Prior to Auburn: Attended Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ala. ... Ran track under Head Coach Terrance Young ... Participated in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 1600m ... Won metro and sectionals as a freshman, sophomore and junior and won sectionals as a senior ... Named Most Outstanding Player six consecutive years (school record) ... Holds school record in the 800m (2:17.4) ... Also played soccer.
Personal: Full name is Mary Elizabeth Strickland ... Born on March 20, 1993 in Wichita, Kan. ... Daughter of Warren and Isabella Strickland ... Has one sister, Ashley (28) and one brother, Matthew (23).