Michelle Brunk
Michelle Brunk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palatine, Ill.

High School:
Palatine

Birthdate:
02/02/1989

2009-10: (Cross Country): Ran a season-best time of 18:03 to finish in fourth place at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... finished the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship in a time of 20:09. (Indoor): Competed in the 800-meter run five times during the indoor season and improved her time in each race, until she recorded a season-best time of 2:14.59 at the MVC Indoor Championships and crossed the finish line in fourth place ... was a member of the distance medley relay team that won the MVC Indoor Championships in a time of 11:50.58 and earned All-MVC honors. (Outdoor): Crossed the finish line in the 800-meter run in second place (2:16.12) at the Lenny Lyles Invitational ... ran a season-best time of 2:11.08 in the 800-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational for a 10th-place finish ... recorded two first place finishes in the 1500-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic and Redbird Spring Invitational ... a member of the distance-medley relay team that finished third at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 11:52.14 ... named a 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete.

2008-09: (Cross Country): 2008 MVC Cross Country All-Conference and All-Academic team selection ... led the Redbirds at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships with a 10th-place finish, shattering her 5K personal-best with a time of 18:09.50 ... clocked in with a personal-best 6K time of 22:48.50 to finish 197th at the Brooks Pre-Nationals held in Terre Haute, Ind. ... placed 104th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 6K time of 23:12.60. (Indoor): Ran first leg of the distance medley relay that finished third with a time of 11:45.93 at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships, earning all-conference accolades ... placed seventh in the mile at the conference championships ... turned in a season-best in the mile at the Iowa State Classic with at time of 5:06.68 ... earned a second-place finish at the Redbird Invitational, turning in a season-best time of 2:17.18. (Outdoor): Won the Valley Championships with a time of 2:10.31 800-meter run to break the Marks Field facility record at Indiana State ... named All-Missouri Valley Conference ... 4x400-meter relay teamfinished fourth with a time of 3:38.64 at the Valley Championships ... turned in a personal-best 800 at the Billy Hayes Invitational to finish fifth with a time of 8:10.22 ... won the 800-meter run at the SIU Spring Classic ... posted a third-place finish and career-best 4:42.08 in the 1,500-meter run at the Pacesetter Invitational ... qualified to compete at the NCAA Mideast Region Track and Field Championships in the 800.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in three races ... recorded a personal-best 5K at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 20:04.12 (21st) ... placed 77th with a personal-best 6K at the Bradley Classic with a time of 24:42. (Indoor): Recorded a season-best 800-meter run at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 2:15.24 ... at the Meyo Invite ran a season-best in the mile, clocking in with a time of 5:02.62 ... distance medley relay broke the school record, clocking in with a time of 11:45.27 to place fifth at the Iowa State Classic ... distance medley relay named All-Missouri Valley Conference, as the squad placed third with a time of 11:56.90 at the State Farm MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships. (Outdoor): Placed second in the 800, recording a season-best time of 2:11.25 at the Valley Championships ... all-conference selection in the 800 ... recorded a season-best in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:43.62 (13th-place finish) at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

At Palatine HS: Ran the final leg of the 2004-05 IHSA State Champion 4x800-meter relay team ... named all-conference and all-state in track and field ... placed 31st at the 2006 IHSA Cross County Championship, clocking in at 17:48 ... finished 10th in the 800-meter dash (2:15.67) at the IHSA State Track and Field Championship.

Personal: Born 2/27/89 ... daughter of Peter and Lori Brunk ... siblings are Dan and Natalle ... her uncle, Ted Brunk, played soccer at Illinois State ... major is psychology.

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS

800-meter run Mile 1,500-meter run
INDOOR 2:15.24 5:02.62 -
OUTDOOR 2:11.25 - 4:43.62

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON-BESTS

5K 6K
2007 20:04.12 24:42