Aisha Praught and Elise Sigg earn all-region honors
The women's team is ranked No. 10 in the NCAA Midwest Region
MVC Scholar-Athletes must meet certain performance and academic standards
The women finished the race with four runners in the top ten to clinch the title
Women picked to finish second; Men picked to finish fifth
GoRedbirds.com features a highlight video from the 2010 Illinois Intercollegiate Championships held at Illinois State University.
2011: (Cross Country): Placed fourth at the Hawkeye Invitational with a personal-best 6K time of 19:29.40 ... ran to an eighth-place finish at the Northern Illinois Open with an 8K time of 27:42.44 ... ran a personal-best 8K at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 25:13 ... finished 15th at the Bradley Classic with an 8K time of 25:19.2 ... ran to 19th at the 2011 State Farm MVC Championships, posting a time of 25:56.5 in the 8K event ... named a Valley Scholar-Athlete.
2010: (Cross Country): Finished 35th at the Illinois Intercollegiate in a time of 26:04 ... ran to 27th place at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships with a time of 26:15.87 ... competed at the NCAA Regional Championships and finished with a career-best 10K time of 32:59.12 for 126th place.
2009: (Cross Country): Did not compete.
2008: (Cross Country): Competed in five races ... placed 34th at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships with a time of 26:47.70 in the 8K race ... recorded best 10K time (36:07.15) at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship earning a 144th-place finish ... turned a season-best 8K performance at the Bradley Classic finishing with a time of 26:11 (33rd place).
2007: (Cross Country): Competed in five races ... recorded best 8K time (26:06.69) at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... completed the 6K Illini Challenge with a time of 26:06.69 to finish 18th ... placed 50th (26:51.31) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
Glenbard South: Competed in the state cross country meet junior and senior years... sectional champion in the 3,200-meter run in senior track and field season, and went on to place 15th in the state ... in 2006, his 4x800-meter relay team won the conference championship... named most improved athlete and team MVP senior year in cross country.
Personal: Born 7/28/89... son of Mila Kulesa ... siblings are Mila and Shawn ... major is psychology.