OUTLOOK: Tri-captain who leads by example using her disciplined approach to show the younger athletes how to succeed ... most improved last year, dropped her 5K PR from 19:21 to 17:32. in 2006, placed first or second for USC at each meet ... goals are to continue to improve and work on consistency ... transfer from Charleston Southern, was an SEC rookie last year ... coach Rosenthal expects her new experience to help her improve further.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Bryan Clevenger ... lettered in track, cross country, and basketball ... was all-region in cross country and track ... named MVP for track and cross country in 2004 and `05 ... graduated ninth in her class.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 29, 1986 ... daughter of Glenda Collins and Byron Gale.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE SEASON? "To run the best I have ever run."