Abbey Gallaher
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temecula, Calif.

High School:
Great Oak HS '08

Height:
5-3

Position:
Distances

Major:
Animal Science

2011: Competed twice each in 1,500 and 3,000... Crossed 1,500 in 4:49.17 during Aggie Open... Best 3K mark was 10:36.46 at Cal Opener.

2010: Placed 6th in 1,500 (4:36.77) at Big West Conference Championships... Hit season-best 4:35.82 to win Sac State Open... Also competed in 3,000 once (10:00.67 at Stanford Opener) and 5,000 twice (17:30.38 at Stanford Invite)... Earned Big West All-Academic honors.

2009: Redshirted.

CROSS COUNTRY: Made three appearances as a senior: Hornet Jamboree, Bronco Invite and Doc Adams Open... Competed in five meets in 2010, including Big West Conference and NCAA Region championships... Crossed as Aggies' No. 3 runner (102nd overall) at regional... All-Big West Conference as a sophomore in 2009, placing 7th at championship meet... Best overall finish was 2nd at Hornet Jamboree... Finished as Aggies' No. 2 scorer at Pre-Nationals (70th) and NCAA West Regional (29th)... Scored team points in five of six appearances as a freshman... Placed 31st at conference, 49th at West Regional.

GREAT OAK HS '08: Earned first-team All-Southwestern League honors during her senior cross country season... Garnered second-team All-Southern Section accolades... Placed 24th overall at CIF state championships with a school-record time of 17:38... Two-time team MVP... Helped track & field team to three straight league titles... Set school record in 1,600 (5:08)... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Majoring in animal science... Parents are David & Valerie Gallaher... Lists making cross country finals at CIF meet as her career highlight... Says she wanted to attend UC Davis since 7th grade due to the animal science program.