Cross Country

Kristin Pelzel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hudson, WI

High School:
Hudson

Kristin Pelzel

2010:BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009: Began her senior season with a third overall finish (14:37.63) at the DePaul Invitational behind teammates Jayne Grebinski and Olivia Johnson...Placed 11th at the Midwest Collegiate Open with a season-best 5K time of 18:24.7 and helped MU finish third as a team...Ran her best 6K time (22:48.6) at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational and finished fourth on the team.

2008:Completed two races during her sophomore campaign... Recorded an 11th place finish overall in the Big River Running Early Bird with a time of 15:10... Came in 7th place on the team in the Notre Dame Invitational.

2007-08:Was one of three Golden Eagles to compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing the 3000m in seventh place...In her first collegiate meet, helped the team finish first and ran a 15:07 4K, good for 12th place at the Illini Open...Placed 15th at the Midwestern Collegiate Invitational...At the Bill Dellinger Invitational, was the fifth Golden Eagle to cross the finish line with a 6K time of 22:01...Ran a 22:21 6K at the BiG EAST Championships and finished in 54th place...Finished 86th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a 23:03 finish...In her lone indoor meet, won the 3000m and set a personal record with a time of 10:31.98 at the Hawk Invitational...Recorded a Junior National qualifying time in the 3000m at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, with a personal best time of 10:08.83.

High School:At Hudson Senior High School, Pelzel was a four-year letterwinner on the track team...Holds the school record in the 1600m, 800m, and 4x800m...Was the Wisconsin District I Runner Athlete of the Year in 2005...Two-time Academic All-State winner....Earned the Best Sportsmanship Award and helped her team to the 2007 conference, sectional, regional and state championship as a senior...National qualifier in the 1600m medley and 4x800 distance medley...Three-time First Team All-Conference selection...Earned a Second Team All-State nod in 2006.

Personal:Pelzel was born in Eau Claire, Wis. and is the daughter of Roger and Sheila Pelzel...Has a sister, Kari and brother Kevin...Born on March 1, 1989...Is an education, math and psychology major.

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