One of the top middle distance juniors in Canada comes to Oregon with an impressive resumé of international experience. Canadian junior 800 meter champion. Daughter of Olympian Chantal Desrosiers.
2013-14: Cross Country - Posted a 21:03.19 time in the 6,000 meters at Pre-Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind., and finished 53rd in her first race of the 2013 season. Finished 25th at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships with a time of 22:31 guiding the Women of Oregon to a fourth-place finish. Recorded her first top-20 finish of the season with a time of 20:04 at the NCAA West Regionals, good for 17th place on the 6,000-meter course. Earned First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic accolades. Took 66th at the NCAA Cross Country Championship with a time of 21:03.9 on the 6,000-meter course.
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2012-13: Cross Country - Debuted in the Dellinger Invitational, placing third with a time of 16:59 (5,000 meters). Helped the Ducks place second overall as a team. Ran in the Pre-Nationals and placed 27th out of 265 runners, and recorded a 20:41 finish in the 6,000 meter event. This helped the team place second overall at the meet. At the Pac-12 Conference Championships, ran 20:42 (6,000 meters) and placed 17th overall in the conference. Was a key contributor to Oregon’s first place finish in the conference. Was part of the first place team at the NCAA West Regional, recording a race time of 20:15 (6,000 meters) and placing 24th individually. A member of Oregon’s national title team contributing a 20:31.6 (6,000 meter), 68th place individual finish at the NCAA Championships.
Prep: Wrapped up distinguished junior career by running personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 meters as a senior in 2012. At the Toronto International Track and Field Games, lowered 800 meter best to 2:03.41. Similar performance at the Victoria International Track Classic in the 1,500, where she dropped her time to 4:15.92. As a junior in 2011, ranked 12th in the world among after running 2:03.55 in the 800 meters at the Harry Jerome meet in Burnaby, B.C. Went on to win her third straight Canadian junior 800 meter title in 2011 and was the silver medalist in the 800 meters (2:06.35) at the 2011 Pan Am Junior Championships in Miramar, Fla. Also ran the second leg of the Canadians' runner-up 4x400 meter relay team (3:38.99). Was also a 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships qualifier and a 2009 World Youth competitor, both in the 800 meters. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 2:03.41, 2012; 1,500 Meters - 4:15.92, 2012.
Personal: Major is human physiology. Is the daughter of Chantal Desrosiers, a sprinter who qualified for the 1980 Olympics in the 200 meters, but was unable to compete due to the Western boycott of the Moscow Games.
800 Meters - 2:03.41,
Toronto International Track and Field Games,
Toronto, Ontario, 7/11/12
1,500 Meters - 4:15.92,
Victoria International Track Classic,
Victoria, B.C., 6/13/12
2013 - 66th, 21:03.9
2012 - 68th, 20:31.5
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2013 - 17th, 20:04
2012 - 24th, 20:15
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2013 - 25, 22:31
2012 - 17th, 20:42