AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Competed in the 1500 meters for the Tritons at the CCAA Championships (5/3), where she finished fifth overall ... Ran a season-best time at the Triton Invitational (4/26) in the 1500, crossing the finish line at 4:39.56 ... Also participated in the 800 meters, running a season-best time of 2:20.26 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/15).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic ... Competed in the 800 meters at the CCAA Championships, finishing seventh in 2:19.17 ... Ran a personal-best time of 2:18.77 in the 800 at the All-UC meet ... Also was a member of the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
A 2012 graduate of West Valley High School in Cottonwood ... Made all-league track and field team all four years (2009-12) ... Earned WVHS Track Coach's Award as both a freshman (2009) and senior (2012) ... Was named "WVHS Track Runner of the Year" as a junior (2011) ... Earned "Northern Athletic League Scholar-Athlete of the Year" Award as a senior (2012) ... Was the 2012 Northern Section CIF (NSCIF) Champion in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 22.18 seconds ... Helped set WVHS record (12:40.46) as third leg of distance medley relay team as a freshman at the Arcadia Invitational to finish in 20th place overall (2009) ... Ran closing leg of NSCIF Champion 4x400 relay team (4:06.58) during freshman year (2009) ... Made WVHS team records in the 4x800 relay in both her junior and senior years (2011-12) with times of 9:49.12 at the Arcadia Invitational to finish sixth overall and 9:43.47 at the Stanford Invitational to finish fourth, respectively ... Earned personal-best times of 2:18.85 in the 800 (West Valley/Chico Invitational, 1st) and 4:48.25 in the 1,500 (Grants Pass Rotary Invitational Track and Field Meet, 2nd) as a senior in 2012 ... Also competed one year each in both basketball and cross country for the Eagles ... Had best three-mile race at the NSCIF Finals (19:48.30, 7th) and fastest 5k at the NAL Center Meet (21:10, 3rd) during her senior year in 2011 ... Additionally, played for the Butte United Soccer Club in Chico and the North Valley United Soccer Club in Redding as well as for the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) District IX Olympic Development Soccer Team.
Born March 1, 1994 in Fullerton ... Parents are Brad and Brenda Hinkle ... Has a younger sister named Jenna ... Grandfather Tom Byrnes played football and baseball at Occidental College and is a retired CIF State Commissioner ... Grandfather Oliver Hinkle played football at Cal Poly ... Uncle Tim Byrnes played football at Cal State Fullerton and is head football coach at Fullerton College ... Human development major at Roosevelt College ... Would like to attend graduate school after earning her degree from UCSD ... Lists recording her personal best in the 1,500 meters as her most memorable moment ... Likes hanging out with her friends and family in her spare time ... Has two pet goats named Snow White and CJ ... Roots for the U.S. women's national soccer team and her favorite athlete is Mia Hamm ... Mean Girls is her favorite movie ... Listens to Kid Cudi and Beyonce ... Loves frozen yogurt ... Lists her family as her greatest influence.