|Birth Date:||June 28|
2013: Ran in all seven of
the team's races ... Had five top-20 finishes, including four in
the top-10 ... Best finish was sixth at the Bridgestone-Pacer
Invitational, taking the 5K course in 21:11 ... Set a personal best
5K of 20:36 at the Captain Chris Invitational, placing 9th ...
Posted a personal-best 6K of 23:25 at the PBC Championships, taking
36th ... PBC Gold Scholar.
In High School: Previously coached by Margie Bruner, mother of former Bobcat John Bruner, at Dalton High School ... Boasts personal bests of 2:24.03 (800 meters), 18:51.2 (5,000 meters) and a school record of 5:19.59 (1,600 meters) ... Four-time state qualifier in both cross country and track as a prep, her highest finishes come with a 14th place finish in the State cross country meet and eighth in the State for 800 meters on the track as a junior ... Four-time member of the first team Chattanooga Times Best of Preps for cross country ... Graduated with honors and was awarded the John Bruner Essay Scholarship.
Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Wendy Houston ... Majoring in Psychology ... Chose GC for the friendly people, cross country, and an exceptional academic reputation ... Biggest sports thrill is racing in the rain ... Eats spaghetti the night before a race and draws a +1 on her racing bid if it is not an even number ... Lists "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts as her favorite song, Secretariat as favorite movie, and Say Yes to the Dress as her favorite TV show ... Lives by the motto "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."