UC Davis women look to defend their title, while the men look to improve on a sixth-place finish in 2014
UC Davis goes in search of second conference crowns on both sides
Sarah Tusting finishes fifth overall
Shannon Harcus turns in sub-18-minute performance for first time ever
2009: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE, placing 7th at championship meet... Aggies' top finisher at Hornet Jamboree (2nd overall) and No. 2 scorer at ISU Pre-Nationals (70th), Big West and NCAA West Regional (29th)... Also scored team points at Stanford Invite (26th)... Named to Big West Academic All-Conference roll.
2008: Competed in six meets as a true freshman, scoring team points in five... Placed third on team (49th overall) at NCAA West Regional... Previously took 31st at Big West Conference meet... Opened season with No. 4 finish at Aggie Open... UC Davis' No. 3 finisher three times (Aggie Open, Stanford Invite, NCAA West Regional), No. 4 scorer twice (Sundodger Invitational, NCAA Pre-Nationals).
TRACK & FIELD: Finished 9th in 1,500 at Aggie Open in a time of 4:49.17 (3/12)... Best time in 3,000 was 10:36.46 at Cal Opener, placing her 15th overall (3/5)... Competed mostly in 1,500 in 2010, finishing 6th (4:36.77) at Big West Conference Championships... Won Sac State Open with season-best 4:35.82... Big West Conference All-Academic honoree... Redshirted 2009 season.
GREAT OAK HS '08: Earned first-team All-Southwestern League honors during her senior cross country season... Helped team finish 2nd in league and earn a spot at the state championships... Garnered second-team All-Southern Section accolades... Placed 24th overall at the state championships with a school-record time of 17:38... Was named team MVP for the second straight season for her efforts... Helped track and field team to its third straight league title last season... Holds school record in 1,600 (5:08)... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Majoring in animal science... Parents are David & Valerie Gallaher... Has a twin sister and two older brothers... Lists competing at 2008 regional meet at Stanford as a career highlight... Stated she's wanted to attend UC Davis since 7th grade due to the university's animal science program.