Jenny Kraakevik
Jenny Kraakevik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton North

Event:
Distance/XC

Birthdate:
09/27/1988

2008-09: (Cross Country): Competed in five races ... led the team at the Illini Open with a third-place finish, covering the 5K course in a personal-best time of 22:33.40 ... turned in a personal-best 6K time of 23:09 at the Bradley Classic, to finish in 57th place ... finished 18th at the Illini 4K Challenge with a time of 15:40.01. (Indoor): Did not compete. (Outdoor): Only competed in two meets ... turned in a season-best 1,500-meter run at the Pacesetter Invitational with a time of 4:56.26 for a 13th- place finish.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in three races ... recorded a personal-best 5K race at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 20:19.76 (25th) ... was 89th with a personal-best 6K finish, clocking in with a time of 23:30 at the Bradley Classic. (Indoor): Ran the 800 leg of the distance medley relay that broke the school record with a time of 11:45.27 and placed fifth at the Iowa State Classic ... distance medley relay squad placed third at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships ... recorded a season-best in the 800-meter run, clocking in with a time of 2:23.82 at the Indiana State-Illinois State Dual Meet ... placed second in the mile with a season-best 5:17.27 at the Redbird Invite. (Outdoor): Ran a season-best in the 800, recording a time of 2:27.14 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... recorded a fourth-place finish at the Billy Hayes Invitational in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line in 4:46.72.

At Wheaton North HS: Participated in track and field and cross country all four years ... 4x800-meter relay won the 2006 Illinois High School Association state meet ... named team captain for the cross country and track and field teams her senior year ... ran in the state cross country and track and field meets junior and senior years.

Personal: Born 9/27/88 ... daughter of John and Sheri Kraakevik ... siblings are Lauren and Daniel ... major is elementary education ... pronounced crack-A-vick

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS

800-meter run Mile 1,500-meter run
INDOOR 2:23.82 5:17.27 -
OUTDOOR 2:21.73 - 4:46.72

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON-BESTS

5K 6K
2007 20:19.76 23:30