Women's Cross Country

Chantelle Groenewoud
Chantelle Groenewoud


N. Vancouver, B.C.

High School:
Handsworth Secondary



2008 Cross Country - Sophomore: Made her season debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing with a personal best 5K time of 17:40...Placed fourth for the Illini at the Pre-Nationals meet with a 6K time of 21:33...Finished fifth for Illinois at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 21:59...Finished third for the Orange and Blue and 15th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships...Clocked a season-best 6K time of 21:23 at the NCAA Championships, placing fourth for the Illini.

2008 Outdoor Track and Field - Freshman: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Was runner-up in the steeplechase to teammate Danelle Woods at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with personal-best time of 10:35.88 ... Took ninth in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships.

2007 Cross Country - Freshman: Clocked a personal-best 6K time of 21:14 at the Big Ten Championships, placing 39th overall and sixth for the Illini...Placed 36th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a time of 21:26 ... Helped the Illini place sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 22:05 and a sixth-place finish for the Orange and Blue ... Finished fourth overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet to start the season with a personal-best 17:56 5K time...Placed in the top seven for Illinois in each race ran.

Named Athlete of the Year for Handsworth High School in 2005 and 2006...Was a part of the British Columbia Cross Country team that placed third at Nationals in 2006...Member of the 4x400m relay championship team at the 2006 British Columbia Summer Games...Participated in cross country, track, soccer and snowboarding.

Daughter of Jim and Ankie Groenewoud...Born March 3, 1989...Biggest thrill in sports was placing 17th at Cross Country Nationals...Says her three high school coaches influenced her to not only be a good runner, but a good teammate and person as well...Enrolled in General Curriculum.

Personal Bests:

Cross Country
5K - 17:40
6K - 21:14

3K Steeple - 10:17.37