NU varsity back in action Friday at NCAA Regional Championships
2012: Competed in five events her senior season ... Finished 10th overall and recorded a career-best 5K time of 18:18.13 at the Northern Illinois Open (Nov. 2) ... Finished fourth for the 'Cats with a season-best 6K time of 22:41 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) ... Also ran in the season-opening Huskie Open and the Spartan Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Competed in five events in her junior season ... Season-best time of 19:00 came in the Notre Dame Invitational where she was second among NU finishers and 24th overall ... Placed seventh on the team at the Illini Open in 19:22 and ninth at the Huskie Open in 19:20 ... Lone 6K performance of the year came in the B division of the highly competitive Wisconsin Invitational, where she crossed in 24:33 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Ran in four meets, including the NCAA Midwest Regional meet where she placed seventh on the team with a 6K time of 22:21 ... Her best 5K time of 18:34 came at the Illini Open, where she finished ninth overall ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: Participated in six events ... Finished first on the team in her first two collegiate events, beginning with the her eighth-place overall showing in the DePaul Early Bird Invite (4K) ... Took third overall at the 5K Huskie Open (9/12) in a season-best time of 19:06.26 ... Placed fourth among Wildcats at the Big Ten Championships and seventh on the team at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet ... Best 6K time was 22:58.
High School: Four-time qualifier for California Cross Country Championship ... Received All-Central Coast Section honors and all-league honors three times in her career ... Three-time Gunn High School MVP and two-year captain ... Ran a personal-best 18:52 5K time at the California state meet ... Also a four-year letterwinner in track where she placed 15th in the 3,200-meter race for the entire state of California ... Personal-best time in 3,200 is 10:57 ... Received All-Central Coast Section recognition for two-mile her junior and senior seasons ... Helped her cross country squad qualify for state meet in three consecutive seasons and win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League title in 2007 ... Named a National Merit Scholar.
Personal: Born Allegra Christine Mayer ... Daughter of Kevin Mayer and Barbara Zimmer ... Mother competed in U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in 1984 and 1988 ... Chose Northwestern over Williams, Brown, UC San Diego, UCLA and UC Berkeley ... Double majoring in integrated science and environmental science.