At the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships, the No. 5 women's team took second place overall and Lawi Lalang won his second-straight Pac-12 title.
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 5-A 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, she is the daughter of Kenneth and Diana Russell in Vail, Colorado ... Has a sister, Taylor Ann, and a brother, Brandon.