2011-12: Did not compete during the cross country or track seasons.
High School: Lettered six seasons and captained one year for coach Bob Eberhardt at Lockport High School. A three-time state cross country championships qualifier. Helped the Lions to five Niagara Frontier League titles.
Personal: Born July 23, 1993. Daughter of Richard and Margaret Russell. Has three brothers (Mark, Patrick, Tom). Favorite athlete is distance runner Kara Goucher. Favorite movie is The Little Rascals. Favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars. Majoring in nutrition.