Alex Pogue

Cross Country Running
Class Senior Height 5'4"
Hometown San Francisco, Calif.
High School Marin Academy,
San Rafael, Calif.
Major Biology
(geology minor)


Junior season (2007) - Missed her junior season while studying in New Zealand.

Sophomore season (2006) - Ran her personal best on the 5,000-meter course at Willamette, placing 161st in a huge field of runners, finishing in a time of 20:26.65, giving Whitman seven runners under 21 minutes ... Rounded out the top 10 for the Whitman women in the 4,000-meter Whitman Invitational at Fort Walla Walla Park, placing 22nd in 16:58.43.

First season (2005) - Rounded out Whitman's top five at the Big Foot Open’s 5,000-meter course in Spokane, placing 39th in 21:21 ... Had Whitman's sixth-best time, finishing 68th in 25:42.20 on the 6,000-meter course at the NWC Championships ... Filled Whitman's fifth spot, adding to the team score, by placing 95th with a time of 26:05.55 over 6,000 meters.

Prep - Ran one varsity season for the Marin Academy Wildcats under coach Liz Gottlieb after playing three years of varsity soccer ... Earned her team’s Most Improved Award ... Helped the soccer team qualify for the California State Championships in Division Five ... Also competed on the volleyball team for one season ... Equestrian Hunter Jumper and Dressage for 10 years through a private barn.

Academics - Pursuing a biology major along with a minor in geology ... Probable senior thesis topic involves use of acoustic transmitter tracking and GIS mapping to study habitat use patterns of the "Weakfish" (Cynoscion regalis) ... Whitman activities range from the Outdoor Program to the Whitman Mentor Program (since sophomore year) and the Get Out the Vote Campaign (voter registration) as a sophomore ... Studied in New Zealand for six months as a junior ... Geology and geophysics intern at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (summer, 2007); Did marine fish habitat use tracking as a Field Station Intern at Rutgers University Marine Field Station (summer 2008) ... As a high school junior and senior, volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., working on Sundays on animal care, feeding, medicating and cleaning elephant seals, sea lions, and harbor seals ... Member of the Peace and Justice Coalition (marches, rallies, voter registration)

Personal - Alexandra Menke Pogue was born on March 3, 1987, in Boston, Mass. ... Daughter of Anne Menke and Stephen Pogue ... Kathleen Pogue is her step-mother ... Has three younger siblings who are triplets -- Molly, Spencer and Paige Pogue ... Competed on an intramural ultimate frisbee team in her first at Whitman ... Also competes on Whitman’s Club Cycling team ... After graduation, plans to take time off for adventure before going to graduate school for habitat and/or wildlife management ... Enjoys guitar, painting, knitting, rock climbing, backpacking/hiking, reading, cooking, and speaking French.

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