KU men finish 20th, women 47th as both teams see largest field of the season
JUNIOR (2011) Competed in five meets for the Jayhawks, finishing in the team's top five in each...Top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), placing sixth with a 5K time of 18:29.85... Ran best 6K time of the season at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) in a 54th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 21:28.0... Finished 78th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/12) with a 6K time of 22:47.34.
SOPHOMORE (2010) Ran in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Earned first individual title of collegiate career at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in 18:37.20... Ran a 6K personal best at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), clocking in at 21:52.38 and placing 88th... Earned sixth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), crossing the finish line in 18:34.39, a 5K personal best... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), placing 62nd with a 6K time of 22:17.04.
FRESHMAN (2009) Had a strong debut for the Jayhawks, finishing third on the team and fourth overall at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5) in a season-best 5K time of 19:28.44... Clocked in at 19:46 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12) to take 16th place overall... Finished 121st out of 211 runners at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), posting a 5K time of 19:31... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she finished 48th in the women's open division with a time of 23:30.80.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and four-time state qualifier in cross country... Finished fifth at the 2008 cross country state championships... Kansas City Star All-Metro First Team as a senior, second team as a junior... Named to the 2006 and 2007 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Team for cross country... Manhattan Cross Country Course and Lawrence Free State High School record holder in the 4K (14:32)... Finished third in the 2 mile at the 2006 track and field state championships... Placed fifth in the mile and sixth in the 2 mile at the 2007 track and field state championships... Two-time Lawrence Journal-World All-Area selection for track... Member of the National Honor Society... Named 6A Cross Country Academic All-State her junior and senior years.
PERSONAL Daughter of Marcy Kilwein... Majoring in community health.