Cross Country



 Christine Nelson
Christine Nelson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Shawnee, Kan.

High School:
Shawnee Mission NW

Height:
5-9

Event:
Cross Country

Experience:
2L


2012-13... Achieved seventh place at the Rust Buster in 15:11.80 ... earned 10th place at the Montana St. Invitational in 18:00.00 ... finished 15th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 22:14.00 ... placed eighth at the Highlander Invitational in 14:00.70 ... finished 46th at the Mountain West Championship in 23:07.93 ... competed at the NCAA Mountain Regional in 22:53.40 for 88th place.

2011-12... Redshirt season.

2010-11... One of the top Cowgirl cross country runners as a freshman ... named MW Freshman of the Year and also received second team all-conference honors ... an all-Mountain Region performer, finishing in the top 25 in six races including four times in the top 10 ... excelled in track, posting the team's top marks and establishing UW all-time marks in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs in outdoor track and the 1-mile, 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs in indoor track ... qualified for the NCAA preliminaries, finishing 31st in the 5,000.

High School... Named to the honor roll all four years and was a National Honor Society member ... named to the first team all-metro track team in Kansas City, Kan., along with earning first team honors in cross country ... was the state runner-up in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at the state 6A meet.

Personal... Daughter of James and Leslie Nelson ... has one sister, Katie ... majoring in nursing.

Nelson's Bests:
1 mile - 5:06.76 (No. 10 in UW history)
1500m - 4:35.08 (No. 7 in UW history)
3000m - 9:48.96 (No. 2 in UW history) 5000m - 16:31.61 (No. 1 in UW history)

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