By Brad Gilbert, Kansas Media Relations
Men and women each finish seventh
Jayhawks field 12 first-team members, three second-team selections
Competed in three meets for the Jayhawks with the highest finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), placing eighth with a 5K time of 20:00... Was one of four Jayhawks to finish in the top 10 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), taking ninth and clocking in with a 5K time of 18:59.82... Competed in the open race at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), running a 6K time of 24:10.50 and finishing 111th.
AT SAMFORD (2008)
2008 All-Southern Conference Freshman Team Selection... Placed 20th at the Crimson Classic and 18th at the Furman Invitational... Placed 24th overall and fifth on the team at the SoCon Championship.
A seven-time class 3A state champion in track at Medicine Lodge High School... Placed first in the 1,600 meters her sophomore, junior and senior years... A state runner-up for cross country her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons... Lettered in basketball for four years... A member of the Principal's Honor Roll for three years, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Daughter of Robert and Cindy Christensen... Mother, Cindy, played basketball at Kansas... Father, Robert, competed in track and cross country at Wichita State... Majoring in biology... Plans to become a dentist.