Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Finished in IU's top-three at every meet of the season ... paced the Hoosiers at the Indiana Open, finishing in 18:46.57 for second overall ... finished in 18:01 for sixth at the Indiana Intercollegiate ... finished in 20:51 for 19th at the Paul Short Run ... took eighth in 22:25.27 at the Sam Bell Invitational ... finished 42nd in 21:50 at Big Tens ... took 14th in 21:29.07 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional for All-Region honors ... took 218th at NCAAs in 22:22 ... named Academic All-Big Ten and to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Indoor: Advanced to the NCAA Championships as the anchor on the school record distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational, clocking a time of 11:11.02 ... posted NCAA provisional times in the Mile and 3,000m ... time of 4:43.82 in the mile at Big Tens was good for sixth place and fifth in the IU record books ... clocked a time of 9:24.66 for the win at the Tyson Invitational, putting herself into fifth in IU lore. Outdoor: Advanced to teh NCAA East Preliminaries with a time of 16:22.62 in the 5,000m, fourth-best in school history ... ran career bests in the 800m and 1,500m of 2:16.08 and 4:28.13 respectively ... named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Crossed the finish line in 22:05.0 to take 33rd at the Great Lakes Regional ... crossed the finish line in 22:06.6 to finish in 42nd place at Big Tens ... finished in 104th place with a time of 21:54.7 at Pre-Nationals ... clocked a time of 22:20 for 33rd place at the Cowboy Jamboree ... finished in a career-best 18:52 for 12th at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... finished in fourth (19:41.99) at the Indiana Open 5k. Indoor: Ran PRs in the 800m (2:23.87 at the Indiana Open), mile (4:53.55 at the Meyo Invite) and 3,000m (9:51.99 at the Gladstein Invite). Outdoor: Posted career bests in the 1,500m (4:32.47 at the Stan Lyons Invitational) and 5,000m (17:00.95 at the Jesse Owens Classic) ... qualified for the USA Jr Championships.
PREP: Was a three-time all-stater in cross country and in the 3,200-meters at Carroll High School ... holds the school record in the 4K (14:14), 5K (18:14), 1,600-meters (4:58) and 3,200-meters (10:49) ... ranked top-10 at Carroll academically.
PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1990 ... majoring in visual art education ... daughter of Kim and Suzette Blanchard.
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