Last updated on Dec. 5, 2011
2011 Cross Country (Junior): Ran at the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield, Calif. ... Finishing the 5k in a time of 22:24.
2010 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed at the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield, Calif. ... finished 15th with a time of 20:48 in the 5K.
High School: A multiple-sport athlete, earning varsity letters in cross country, track and field, soccer and volleyball at Hueneme High School ... helped guide the cross country team to their first-ever league championships in her junior year ... in track, a three-year qualifier for the CIF meet in the 800-meters, breaking her high school record with a time of 2:22.10 ... named Best Middle Distance Runner ... also ran club track with Phenom Athletics, qualifying for the AAU National Junior Olympics.
Personal: Born October 16, 1990 in Chula Vista, Calif. ... parents are Robert and Caroline Gambala ... has an older sister, Samantha, a younger sister, Sierra, and a younger brother, Gabriel ... Samantha played soccer for Boise State from 2004-08 ... says breaking the high school record in the 800 and competing at the AAU Nationals were her biggest athletic thrills.