Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Previous School: Oskaloosa HS
2010: Academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference...Competed in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Scored points in the outdoor long jump (8th)...Recorded season bests of 13.46 seconds in the 100-meter dash (Jim Duncan Invitational, 4/10), 28.13 seconds in the outdoor 200-meter dash (MCC Outdoor Championships, 5/7), 2:49.55 in the 800-meter run (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1), 6:39.04 in the one-mile run (Cornell Hilltop Invitational, 2/6), 18.96 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1), 1:16.24 in the 400-meter hurdles (1:16.24, 4/23), 4-2.75 in the outdoor high jump (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1), 16-3 in the outdoor long jump (MCC Outdoor Championships, 5/7), 20-5.75 in the outdoor shot put (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1), 55-9 in the javelin (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1), and 2,842 points in the heptathlon (MCC Multi-Events, 5/1)...Also a member of the indoor 4x400-meter relay team that placed sixth.
2009: Academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference...Competed in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...During the outdoor season, led Penn in five events...Headed the team in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.60 seconds and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team in a time of 11:17.40, both at the MCC Championships on 5/1...Also topped the squad in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.87 seconds at the Jim Duncan Invitational on 4/11 and in two other relays...As a member of the 4x100 squad, had a time of 52.67 seconds at the Drake Relays on 4/24 and as a member of the 4x400 team, had a time of 4:22.56 at the Augustana Early Spring Opener on 3/21...Recorded a season-best time of 1:15.83 in the 400-meter hurdles at the MCC Championships...During the indoor season, helped the 4x400 team to a top season time of 4:32.16 at the Cornell Hilltop Invitational on 2/7...Also had season bests in of 29.35 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the MCC Indoor Championships on 2/21 and 1:06.54 in the 400-meter dash at the Cornell Hilltop Invitational...Also competed in cross country...Ran in one competition during the season, placing 131st in a time of 26:13.15 at the Graceland Yellowjacket Invitational on 10/25.
High School: State qualifier in track...Drake Relays qualifier...Three-time letterwinner...Ran the 200-meter dash in 27 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 1:03...Also played softball and basketball...Four-year letterwinner on the diamond...Second-Team All-State selection...Two-time letterwinner on the hardwood.
Personal: Daughter of Jim Bixler and Lela DeVries...Born March 24, 1989...Major is biology.