2011: Was in the top four for Goshen in all seven events... five times finished as the team's runner up... best time of season and career was a 20:33 at the MCC Championships... every one of her 5k times were within 1:10 seconds of each other (20:33-21:43).
2010: Competed in two events before suffering a season-ending injury… teamed with classmate Alli Beitler to finish fourth overall (first among GC finishers) at the Goshen Hokum Karem with a time of 39:33… also finished second on the team at St. Mary's with a 5k time of 22:35.
Ran for Coach Darrell Newkirk at Paoli High School (Paoli, Ind.)… all conference selection… a three-time state qualifier… named all state as a senior… holder of two Paoli High School program records… part of the IHSAA Role Model Program… also participated in track and the marching band… graduated as class valedictorian… received Math and Science award… on the Honor Roll.
Born on May 14… parents are Yolanda Yoder and Curtis Thill… siblings are Leah and Hannah… chose Goshen because "I was drawn to Goshen College because of the close-knit community I saw on campus, and because many of my deeply held values are reflected in the essence of what GC stands for."… admires her mom and dad "for juggling intensive jobs and also raising us well"… little known fact is "I strongly dislike onions"
MAJOR: Sociology and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies double major
HOBBIES: Running, reading, music, being outdoors, organizing things