Snyder had an excellent high school career at Gateway Senior High School. She was a second place finisher at the Pennsylvania state track meet. Entering her freshman year at WVU, she was a welcomed addition to the track and field program. Snyder returned her sophomore year after making steady improvement during the offseason. She had good talent and endurance and it was believed she could emerge as a top performer. It was also believed that she had the ability to turn in qualifying times and make her mark in Eastern track and field.