Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

2013: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season.

2012 (XC):At the Dave Murray Invitational, Russell finished in third place overall and third among UA runners in the three-mile race with a time of 17:08 … Russell’s time of 17:20.95 in the 5K at the Greater Louisville Classic was good for 28th place overall and the fifth Wildcat to cross the finish line … At the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Russell had a time of 20:53 in the 6K race and took 113th place … Russell was the fourth Wildcat to complete the 6K race in 20:48 and took 20th place overall … She finished in fifth place at the NCAA West Regional, clocking a time of 20:26 in the 6,000-meter race and taking 30th place overall and fifth place among the Wildcats … At the NCAA Championships, Russell completed the 6K race in 20:59.7 and took 129th place overall while finishing in fifth place among the UA competitors.

2012: Indoors, as a sophomore, Russell competed in four events … She took eighth place in the Razorback Invitational in the 3,000-meter race by clocking a time of 9:54.47 … Russell also ran the 3,000-meter race in the MPSF Championships and took 27th place in the meet with a time of 9:48.21 … She clocked a time of 17:23.92 in the 5K at the Husky Classic … Russell also ran the 5,000-meter race at the MPSF Championships, posting a time of 17:08.69, good for a 12th-place finish … Outdoors, in the six races Russell ran, she finished in the top 10 three times … Russell took seventh-place in the Willie Williams Classic in the 1,500-meter race, clocking a time of 4:46.00 … She set a personal best in the 3,000-meter race at the UA-NAU-ASU meet, posting a time of 10:02.42, good for a seventh-place finish … She finished third in the Jim Click Shootout, running 3,000 meters in 10:04.71 … Competed in the Pac-12 Championships and took 22nd place with a 5K time of 17:32.96 … Additionally, Russell ran the 10,000-meter race in the Pac-12 Championships, posting a time of 36:29.01, good for 16th place.

2011 (XC): Russell started off the year strong at the Dave Murray Invitational by running the three mile race in 17:15, good for a fourth-place finish … Helped the Wildcats finish fourth as a team in the Roy Griak Invitational by running 6,000 meters in 21:40.0 … She took 54th place at the Pac-12 Championships in the 6,000-meter race, clocking a time of 21:31 … Russell finished the year at the NCAA Championships where she ran the 6K in 22:09.8.

2011: Her best time in the 3K came at the Razorback Invitational where she finished in second place, running 9:47.01 … In the 5K, her personal best came at the Husky Classic, where she ran 17:04.47 … Outdoors, she finished fifth in the 3K at the dual meet with Arizona State and Northern Arizona, running 10:05.49 … In the 5,000-meter run, her best time came at Mt. SAC relays, where she posted a clocking of 16:43.22, good for 12th place … At Pac-10 Championships, Russell ran the 10,000 meters in a time of 36:54.83, finishing 11th.

2010 (XC): To open the season, Russell finished fifth at the Dave Murray Invitational, running three miles in 17:21.20 … At the Roy Griak Invitational, Russell ran a 21:43 6K … Russell ran at the Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:17.8 in the 6,000-meter race … At the Pac-10 Championships, she ran 20:38.25 and finished in 22nd place for the 6,000-meter run … Competing at the NCAA West Regionals, Russell had a 6K time of 21:29.11 … To close the year, Russell ran at the NCAA Championships with a time of 22:10.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned MVP awards in cross country both her junior and senior years, and the MVP distance track award her senior year ... She was voted first-team all-state two-years-in-a-row and voted as a member of the Texas All-Decade Distance Running Team ... Was district and regional champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters with a second-place finish at the Texas State 5A Championships ... She earned a third-place finish at the Texas State 5A Cross Country Championships ... Also earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at Nike Indoor Nationals in the two-mile run ... Was a two-time Nike Cross Country individual finalist and a two-time Foot Locker finalist ... She holds the Vista Ridge High School records in the 5,000 meters (17:19.00), 3,200 meters (10:36.2) and the two-mile run (10:34.00).

PERSONAL: Born Amanda Lynn Russell to Kenneth and Diana Russell in Vail, Colorado … Has a sister, Taylor Ann, and a brother, Brandon.