Cardinal women beat Cal in 119th rivalry meet with Cal
Cardinal and Cal continue dual-meet rivalry
Junior runs fastest time in the world this year
Cardinal wraps up 29th annual meet
Action heats up at 29th annual meet
Stanford Invitational (Photos by Richard Ersted)
Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors):
60-Meter Hurdles: 8.27i
100 Hurdles: 13.00
400 Hurdles: 58.91
Stanford Record Book:
100 Hurdles: 2nd
400 Hurdles: 5th
60 Hurdles: 2nd
At Stanford: Not only one of the top hurdlers in Stanford history, but one of the top sprinters as well... won three All-America honors in 2012, including first-team in the 100 hurdles.
2013 Season: Indoors - Placed second in the 60 hurdles at the MPSF Championships in a personal record 8.27, the second-fastest time in school history ... placed 12th overall in the 60, with a time of 7.64 in the prelims ... won the 60 at the Armory Invitational in a personal record 7.61 ... competed in five meets, running four meets in 60 hurdles and three in the 60 and 4x400 ... ran a season best 24.71 in the 200 at the Don Kirby Invitational.
2012 Season: Outdoors - Earned three All-America honors ... placed eighth in the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Championships in 13.97 to earn first-team honors, after recording a personal best of 13.00 in the prelims ... was second team in 4x100, running the third leg in a school-record 44.07 at the NCAA prelims for 11th overall ... was honorable mention in the 100, by running an 11.45 in the NCAA prelims for 17th overall ... was second in the 100 hurdles at the Pac-12 Championships in 13.01 ... was third at Pac-12's in the 4x100 ... placed fifth at Pac-12's in the 200 in 23.36 ... ran a wind-aided 11.40 for the third-best 100 time at the NCAA West Preliminary Round ... had the fifth-best at the NCAA West's in the 100 hurdles, with a wind-aided 13.06 ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors - Placed fifth at the MPSF Championships in the 60 hurdles in 8.43 ... ran her season best of 8.33 at the Bronco Invitational ... an MPSF All-Academic selection.
2011 Season: Outdoors - Advanced through the first round of the NCAA Preliminary Round running 59.80 in the 400 hurdles to place 17th ... also advanced to the NCAA Preliminary Round in the 100 hurdles, placing 28th in 13.94 ... placed eighth at the Pac-10 Championships in the 400 hurdles, running 59.66, but ran a career-best time of 58.91 in the prelims ... placed 12th in the prelims of the 100 hurdles at the Pac-10's in 13.94 ... the Big Meet runner-up in the 400 hurdles in 1:00.55 ... also placed third at the Big Meet in the 100 hurdles in 13.91. Indoors - Placed sixth in the 60 hurdles at the MPSF Championships with a 8.47 ... career-best time of 8.41 in the 60 hurdles came at the New Mexico Invitational.
International Experience: Represented the United States in the 400 hurdles at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy ... finished third in her heat, at 1:01.85.
High School: A four-time California state finalist in the 300 hurdles ... a two-time California state finalist in the 100 hurdles (2009-10) ... named first-team All-Central Coast Section by the San Jose Mercury News in 2008 and 2009 ... the 2009 Female Athlete of the Year by San Jose Mercury News ... set high school records in the 60 hurdles of 8.58, the 100 of 11.85, the 100 hurdles of 13.70, the 200 of 24.47, the 300 hurdles of 42.06, the 400 of 56.69 and the 400 hurdles of 1.01:16 ... three-time captain of Leland, including the 2009 CCS girls championship team ... a four-year member of the LSI Spring Club team ... a 2009 finalist at the World Youth Championships qualifier in the 100hurdles ... a two-time National Elite All-American in the 400 hurdles (2007-08) ... a 2008 National Elite All-American in the 200 and 100 hurdles ... the 2008 USATF Youth national champion in the 400 hurdles ... also played varsity soccer as a freshman.
Personal: Majoring in biology with a possible profession in veterinary medicine ... daughter of Todd and Tina Nelms ... has one younger brother, Andrew ... related to Jill Sprague (Andrews) who was a four-time All-America gymnast at UCLA and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame ... enjoys camping, fishing, and going to church.