AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
Ran in 5 races ... Finished in 44th place at the CCAA Championships (23:46.1) ... Started the season with a 16th place finish at the San Diego Opener (16:44.4) ... Finished in 22nd place at the San Bernardino Invitational as the 4th UCSD runner (24:10.0).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Took part in five races ... Finished 52nd overall at the CCAA Championships with a time of 23:58.7 ... Had highest showing of 22nd place at the first-ever Lancer Invitational, crossing the finish line in 19:44 ... Started season with a 48th-place finish and time of 17:26.9 at the UCSD Opener ... Settled for 66th overall with a time of 24:21.5 showing on the clock at the 20th Annual Triton Invitational ... Also competed at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational (20:33.7, 119th).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... Competed in six races and scored in the last two ... Earned the team's fourth-best finish at the CCAA Championships (22:35.7) and the NCAA West Regional Championships (23.40) in Spokane, Wash. ... Placed 30th and 70th overall, respectively, in those races ... Had impressive debut with eighth-place overall finish at UCSD Opener (16:05.7) ... Was among top seven Tritons in Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational (23:41.430, 68th overall) and Triton Classic Invitational (23:49.2, 18th).
A 2011 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula ... Was a two-time All-Southwestern League performer for the Wolf Pack ... Led GOHS to three straight CIF Southern Section titles from 2009-11 ... The Wolf Pack went on to win the state championship in 2010 ... Posted a personal best of 17.44 in 2009 ... Also competed in track and field as a prepster, recording individuals bests of 5:20 in the 1,600 and 11:32 in the 3,200 ... Ran with the South Temecula Track Club for three years in high school.
Born Sept. 26, 1993 in Reno, Nev. ... Parents are Hudson and Salma Bales ... Has a younger sister named Summer ... Is a literature/writing major at Muir College ... Lists Cool Runnings as her favorite film ... Enjoys listening to Foster the People on the iPod ... Stuffed grape leaves are her favorite thing to eat ... Was nicknamed "Slowpoke" when she was younger ... Lists her parents as her greatest influences ... Plans to pursue a career as a high school English teacher.