Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

2012: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season.

2011 (XC): Peterson competed in three meets as a freshman ... She finished in 13th place at the George Kyte Classic, running 5,000 meters in 18:29.9 ... She ran three miles in 18:09 at the Dave Murray Invitational, good for 15th place ... Peterson earned a sixth-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational, clocking a time of 18:42.2 in the 5,000-meter race.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, she was the team captain in 2010 and 2011 ... She was also the MVP for cross country in 2010 and track and field in 2010 and 2011 ... She was an all-state selection in 2009 and 2010 for cross country ... She is the school record holder for 5,000 meters cross country, 800 meters and 1,600 meters.

PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Brad and Beth Peterson.