Thats the first top-10 finish for the Redbird women since 2003.
A total of 604 student-athletes will attempt to advance to nationals in Louisville, Ky.
It was the first time since 1984 that the Redbirds successfully defended their title
This is the first team win for the women in 2012.
This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Competed in six events, including the Midwest Regional...Opened the season with a 15:12 in the 4K to finish 11th at the Illini Challenge...Notched an 18:34 in the 5K to finish 30th at the Illinois Intercollegiate...Picked up a season-best 22:13 6k at the Bradley Classic...Ran a season-best 5K time of 18:14 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships to finish 22nd, helping the team to a conference championship...Concluded the season with a 6K time of 22:39 at the Midwest Regional to finish 97th.
PRIOR TO ISU
Olivet Nazarene: Finished 10th at the 2011 NCCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 5:02.10 ... finished ninth in the 3,000-meter run at the 2011 NCCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, finishing with a time of 10:56.12 ... holds personal-best times of 10:47.38 and 18:55.71 in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs, respectively ... finished 14th at the NAIA Chicago Collegiate AC XC Championship in 2010 with a personal-best 5K time of 19:03.23 to help pace team to a first-place finish overall ... holds a personal-best 6K time of 23:36.66.
Personal: Born 11/01/1990 ... daughter of Scott and Martina Castel ... siblings are Mitchel and Michael ... plans to major in accounting.