Gina Kapusta
Gina Kapusta


Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central


2009-10: (Cross Country): Ran a season-best time of 18:31 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and crossed the finish line in 15th place ... finished eighth at the Illini Open in a time of 19:06 ... crossed the finish line in 29th place at the MVC Cross Country Championships in 20:06. (Indoor): Did not compete. (Outdoor): Finished eighth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:01.03 at the Southern Illinois Spring Classic ... ran a season-best time of 5:00.42 in the 1500-meter run ... crossed the finish line in fifth place at the Redbird Spring Invitational in the 5000-meter run in 18:25.32.

2008-09: (Cross Country): Competed in four races ... finished 14th at the Illini Challenge, covering the 4K course in 15:32.87 ... turned in a season-best finish (19:03) at the Notre Dame Invitational finishing 84th in the 5K race ... clocked in with a time of 22:40 to finish 28th at the Bradley Classic 6K race. (Indoor): Recorded a season-best time in the mile (5:22.74) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational to finish 14th ... turned in a ninth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a season-best time of 11:07.92 at the EIU Friday Night Special. (Outdoor): Turned in a season-best 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:51.20 to finish 20th.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in five races ... placed fifth in first-collegiate race at the Illini Challenge, running the 4K in a personal-best 15:09 ... was 42nd with a personal-best time of 22:28 at the Bradley Classic 6K race ... finished 34th with a personal-best at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship 5K race with a time of 18:47.58 ... finished 122nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional. (Indoor): Medical redshirt. (Outdoor): Competed in three meets ... recorded a season-best in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.14 at the SIU Spring Classic to place 11th.

At Hinsdale Central HS: Cross country team won the conference championship three years in a row ... placed 34th at the IHSA State cross country meet senior year ... cross country team won the state title senior year ... placed second at the 2007 state meet in the 4x800-meter relay.

Personal: Born 9/9/88 ... daughter of George and Maria Kapusta ... has a twin sister, Lisa (18) and a brother, Joseph (17) ... major is exercise science ... pronounced Ku-PUST-ta


800-meter run
OUTDOOR 2:27.14


5K 6K
2007 18:47.58 22:28