Bears open indoor season with successful meet in College Station, Texas.
Freshmen continue impressive outdoor season during season's final home meet.
Freshmen highlight season's first home meet Saturday at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium.
Bears have all eight entries on final day finish in top five.
Bears close out second outdoor meet with dominating day in San Antonio.
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 Cross Country: Raced in two meets...Provided scoring performance at Ken Garland Invitational...Was fifth BU runner to cross with 5,000-meter time of 20:18.4 to be 40th overall...Finished 56th at season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational with 4K time of 16:04.1.
2016 Track: Secured career-first All-Big 12 honor by running third leg for BU's seventh-place distance medley relay squad at Big 12 Indoor Championship...Competed in individual events and on secondary 4x400-meter relay at three indoor meets...Recorded season-best time of 58.39 at Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational in 400 meters to be 25th...Had season-high finish of fifth at Rod McCravy Memorial to be fifth with time of 1:25.24... Outdoors, participated in five 800-meter races...Clocked season-best time of 2:13.13 at Michael Johnson Invitational to be eighth...Finished 19th in prelims at Big 12 Championship with time of 2:14.07...Was part of second-place 4x800-meter relay at Texas Relays...Ran anchor on 4x400-meter relay 'A' team at Michael Johnson Invitational, taking sixth in 3:43.04... Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2015 Cross Country: Did not compete in any meets...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Claimed four individual state titles in four-year prep career at Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Ark., under coach Mike Trexler...Captured 2015 Arkansas 7A state title in 800 meters...Named Arkansas Runner of the Year by NWA Democrat Gazette in 2015...Was member of 2014 state runner-up track and field team and won 400-meter race at state meet...Tallied indoor state titles in 200 and 400-meter events as well...Won three Arkansas Meet of Champions titles 200 and 400 meters in 2014 and the 800-meter event in 2015...Owns six school records and 400-meter Arkansas state high school record...Tabbed All-Arkansas Prep team, All-State and All-America by USATF...Member of National Honor Society...Personal bests of 12.20 (100m), 24.55 (200m), 55.20 (400m), 1:25.70 (600y) and 2:12.19 (800m).
Personal: Full name is Amanda Jane Dillon...Born Dec. 7, 1996 in Bradenton, Fla....Parents are Jonathan and Elizabeth Dillon...Has two siblings, Joshua and Julianne...Major is medical humanities.