The meet features two top-10 team finishers at the 2011 NCAA Championshpis
Both lead runners for Illinois State set new career-bests
Redshirted the 2011 season.
Ran a career-best 5K time of 18:54.23 for 161st place at the Greater Louisville Classic ... competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals open race with a 6K time of 24:23.2 for 118th place ... finished 25th at the Illini Open after crossing the finish line in 19:20 ... finished 44th at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships and finished the race in 19:17.00.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Carl Sandburg High School: Earned all-state, all-sectional, all-regional and all-conference honors during her senior cross country season ... finished third overall at the IHSA AAA state cross country meet with a time of 17:19 ... led the team to a second-place team finish ... named the team MVP in cross country and track as a senior ... finished in 11th place at the state cross country meet her junior season with a time of 17:26 ... a member of the 4X800 meter relay that placed eighth at state ... recorded a personal-best time of 2:16.60 in the 800-meter run and 5:09.00 in the 1600-meter run.
Personal: Born: 4/15/92 ... daughter of Larry and Cindy Christensen ... siblings are Brigitte and Laura ... her dad, Larry, wrestled and played baseball at Chicago State and her sister, Laura, played softball at Benedictine University ... major health/physical education.