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Events: Steeplechase
Height: 5-3
Weight: 118
PRs: Steeple - 9:39.68 (2005); 1,500 - 4:13.70 (2004)
Born: June 7, 1977 in Denver, Colo.
Current Residence: Carbondale, Colo.
High School: Mullen HS (Colo.) '95
College: Colorado '00
Coach: Bobby McGee
Agent: Chris Layne
Club: Asics

Career Highlights: 3rd at 2005 USA Outdoor Champs; 3rd at 2004 Olympic Trials; Four-time All-American, 1997 Big 12 Indoor mile champion

Messner enjoyed the fruits of her first injury-free season in 2005, placing third at USA Outdoors and 15th at the World Outdoors... she set her personal best in the qualifying round at the World Outdoors (9:39.68)... the 2004 Olympic Trials was only Messnerís fourth time competing in the steeple event, finishing in third place ... Messner is the second-fastest miler in the University of Coloradoís history behind Mary Decker. She always thought about competing in the steeple once she finished college, but never really competed until 2004, after speaking with her coach. She took off the year from competing in track and field in 2001 to pursue other opportunities because she was unsure if she wanted to still compete.

2006:  9th at Athens Super Grand Prix (9:50.52)...1st at Belem GP (9:41.55)...8th at Rieti 2006 (9:48.08)...4th at Thessaloniki Olympic Meeting (9:55.90)...10th at Heusden KBC−Nacht (9:51.30)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T& of 9:41.55.
3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (9:41.37)...15th at World Outdoor Championships (10:11.20)... 3rd in heat 2 of S.F. at World Outdoor Championships (9:39.68)...3rd at Mt. SAC Relays (10:00.77)...2nd at Stanford Cardinal Invit (9:56.99)...4th at Minn. (9:55.98)...ranked # 3 in the U.S. by T& of 9:39.68.
2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (9:50.70)...5th at Heusden (9:49.40)...1st at Mt. SAC (9:50.16) & 5th (4:15)...6th in 1,500m at Burnaby at (4:13.70)...3rd in 5,000m at Stanford (16:01.95)...ranked #4 at steeple in U.S. by T& of 9:49.40.
2003: 3rd in the 1,500m at Mt. SAC (4:16.15)...12th in 1,500m prelims at USA Outdoors (4:28.33)...ranked #3 at 1,500m in U.S. by T& of 4:16.15.
2002: Boston Indoors 9:46... injured most of year due to torn plantar factitious injury.
2001: did not compete
2000: Big 12 Indoor Mile Championships runner-up (4:42.05i)...12th in the Mile at NCAA Indoors (4:47.81)...8th in 1,500m at Big 12 Outdoor Championships (4:26.43)...3rd in Mile at ISU Classic (4:45.79i) of 4:42.05 (Mile) & 4:24.52 (1,500m).
1999: 12th in 3,000m at Mt. SAC Relays (9:24.22)...16th in 3,000m at NCAA Outdoors (9:44.25)...Big 12 Outdoor Championships 1,500m runner-up (4:24.85)...3rd in 1,500m at Stanford Invitational (4:21.71PR)...4th in Mile at NCAA Indoors (4:42.34i)...Big 12 Indoor Championships Mile runner-up (4:49.32)...2nd in 1,000m at Colorado Invitational (2:54.40)...bests of 2:54.40 (1,000m), 4:42.32 (Mile), 4:21.71 (1,500m) & 9:24.22 (3,000m).
1998: Redshirted.
1997: bests of 2:50.46 (1,000m), 4:26.00 (1,500m), 4:41.47 (Mile) & 10:30.66 (3,000m).
1996: bests of 2:12.09 (1996), 4:25.58 (1996) & 10:09.10 (3,000m).


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