Thundering Herd Travels to Southern Miss for Main Event
2012:Number of Meets Participated In/Scheduled: 7/7... Ran a personal best 5k time of 18:39.3 to finish in the upper half at the C-USA Championships and help the Marshall ladies to their best-ever finish at the meet... Finished 17th at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a 5k time of 19:24... Concluded the Charlotte Invitational in 85th out of 233 runners... Helped lead the team to a second place finish at the Evansville Invitational with a 9th place 5k time of 19:12.64... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
2011:Placed 48th out of 257 runners at the Greater Louisville Classic with a season best 5k time of 19:07.56 that helped guide the Herd to a top-half finish at the meet... Finished the Vanderbilt Classic in 64th out of 194 racers to help the team finish in the top-10... Led Marshall at the Evansville Invitational with a 44th place finishing time of 19:56.67... Finished 54th out of 92 runners at the C-USA Championships with a 5k time of 19:15.6 that was second best on the team... Ended the season with a 122nd place performance (24:47.2) amongst 199 runners at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals 6k meet... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010: Placed fourth on the team at the Old Timers Classic and 38th overall with a time of 21:03... Was third on Marshall and 36th overall at the Evansville Invitational at 19:55... Was also third at the C-USA Championship Meet and ran her fastest time of the season at 19:41.
2009: Finished 29th at the EKU Invitational... Placed 24th at the Greensboro Invitational... Was 83rd at the C-USA Championships.
Prior to Marshall: Finished 8th overall at the cross country state meet as a senior... Helped lead her team to the OVAC and regional championship... Was named team MVP as a freshman, junior and senior.
Personal: Daughter of Jim and Sue Mortakis... Has an older sibling, Jamie... Plans to major in physical therapy.