|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Santa Clara, Calif. (The King's Academy|
2011 Track and Field: Finished eighth in the mile at the TSU Invitational (5:32.64s)... Set a personal-best in the 800m at the Spring Break Invitational, finishing seventh with a 2:18.37s mark... Finished sixth in the 800m (2:21.90s) and the 1500m (4:50.23s) at the Birmingham-Southern Invitational... Finished seventh in the 800m run at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships (2:18.52s)... Set a personal-best in the 1500m run at the Vanderbilt Invitational, finishing 14th with a 4:43.51s run.
2010 Cross Country: Had one top-five finish and added two other top-30s in five meets... Finished 22nd in the two-mile event in the Powerade Invitational in 12:18... Was third in the silver race at the Louisville Invitational witha 19:03 mark... Set a personal-best in the 5K at the Atlantic Sun Championships, finishing 27th with an 18:40.75 mark.
2010 Track and Field: Finished fourth in the mile run at the TSU Invitational (5:25.77s)... Personal-best 5:15.88s mile came at the Hoosier Hills, where she finished 17th... Picked up a win in the 800m run (2:20.69s) and a runner-up finish in the 1500m (4:48.29s) at the Austin Peay Spring Fling, both of which were season-bests... Finished sixth at the Tennessee Invitational in the 1500m run with a 4:55.64s run.
Prep: Ran for Laura Tompkins at the King’s Academy… School earned team championships in cross country from 2005-07… Pappu was the individual league champion in 2006 and 2007… All-state in various capacities from 2005-08… School record-holder in the mile run and owns various cross country records… Competed in cross country, track and field and soccer in high school… Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Pushpan and Aria Pappu… Father is of Indian descent, while mother is Finnish… Fifth of seven children… Plans to major in business at Lipscomb… Has been on several mission trips to India.