Lisa enters her third year as one of the top runners and tri-captain for the cross country team. In 2006, she was in the top seven on the team and was the Rookie of the Year. She went on to set the school record in the steeplechase during the 2007 track season with a time of 11:43. She lowered her 5K PR to 18:53 last year.
Her high school experience helped prepare her to be a successful collegiate athlete. She lettered in both cross country and track (2002-06). She was all-conference each season, as well as a state and district qualifier. She received several awards, including Rookie of the Year and the Coach's Award. She also served as captain of both squads during the 2005-06 academic year.
As a rising junior, Lisa spent her summer touring France and Italy. She also competed in triathlons and had an internship working in a lab for a pharmaceutical company. She was born to Chris and Debbie McKinney.