PR: 5,000m - 15:09.57 (2013)
Current Residence: West Sacramento, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Montgomery H.S.
College: UC Davis '09
Coach: Drew Wartenburg
Agent: Chris Layne
Sponsor: New Balance
Club: SRA Elite
3rd at 2012 Olympic Trials (15:19.79)
2nd at 2013 USA Cross Country Championships (26:06)
2nd at 2011 USA 5 km road championships (15:50)
3rd at 2011 USA 10 km road championships (33:35)
When Conley graduated college in 2008, she had a 16:23 PR and never made it to NCAA nationals – one year she had food poisoning, another year she lost her shoe during the regional meet. But Conley continued to train while joining the coaching staff of UC Davis and dropped her 5,000m PR by more than a minute from 2008 to 2012. Conley's set a PR at the perfect time as she delivered a big kick to finish third at the Olympic Trials, in the process besting the Olympic A standard by two-tenths of a second in order to make it to London on Team USA. In 2013 Conley continued her improvement, finishing as the runner-up at the USA Cross Country Championships.
2013: 12th at Stockholm 3,000m (8:52.64); 12th at World Outdoors 5,000m (15:36.58); 6th at London 3,000m (8:47.95); 4th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (15:37.80); 9th at USATF Oxy 1500m (4:07.17); 2nd at Mt. SAC 1500m (4:10.03); 30th at Wold XC (25:45); 2nd at USA XC (26:06)
2012: 10th at Lausanne 3,000m (8:56.38); 12th in heat at Olympic Games (15:14.48); 3rd at Olympic Trials 5,000 (15:19.79); 1st at USATF HP Meet 1500m (4:14.00); 8th at Payton Jordan Invite 10,000m (32:00.94); 6th at Mt. SAC 5,000 (15:24.89)
2011: 7th at Pan-Am Games 5,000 (17:00.90); 3rd at USA 10 km (33:35); 2nd at USA 5 km (15:50); 10TH at USA Outdoors 5,000 (15:38.13)
2010: 7th at USA 10 km (33:46); 14th at USA Outdoors (34:16.91)
U.S./World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor Bests - 1500m, 4:07.17 (No. 13 in the USA); 3000m, 8:47.95 (No. 7 in the USA); 5000m. 15:09.57 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 30 in the World, No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 15:38.13 (No. 22 in the USA)
2010: Outdoor bests – 15:51.57 (No. 28 in the USA)