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 ... Majors in human biology at Roosevelt College ... Breaking high school's distance medley relay record at Arcadia Invitational is her most memorable track moment ... Likes hanging out with her friends and her dog, Nala, in her spare time ... Has two pet goats named Snow White and CJ ... Roots for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team ... Allyson Felix is her favorite athlete ... "Mean Girls" is her favorite movie ... Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 the Wait" is on her playlist ... Could eat frozen yogurt for the rest of her life if necessary ... Her parents and sister are her greatest influences ... Would like to become a dermatologist after graduation from UC San Diego.