the Wisconsin Invitational (20:51, 6K).
  • Placed 70th at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford (21:27.1, 6K).
  • Stanford's No. 5 at the Pac-12 Championships, placing 25th overall (20:52, 6K).
  • Seventh in USF Invitational (18:02.8, 5K) to open the season.
  • 14th at Stanford Invitational (21:27, 6K) as team's No. 3.
  • 12th at Washington Invitational (20:47, 6K).
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2013 Season (Sophomore):

  • Finished a career-best No. 3 on the team at the Pac-12 Championships, placing 33rd in Louisville, Colo. (22:48, 6K).
  • Placed 160th at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., and was No. 5 on Stanford's team (21:42.2, 6K).
  • Was Stanford 'A' team No. 7 at the Stanford Invitational (22:19, 6K).
  • Team No. 4 at the USF Invite, placing fifth overall (18:07.4, 5K).
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2012 Season (Freshman):

  • Finished 50th in the Pac-12 Championships as Stanford's No. 6 runner.
  • Covered the 6K course in Santa Clarita, Calif., in 21:51.
  • Stanford's No. 7 runner at the NCAA West Regionals for runner-up team, placing 127th in 22:00 (6K).
  • Made collegiate debut at Stanford Invitational, placing 13th in 21:25 over 6K.
  • Ran No. 6 for Stanford in team runner-up finish at Wisconsin adidas Invitational, clocking 21:04 for 6K.

Track and Field:

  • Anchored Stanford to third place at 2016 NCAA Indoors in the DMR with a 4:35.88 split for 1,600.
  • Earned second-team outdoor All-America honors in 2014, placing 14th overall in the 1,500 in the NCAA semifinals.
  • Has a 1,500 personal best of 4:17.67.

High School:

  • The 2009 California state Division III champion in cross country.
  • A four-time all-state runner in both cross country and track.
  • Coached in high school by former Stanford Olympian Jeff Atkinson.
  • A three time participant in the Nike Cross Nationals with a best finish of 13th place 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) and 3,200 (10:25), along with the DMR, SMR, 4x400 and 4x1,600 meters.
  • Helped Palos Verdes to the Division III state cross-country title in 2011, a second-place finish in 2010 and third place in 2009.
  • Also played soccer at Palos Verdes and was the school's Offensive Player of the Year.


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