The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.
Indiana had 49 student-athletes post a 3.7 GPA during the 2013-14 Academic Year
Duerksen took first place at the Indiana Intercollegiate last weekend to lead the Hoosiers.
2013-14 (SENIOR): Cross Country: Won the Indiana Intercollegiate 5,000m race in 17:28.1, the fourth-fastest 5K time on the IU course in school history ... ran a career-best in the 6K in 20:04 to finish in 12th place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational. Indoor: Redshirted the indoor season. Outdoor: Finished in seventh-place at the Billy Hayes Invitational in the 1500m run in her first track race of the season ... finished in 10th place in the 1500m in 4:30.70 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
2012-13 (R-SENIOR): Cross Country: Finished first at the Indiana Open in 18:48.6 ... placed first overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates in 17:51 ... crossed the line in 21:16.6 in 18th place at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic ... was the first Hoosier to cross the line at the adidas Inviational in 20:41 ... placed 19th overall and was the first IU runner to complete the course in the Big Ten Championships in 20:54 ... placed 14th and ran the course in 20:47 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... participated individually at the NCAA Championships and clocked in at 21:04 in 145th place.
2011-12 (R-JUNIOR): Cross Country: Did not compete. Indoor: Anchored the Hoosiers to an All-Big Ten finish in the DMR, taking second place in 11:16.85 ... took fourth in the Big Ten mile final in 4:46.74 ... ran a PR time of 4:42.22 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational to close out her season ... clocked a PR of 2:12.21 in the 800 meters at the dual with Purdue to take the win ... clocked a time of 8:51.74 in the 4x800m relay at the Gladstein Invitational which ranked ninth on the season among college teams. Outdoor: Took third in the Big Ten 1,500m final, clocking a PR of 4:19.19 ... advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round, where her time of 4:21.43 in the 1,500 was good for 15th and just shy of advancing to Des Moines ... ran a PR 2:11.13 in the 800m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge ... won her heat of the 5,000m in a PR 16:23.95 at the Stanford Invitational.
2010-11 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Placed fourth overall at the Indiana Open to begin the season ... took eighth place in 17:57.2 at the Indiana Intercollegiate ... placed fifth for IU and 48th overall at the adidas Invitational in 21:14 ... crossed the line in 24th place with a time of 17:30.54 at the Chile Pepper Festival ... took 36th at Big Tens ... placed 49th in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to end the season ... named Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Helped IU to fifth in the distance medley relay at Big Tens ... clocked PRs of 2:12.88 in the 800, 4:47.14 in the mile and 9:33.64 in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Clocked a PR of 16:55.62 at the Stanford Invitational in the 5,000m ... named Academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2009-10 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Did not compete. Indoor: Clocked a career best mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in 4:56.99 ... clocked a time of 9:56.62 in the 3,000m at Big Tens, taking 12th place. Outdoor: Kicked off the season with a career-best time of 4:33.38 in the 1,500m at the Alabama Relays ... entered the IU record books in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," clocking a time of 10:46.98 for eighth all-time at IU ... named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2008-09 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted in cross country, indoor and outdoor.
PREP: Earned All-American honors in the 1,500-meters at the 2007 USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships ... was an all-state honoree in track in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... owns personal bests in the 5K (19:12), 800 (2:15) and in the 1,600-meters (5:04) ... was an all-region honoree in cross country in 2007 ... also a standout in the classroom, earning academic all-state honors in cross country and track four times ... was the co-captain for both cross country and track and field in 2007-08 ... helped Ann Arbor Pioneer to Division I conference, region and state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... also ran a leg of the school-record holding distance medley relay team ... was a four-time letterwinner in track and earned three letters in cross country ... also lettered twice in volleyball ... was a Select Choir member of Pioneer's music department that earned the National Grammy Signature Award, which is given to the top music department in the country.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1989 ...majoring in psychology ... daughter of Robert and Mary Duerksen.
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