Cross Country

    Kelsey Duerksen  
    Kelsey  Duerksen

    RS Senior

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    High School:
    Ann Arbor Pioneer


    IU Cross Country Practice Off and Running for 2014

    The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.


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    Indiana had 49 student-athletes post a 3.7 GPA during the 2013-14 Academic Year


    Student-Athletes Honored at Spirit of Indiana Showcase


    IUXC Men Place First, Women Sixth at Paul Short Run


    Kelsey Duerksen Named Big Ten Runner of the Week

    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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