as of Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Indoor: Competed in the 800m run at seven meets during the indoor season, including at the Big 12 Indoor Championships where she clocked a personal-best time of 2:16.78 ... Her second-best time of the season came at the Bill Bergan Invitational where she was paced at 2:17.37 ... Clocked in a 2:17.78 at the ISU Classic ... Decreased her times by nearly seven seconds from the start of the season as she clocked in at 2:23.78 in her first 800m run appearance of the season at the Missouri Invitational ... Her personal-best time of 2:16.78 was nearly five seconds better than her personal-record heading into the season ... Competed in the 4x400m relay twice during the season, posting a season-best time of 4:03.75 at the Bill Bergan Invitational.
Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 2:21.84 in the 800m run at the ISU Classic. Outdoor: Clocked an outdoor season-best time of 2:19.01 in the 800m run at the Jefferson Cup dual meet with Virginia.
Outdoor: Redshirt season.
Outdoor: Finished 10th at the Walton Combined Events in the heptathlon (3,958, season best). Indoor: Redshirt season.
Was a 13-time Illinois state qualifier for Normal High School ... was a USATF Junior Olympic heptathlon medalist in 2005 ... medaled in the heptathlon four times in the AAU Junior Olympic Championships, winning national title in 2004) ... also played basketball and soccer in high school ... high school PRs - HEPT, 4642 ... high school coaches - Amy Scott (track), Tom Patten (cross country) ... club team - Sandhills Track Club.
Daughter of Andy & Kelly Nelson ... majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology ... was a two-time IHSA Scholar Athlete ... member of the National Honor Society ... born June 20, 1988 in St. Peters, Mo.