Turned in season-best time of 2:23.83 in the 800 meters at the Wake Forest Open ... Finished fifth overall in the 800 at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting in a time of 2:28.00 ... Competed in the 1500 meters once during the season, finishing in 5:04.19 to place 44th at the Wake Forest Open.
Competed in the 800 meters once during the season, finishing 26th in a time of 2:25.25 at the Fast Track Invitational ... Made her collegiate debut at the Hokie Invitational on January 21 with a 14th-place finish in the mile run (5:38.40).
Earned a total of 11 varsity letters at Jamestown High in cross country, swimming, and indoor and outdoor track & field ... Named to the All-District and All-Region Cross Country teams as a sophomore and junior ... Also achieved All-District status as a freshman ... Named to the All-South Cross Country team as a junior ... A member of the All-District and All-Region indoor track teams as a freshman and a senior ... An All-State indoor and outdoor track selection during her senior year ... Achieved All-District and All-Region outdoor track honors as a freshman, sophomore, and senior ... An All-Gazette Cross Country team member during each of her four years at Jamestown High ... Also named a Daily Press All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Currently holds school records at Jamestown in the 800m, 1000m, 1600m, and 5,000m ... A member of the school record-holding 4x400m and 4x800m indoor and outdoor relay teams ... Also a strong swimmer in high school, as she was named to both the All-District and All-State teams during her sophomore and junior seasons ... A member of the school record-holding 400-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays in swimming ... Named to the honor roll during all four years of high school ... Vice President of the French Honor Society as a junior and Co-President as a senior ... Named a Scholar Athlete in each of her four years at Jamestown ... Recipient of both the Tom Dolan Award and the WJCC Community Scholarship as a senior.
Full name is Natalie Claire Sukramani ... Born on January 16, 1993, in Bangkok, Thailand ... Daughter of Andy and Barbara Sukramani ... Has one older brother, Ted (age 21) ... Currently undecided on a major ... Former teammates now running collegiately include Colin Mearns (Virginia), Andrew Colley (N.C. State), Russell Hornsby (Oregon), Anthony Green (VCU), Graham Schlickenmeyer (Radford), Brad Turner (CNU), Marci Demyon (U.S. Naval Academy), Maggie Underwood (George Mason), Josh Schlickenmeyer (George Mason), John Holt (George Mason), and Jacob Morgan (George Mason).
Up Close with Natalie
My role model is...My mother.
Something I cannot live without is...Chapstick.
One fact that most people do not know about me is...I race with Chapstick.
My favorite book is...Three Cups of Tea.
My favorite professional athlete is...Natalie Coughlin.
One food I absolutely will not eat is...Fish.
My dream job is to...Work in commercial advertising.
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...Runner's World.
My favorite television shows are...Man vs. Food, Millionaire Matchmaker, and Cash Cab.
My favorite professional sports team is...I only love college sports.
If I could vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to...The Galapagos Islands.
My favorite restaurant is...Oceans and Ale.
One word I would use to describe myself is...Driven.
If I was not running at Wake Forest, I would...Swim in college.
If I could invite three people to dinner, I would choose...Alberto Salazar, Greg Mortenson, and James McBride.