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    Amy Kohlmeier  
    Amy Kohlmeier

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sarina, Ontario

    High School:
    St. Patrick's

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    05/07/1984


    AS A SENIOR: Sat out the cross country season until the Pre-National meet to recover from an off-season injury ... earned all-BIG EAST honors at the conference meet after posting a 14th-place finish in one of her best career efforts ... her effort at the conference championships helped catapult the Irish team to a third-place finish ... during the track and field season she posted the top time for the women's team in the indoor 3,000-meters (9:32.67) at the BIG EAST Championship ... her performance was a third-place finish, earning her all-BIG EAST accolades for the second-time indoors ... outdoors, she had a season-best time of 16:51.26 in the 5,000 meters at Stanford Invitational, second best on the Irish squad.

    AS A JUNIOR: Focused entirely on track and field season and was rewarded with her strongest year to date ... opened indoor season with runner-up finish in 3,000 meters (10:07.04) at Blue & Gold Invitational, with her time good enough for BIG EAST Championship qualification ... tried her hand at the mile run for the first time in her career at the Notre Dame Opener, placing fourth in 4:58.10 and recording her second BIG EAST qualifying mark ... came back with another second-place outing, this time in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:58.47) ... trimmed more than five seconds from her personal best in the 3,000 meters with a 9:44.22 mark and 12th-place performance in the high-powered Meyo Invitational ... elected to run the 3,000 meters at the BIG EAST Championship and just missed all-conference honors with a fourth-place finish in a career-best 9:41.09; she was one of six runners in the field (and second Irish runner along with Stephanie Madia) to break the prior Akron Athletics Field House record ... did obtain her first career all-BIG EAST citation as the anchor on the Irish distance medley relay squad (joined by Ramsey Kavan, Nicole Yergler and Jacqueline Carter) that finished third in 11:37.41, the eighth-fastest time in school history ... continued late-season surge by obliterating her old personal best in the 3,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, with her sixth-place time of 9:32.26 also surpassing the NCAA Championship provisional qualifying standard (although she ended up not advancing to the NCAA meet) ... ran during outdoor track season for first time in career ... took 15th place in top section of the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, covering the distance in 16:19.06 to qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional and BIG EAST Championship ... lowered her 5,000-meter time by almost two seconds at the Mount SAC Relays, placing 14th in 16:17.16 ... finished fourth in 1,500-meter run at Hillsdale Gina Relays, qualifying for the BIG EAST Championship in her second event with a time of 4:29.55 ... chose to run the 5,000 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet and earned all-conference status with a third-place showing (16:41.69), teaming with Molly Huddle for a 1-3 Notre Dame finish ... was not able to compete in NCAA Mideast Regional due to injury.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the cross country season ... established a series of career bests in the 3,000 meters during the 2005 indoor track season ... won the Notre Dame Opener in 10:08.37 ... took 23rd in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational, coming through the line at 9:54.58 ... scored BIG EAST team points at the indoor league meet by clocking 10:01.66 for seventh in the 3,000 meters ... established a career best at the Alex Wilson Invitational by finishing 14th in the 3,000 meters in 9:49.91 ... did not compete in the outdoor track season. AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in just one meet during her rookie cross country season, finishing 120th at the Notre Dame Invitational (19:37) ... did not compete during the 2004 track season.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: One of the top cross country and track athletes in southwestern Ontario ... attended the World Youth Championships in Hungary in 2001 and placed eighth in final of 1,500 meters ... bronze medalist in '02 as a member of the Ontario Track and Field Association (OFTA) club team in the Junior Girls cross country race ... captured silver medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) championship while helping team to bronze medal in that event ... Senior Girls champion at the Lambton Secondary Schools Athletic Association (LSSAA) and Southwestern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (SWOSSAA) meets as she guided squad to team title ... double winner at the '02 West Regional championships as she took first-place in both the 1,500- and 3,000-meter events ... won the LSSAA 800 meters in '03 and was the Senior Girls SWOSSAA champion in the 800- and 1,500-meter events ... LSSAA and SWOSSAA record holder in both the 1,500- and 3,000- meters while winning back-to-back titles in both races in both '02 and '03 ... represented Canada at the '01 World Cross Country Championships in Dublin, Ireland ... led club team to Canadian Cross Country Championship that same year and also finished first in the race ... '01 OFTA girls cross country champion after completing sweep of LSSAA, SWOSSAA and OFSAA that same year ... double gold medalist in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races at OFSAA Championship ... captured the silver medal in the 5,000 meters and bronze medal in the 1,500 meters at the '01 Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario ... recipient of '02 Queen's Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to the community ... three-time winner of St. Patrick's Athlete of the Year award ... born May 7, 1984 in Sarnia, Ontario ... oldest of three children ... sister, Alyson, is a junior on the cross country and track teams at Michigan ... mother, Denise, was a track and field standout at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario ... enrolled in College of Science as a Science/Pre-Professional major (3.576 cumulative grade-point average through spring 2006).

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