Women's Cross Country

Amber Hunt
Amber Hunt


Naperville, IL

High School:



2001: (Junior) A battle with the Epstein-Barr Virus hindered her junior campaign ... Still rebounded to lead Illinois at the Midwest Regional ... Her top finish came at the Big Ten Championship where she was Illinois? fourth scorer in a time of 18:12 ... Also scored for the Illini at the Chile Pepper Invitational where she finished 55th overall in a time of 22:55.

2000: (Sophomre) Earned All-Region honors with a 14th place finish at the Midwest Regional ... Placed 15th at the Big Ten Championships in a new personal best 5-K time of 17:48 ... Won the first individual title of her collegiate career at the Pre-Regional Meet on Sept. 29, earning Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors ... Scored first or second for the Illini in every meet.

1999: (Freshman) Ran in all seven meets as a freshman ... Scored third for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships and Midwest Regional ... Illinois? top runner at Purdue, placing ninth overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: ... Four year letter winner in both cross country and track ... Finished second as a senior at DuPage Valley Conference meet ... Competed in the two-mile at the National Scholastic Outdoor Meet in 1999.

PERSONAL: ... Born June 11, 1981 ... Parents are Donald and Christine Hunt ... Enrolled in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and is majoring in Graphic Design.

5,000 meters: 17:48.0, Big Ten Championships (10/29/00)
6,000 meters: 21:24.5, NCAA Midwest Regional (11/11/00)