2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist - 5,000m Run
2009-10 (Senior): Cross Country - Scored in each of UK's meets this season to extend scoring streak to two consecutive full seasons ... At NCAA Southeast Regional, placed third for the Cats and 56th overall completing the 6K course in 22:03 ... Final scorer for UK at the SEC Championships in the 59th spot running a mark of 23:28 on the 6K course ... Ran 18:11.78 to finish third on the team and 25th overall in return to hometown at the 5K Greater Louisville Classic ... Crossed the finished line in 18:29 at the 5K Old Timers Classic to place fourth on the team and eighth overall.
2008-09 (Junior): Cross Country - During second year of cross country, competed in first NCAA Championship Meet finishing the 6K course in 21:52 ... Finished 31st overall at NCAA Southeast Regional with a 6K time of 21:51 ... Placed 24th overall at SEC Championships running 21:39 on the 6K course ... Finished in top three on the team in six of seven meets this season ... Season best times were recorded at Notre Dame Invitational (5K - 17:33) and Penn State National Invitational (6K - 21:25). Indoor - Ran top 3,000m time of the year at the Kentucky Invitational, clocking in at 9:46.46 ... Posted an eighth-place finish in the 3,000m run at the SEC Championships, racing a clip of 9:47.84 ... Ran season-best mile mark at the Iowa State Classic with a finish of 4:52.99. Outdoor - Moved up to eighth on the school's all-time list in the 5,000m run, crossing the finish line in a personal-best time of 16:49.62 to place eighth in the Penn Relays' Olympic Development race ... Finished ninth overall in the 10,000m run at the SEC Championships ... Placed 12th in the 5,000m run at SECs, turning in a time of 17:16.05 ... In the NCAA Mideast Regional 5,000m run final, placed 19th overall.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Cross Country - In first year of cross country came up big at season-ending Southeast Regional, running a personal best 6K time of 21:41 to finish fifth on the team and 49th overall ... Improved 6K time by 43 seconds from SEC Championships to Southeast Regional two weeks later helping the Cats finish fourth overall as a team. Indoor - Placed eighth in the 3000m at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 9:47.71 ... Also at the conference championships, ran a personal-best run of 17:12.49 in the 5000m to place tenth overall; the mark places her tenth all-time in the UK record books ... Finished seventh in 3000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational clocking in at 9:49.78. Outdoor - At SEC Championships, ran a personal-best 10,000m time of 36:32.23 that ranks fourth all-time at UK to finish ninth ... Entered record books with 10th-best finish all-time at UK of 16:52.45 in the 5000m at Stanford Invitational.
2006-07 (Freshman): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Participated in the mile run, finishing in a season-best time of 5:00.30 at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Outdoor - Ran in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter events.
High School: A four-time first-team all-state selection in track and field and a two-time all-state selection in cross country ... A member of Sacred Heart's three-time KHSAA Class AAA State Champion cross country team ... Member of the 2004 KHSAA Class AAA State Champion track and field squad ... Named Kentucky's High School Senior Runner of the Year by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association in 2005 ... A member of the three-time (2003-05) state championship 4x800 relay squad ... Named to the Kentucky Super Cross Country Team in 2004, a list that honors the top 12 runners in the state of Kentucky ... A 2004 regional cross country champion ... Won three individual cross country races as a senior ... Crossed the finish line fifth at the 2005 KHSAA state cross country championships after an 11th-place finish at the event the previous year ... Finished third in the state in the mile her final season ... Posted fourth and fifth-place finishes her sophomore and junior seasons, respectively, in the 800-meter run at the state meet ... Captain of her high school track and cross country squads ... Voted her school's Athlete of the Year her final campaign ... An Academic All-State selection each of her four years at Sacred Heart ... A member of the school's honor roll each year ... President of her school's Spanish Club and Vice president of the Social Club and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) ... Also participated in varsity soccer her first two years at Sacred Heart.
Personal: Born Dec. 28, 1987 ... Parents are Mike and Pat Peterson ... Has one brother Chris ... Majoring in integrated strategic communications and Spanish.