Cross Country: Was in the Top-15 finishers of the Huskies' season-opening meet, the Blue Devil Invitational... was the second UConn finisher at the BIG EAST Championship...
Indoor: Fourth place finisher in the 3,000 meter run at Brown's Alden Invitational... competed in the 3,000m run at the URI Sorlein Track Invitational...
Outdoor: Competed in both the 5,000m and the 3,000m steeplechase... picked up a third place finish in the steeplechase at the Brown Invitational.
High School: Attended Newtown High...earned All-Conference honors in cross country in 2003, 2004 and 2005...earned All-State distinctions in 2003 and 2005...team captain in 2005...earned All-State Outdoor track honors in 2004...4x4 Class LL State Champions in 2004...All-Conference selection for outdoor track in 2004 and 2005...team captain in 2006 for outdoor track...also a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Mercedes O. Ball...born on March 16, 1988.