Junior (2008): In the women's 1500 meters, claimed first place with a personal-best, regional-qualifying time of 4:27.57 at the Hornet Invitational...held the nation's top 800-meter time at one point during the season, when she posted her first-place time of 2:05.04 at the Big Meet...finished the season ranked No. 12 in the nation in the 800.
Sophomore (2007): A member of Cal's 4x400-meter relay that finished in 18th place (3:36.10) at the NCAA championships, and the time ranks that quartet (Kandi Bonty, Pierce, Brook Turner and Alysia Johnson) third on Cal's all-time list...ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay (Kandi Bonty, Pierce, Brook Turner and Alysia Johnson) that took third in 3:36.62 at the NCAA West Regional...took sixth place in the 800 at the regional with a 2:07.49...advanced to the semifinals in the 800 at the USA championships...ran a lifetime-best and regional-qualifying 2:04.78 to take fourth in the 800 at the Payton Jordan Invitational...that time ranks her fifth on Cal's all-time list in the 800...ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that set a school-record and regional-qualifying 3:35.46 to win at the California Collegiate Challenge...clocked a provisional-qualifying 2:08.72 in the 800 at the Husky Classic...ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay that set an indoor school record of 3:37.64 and took third at the MPSF championships.
Freshman (2006): Ran a lifetime-best 4:32.52 1500 meters at the Hornet Invitational...her 2:07.37 made her Cal's second-fastest Bear in the 800 next to Alysia Johnson...ran the second leg of Cal's season-best 4x400-meter relay (3:37.04) at the Texas Relays...during indoors, led off Cal's second-fastest distance medley relay (11:30.10).
High School: Graduated from Forsyth Country Day High School, where she set school records in the 100, 200, 400, 500, 800, 1000, mile, 4x200, 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800...high school All-American...posted sixth-fastest time in the nation among U.S. high schoolers...state champion in the 200, 400, 800 and 1600...led her team to North Carolina State Championship in 2001...owned PRs of 26.4 in the 200, 55.01 in the 400, 2:06.67 in the 800 and 4:58 in the mile entering Cal...high school student body president...National Honor Society...Wendy's High School Heisman finalist.
Personal: Born June 18, 1986, in Winston-Salem, N.C....parents are Doug and Lezlie Pierce...aspires to be tri-lingual in English, French and German...peace and conflict studies major.