Carley Gross
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    Carley Gross

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tustin, Calif.

    High School:
    Foothill

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    5000m

    05/17/2011

    MWC Championships

    Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 11-14 (photos by Steve Nowland)

    03/10/2011

    Air Force Invitational

    Action photos from the Air Force Invitational on Feb. 11-12 (photos by Johnny Wilson)

    02/10/2011

    Don Barrett Duals

    Action photos from the Don Barrett Duals on Saturday, Jan. 29 (photos by Mike Kaplan)

    FRESHMAN (2011): Competed in three distances during the outdoor season...participated in the 5000-meter run at the MWC Championships...clocked a career-best 18:21.01 (adjusted for altitude) to finish second at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award following that meet...recorded a personal-best 5:01.26a in the 1500-meter run at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational...ran the 3000-meter run In 10:30.84 at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational...ran the mile during two indoor meets...finished fourth at the Air Force Invitational with a career-best 5:24.90a...competed in the 3000-meter run at the Don Barrett Duals (11:32.99a).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Foothill High School...five-time participant at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships...four-year scholar-athlete in varsity cross country and track...member of the cross country team that finished second at the 2007 CIF California Division II Championships and fifth at the 2009 Division II championships and the 2008 Division III championships...earned all-SeaView League honors (second team) in 2007...two-time all-country first-team honoree...also played water polo...three-year recipient of the Coaches Award...member of the team that won back-to-back SeaView League championships...FHS Scholar-Athlete award winner in track, cross country and water polo...member of the National Honor Society...honored by the California Scholarship Federation...member of the Key Club...earned the Gold Congressional Medal for 400 hours of volunteer public service, 200 hours of personal development, 300 hours of physical fitness and four nights of expedition/exploration...2009 recipient of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Certificates and Bronze Congressional Medal...member of the Young Life Church organization...member of the Assisteens (community service group, Junior Auxiliary of Assistance League of Tustin).

    PERSONAL: Full name is Carley Anne Gross...majoring in foreign area studies or behavioral science...also earning a minor in Russian...served as A2 Element NCO and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Clerk...earned Athletic honors...hobbies include running, biking, soccer, water polo, triathlons, adventure races, camping, dancing and traveling...is a Red Cross licensed lifeguard and worked as a swim instructor...is also a licensed U.S. Soccer Federation Referee...age group winner (19 and under) for the 2009 Tinsel Triathlon and the 2009 Carlsbad Triathlon...spent the summer completing Combat Survival Training, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Global Engagement...also traveled to Florida and California during summer leave...member of Cadet Squadron 23.

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