Cross Country 1999: Competed in all seven meets, running her best race at the BWC Championships, placing second on the team and ninth overall ... Earned academic all-Big West honors. Cross Country 1998: Redshirted. Cross Country 1997: Best finish of the season was 17th at the Bengal Invitational. Cross Country 1996: Finished fourth at the Utah State Invitational and 10th at Montana State. Track Highlights: Won the 1500m and finished second in the 3000m at the 2000 Big West Championships... Placed second in the mile run at the 2000 MPSF Championships... Finished third in the 1,500m at the 1997 conference championships. High School: Participated in track and cross country at Logan High School ... Won the regional cross country championship and finished fifth in the state as a senior. Personal: Full name is Rebekah Nielson... Born Nov. 30, 1977 ... Daughter of Lance and LuAnn Nielson ... Married to Jon Thornley ... Major is undecided.