2014-15: All-BIG EAST (indoor 4x400-meter relay; outdoor 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays) Indoor (So.): Helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a second place finish, while taking seventh in the 400 dash at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the opening leg on the relay team that turned in the seventh-fastest time-ever (3:49.23) to earn the silver medal ... Set two indoor personal-bests at the John Tierney Triangular, going 8.04 seconds to place seventh in the 60 dash and 41.82 seconds to take fifth in the 300 dash (No. 10 all-time at MU) ... Also led off the winning 4x400-meter relay team at that same meet. Outdoor (So.): Registered two second-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships, leading off the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays - both coming in as second-fastest-ever at MU ... Set a personal-best in the 200-meter dash (25.54 seconds) to place third in a dual against UW-Milwaukee.
2013-14: All-BIG EAST (outdoor 4x100-meter relay) Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the 60 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters during the 2013-14 indoor campaign... Made her collegiate debut at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 6) where she placed 14th in the 60-meter race and 13th place in the 200-meter race... Placed sixth in the 60-meter race at the UWM Triangular (Jan. 17) with a time of 8.12... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in both the 60 meters and 200 meters, where she placed 14th in each event. Outdoor (Fr.): Sprinted the 100- and 200-meter races... Had her best finish in the 100 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 12) of 12.45, which was good enough for second place ... Also notched a third-place finish in the 100 at the Marquette Duals (April 4) with a time of 12.74 ... Set her PR of 25.71 in the 200 also at the Marquette Duals ... Placed 11th in the 200 meters (25.89 seconds) and 12th in the 100 meters (12.83 seconds) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.
High School: Strong was a four-year letter winner in track and basketball at Walter Lutheran High School... Was an all-conference and academic all-conference student-athlete ... Helped her track team to two conference championships, three sectional titles and three consecutive second-place finishes in the state meet during her high school career...Placed ninth in the 400-meter dash at the 2013 IHSA Girls Class 2A State Championships as a senior with a time of 58.88 seconds ... Helped her basketball team to four consecutive regional titles, three sectional titles, a super sectional title and a fourth-place finish in the state finals her senior year... Ran for the Zephrys Track Club... Placed fifth at nationals in 2011 with Zephrys.
Personal: Born in Chicago to Harry and Sonequa Strong ... Father played football in college... Twin sister, Anna, is also a 2013 Marquette signee... Has two other siblings... Majors in finance.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2015- 400-meter dash: 7th (58.45 seconds; prelim-57.88) 4x400-meter relay: 2nd (3:49.23; first leg w/ Anna Strong, Tolan, Goodrich) 2014- 60-meter dash:14th (8.08 seconds) 200-meter dash: 14th (25.97 seconds)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2015- 100-meter dash:11th (12.5 seconds) 4x100-meter relay: 2nd (46.47 seconds; first leg w/ Anna Strong, Harris, Goodrich) 4x400-meter relay: 2nd (3:41.76; first leg w/ Anna Strong, Tolan, Goodrich) 2014- 100-meter dash: 12th (12.83 seconds) 200-meter dash: 11th (25.89 seconds) 4x100-meter relay: 3rd (47.80 seconds; third leg w/Kemmerer, Anna Strong and Schuh)