AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed at the Notre Dame Invitational and the Central Collegiate Championships during the cross country season in 1998 ... finished 34th at the Notre Dame Invitational (junior varsity) and 38th at the Central Collegiates ... took fourth in the 3,000 at the Purdue Open (10:32.70) and in her heat of the mile run at the Red Simmons Invitational (5:17.28) ... was fourth in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational (18:25.30) and 10th in the 3,000 at the Alex Wilson with a career-best time of 10:12.02 ... picked up a pair of runner-up finishes in the outdoor season at the Purdue Open (5,000) and the Purdue Invitational (3,000) ... placed 12th in the 10,000 at the BIG EAST outdoor championships in 38:01.51.

AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in two cross country races in 1997 ... finished 16th at her first meet, the Valparaiso Invitational, with a time of 20:17.93 ... was 25th in the junior varsity division at the Notre Dame Invitational ... took eighth in her first collegiate indoor track meet in the 3,000 at the Purdue Open (11:13.98) ... ended up eighth in the outdoor 3,000 at the Spartan Invitational (10:53.05) and the 5,000 at the Boilermaker Open (19:10.01).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned four letters each in cross country and track at Wheaton North ... qualified for the Illinois state meet in cross country once and track three times ... biggest athletic thrill to date was running at last year?s BIG EAST championships ... born March 24, 1979, in Winfield, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a double major in English and psychology.

Chrissy Kuenster
Chrissy  Kuenster


Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton North



Event Calendar

October 16
11:00 AM
Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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