Brianna Johnson and JR Ricker will participate in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Placed 19th to begin the year at the Indiana Open ... came in 10th place in 20:12 at the Hoosier Invitational ... named Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Clocked PRs of 2:24.47 in the 800m, 5:19.33 in the mile and 11:13.63 in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Clocked a PR of 4:52.03 in the 1,500m ... named Academic All-Big Ten.
2009-10 (REDSHIRT): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: Competed four years in cross country for Shannon Schroeder and four years in track and field for Jonathan Byham at Crystal Lake Central ... captained her cross country team to a state runner-up finish in 2008 and fifth-place in 2007 ... 2006 state champ in the 1,600m, recording the 14th fastest time in state history ... six-time state qualifier in both sports combined ... claimed county, sectional, and county championships ... claimed 14th in the state in cross country as a senior ... 2006 Northwest Herald Track Athlete of the Year ... holds high school record in the mile and conference records in the mile and 800m ... also competed in AAU and at the USATF Nationals ... three-time AAU National Champion (twice in 2004 and once in 2005).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mike and Elaine Staples ... has a twin sister, Katie, two more sisters, Jessica and Samantha, and a brother, Jake ... born August 16, 1991 ... majoring in elementary education.
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