Kirsten Lang
Kirsten Lang

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles East

Birthdate:
10/13/1988

2009-10: (Cross Country): Crossed the finish line in 10th place at the rainy MVC Cross Country Championships in a time of 19:14 to earn All-Valley honors and help the women's team to a second place finish ... ran a season-best time of 17:55 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships to finish in second ... ran a season-best 6K mark of 22:19 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals to place 113th ... placed 78th at the Midwest Regional, running the 6K course in 22:48. (Indoor): Ran a personal-best time of 10:13.07 in the 3000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic ... ran the 5000-meter run in 17:54.76, which was an indoor-career best, at the Meyo Invitational. (Outdoor): Finished the 1500-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational in 4:53.40 to finish in 13th place ... recorded two third-place finishes in the 3000-meter steeplechase ... finished fourth at the Redbird Spring Invitational in the 5000-meter run in a time of 18:11.21 ... ran a season-best time in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the MVC Championships in a time of 10:59.52 to finish in fifth place ... ran a season-best time of 18:03.35 in the 5,000-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships ... named a 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete.

2008-09: (Cross Country): Competed in six races ... led the Redbirds in three races ... was the first to cross the finish line for the `Birds at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship, earning a 62nd place finish and covering the 6K course in a personal-best time of 22:42 ... finished 24th at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:55.83 ... turned in a personal-best 18:25 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 33rd in the 5K race ... finished eighth and was ISU first runner to cross the finish line at the Illinois Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships in 18:43. (Indoor): Turned in a career-best 9:58.13 for a 3,000-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial to finish fourth ... held the team's season-best 3,000-meter run performance ... turned in a seventh-place finish at the State Farm MVC Championships in the 5,000-meter run ... ran a career-best 5K with a time of 17:32.99 to finish 23rd at the Iowa State Classic ... was runner-up in the mile at the Redbird Invitational with a time of 5:08.83. (Outdoor): Collected her first NCAA regional-qualifying performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:45.19 at the Valley Championships ... finished fifth in the event with her career-best performance ... finished sixth in the 5,000 at the Pacesetter Invitational with a time of 17:54.40.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in four races ... placed 22nd in her first-collegiate race at the Illini Challenge, running the 4K course in 15:44 ... recorded her best 5K finish at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship with a time of 18:58.51 (27th) ... finished 53rd at the Bradley Classic with her best 6K finish of 22:45. (Indoor): Placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:34.10 at the Redbird Invite ... recorded a season-best performance in the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic, crossing the finish line in 5:15.67 to place fourth ... ran a season-best in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:55.76 (25th place) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. (Outdoor): Finished seventh with a season-best time of 11:03.00 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Valley Championships ... recorded a season-best time in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:54.44 at the SIU Spring Classic ... posted a time of 2:27.06 in the 800 at the Vanderbilt Invitational to finish 41st.

At St. Charles East HS: Named team captain senior year ... injured with a stress fracture most of her senior season ... placed 45th at the IHSA State Cross Country meet junior year ... named to the all-conference team freshman through junior seasons ... also named to the all-academic conference team all four years ... member of the cross country and track and field teams all four years.

Personal: Born 10/13/88 ... daughter of Harlod and Fay Lang ... has one brother, Kevin ... major is middle level-education.