|High School:||Lincoln HS|
Dong's freshman track campaign included a strong showing at the SF State Distance Carnival, where she finished second on the team in the two-mile run in 13:43.60.
Dong opened her career with her best 5K time of the season at the USF Invitational, clocking in with a finish of 23:37.80. Then, Dong set her personal record in the 6K at the Sonoma State Invite with a time of 28:45 on September 22.
Dong attended Lincoln High School in Stockton where she ran cross country and track, and played badminton and lacrosse. She earned three varsity letters and was a senior captain of her cross country squad. Academically, Dong was a distinguished senior scholar and graduated with honors as an AP Scholar.
Dale is the daughter of Qingwen and Xiaobing. Her father is an accomplished Communications professor at the University of the Pacific. While at Pacific, she plans to study Pre-Pharmacy. When she is not training, Dale enjoys playing the clarinet, camping and being outdoors, and eating pineapple.