PR: 3,000m steeplechase - 9:27.59 (2014)
Current Residence: Marlboro, N.J.
Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J.
High School: Colts Neck High School '07
College: Princeton University '11
Coach: Frank Gagliano
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2013 (9:46.25); 2014 (9:27.59)
2008 USA Junior 5,000m runner-up 16:33.83
2010 NCAA Outdoor third place 3,000m Steeplechase (9:52.73)
In 2010, Higginson was entered in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines as one of the top women in the steeplecahse; however, she never stepped to the starting line as midwest thunderstoms left her stranded at the airport. Thankfully her trip to the 2013 edition of the meet went off without a hitch, and Higginson secured her first spot on Team USA for a senior international Championship. Higginson enjoyed a sucessfull career at Princeton and recently finished her first year of law school at Rutgers.
2014: 9th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9:50.12); 12th at adidas Grand Prix (8:56.67); 2nd at USA Outdoor (9:27.59)
2013: 11th in heat at World Outdoors (9:45.78); 8th at Lausanne 3,000m (9:49.62); 2nd at USA Outdoors (9:46.25); 10th at adidas Grand Prix (9:49.30); 1st at Oxy HP (9:45.83); 11th at Millrose mile (4:36.63)
2012: 6th at Crystal Palace (9:34.49); 4th at Olympic Trials (9:38.06); 4th in NY to London Twilight 1500m (4:13.61); 2nd at Oxy HP Meet (9:46.83); 1st at Mt. SAC 1500m (4:18.50);
2011: 6th at NCAA Outdoors (10:03.15); 1st at Ivy League Outdoors (10:19.74); 5th at NCAA Indoors 3,000m (9:19.04)
2010: 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (9:52.73); 1st at Ivy League Outdoors (10:20.53), 1st in 3,000m (9:46.71); 8th at Penn Relays 4x1500m (18:06.75); 2nd at Mt. SAC 5,000m (16:02.32); 1st at Ivy League Indoors mile ind. (4:46.55), 3rd in 3,000m (9:34.90)
2009: 8th at NCAA Outdoors (10:17.48); 1st at Ivy League Outdoors (10:24.98), 3rd in 3,000m (9:47.30); 14th at Penn Relays (16:41.05)
2008: 12th at World Junior 5,000m (17:19.54); 7th at NCAA Outdoors 5,000m (17:37.46); 1st at Ivy League Outdoors (16:39.35), 5th in 3,000m (9:49.59)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor Bests - Mile (4:39.11); Outdoor Bests - 3000m (8:56.67); 5,000m (15:34.85); 10 km road (33:48); 3000m steeplechase (9:27.59)
2013: Outdoor Bests - 1500m, 4:11.82 (No. 29 in the USA); Mile, 4:34.37 (No. 16 in the USA); Steeple, 9:45.78 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 4 by T&FN)