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Rebecca Mehra
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes
Major: International relations
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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:

• 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 4:17.82.

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.