Women's Cross Country

Kristin Sutherland
Kristin Sutherland


Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg




2008 - Freshman: Made her collegiate debut at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, placing first overall and leading her team to a first place finish at the meet...Placed second for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational with a personal best 5K time of 17:26...Finished third for Illinois at the Pre-Nationals meet with a 6K time of 21:04...Placed third for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships and 19th overall with a 6K time of 21:31...Finished fourth for the Orange and Blue and 17th overall at Midwest Regionals with a 6K time of 21:29...Placed third for the Illini at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:17.

Gatorade Illinois Cross Country Athlete of the Year...Won the state 3A cross country title in 2007, also placing second in 2006...Won the state 3,200m title as a senior, her only season participating in track and field...The fastest female in Carl Sandburg High School's history in the 3,200m...Became school's only female athlete to have won two individual state championships (cross country and track and field) in one school year...Achieved All-State, All-Sectional and All-Regional honors for cross country in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Awarded All-Conference for cross country for four seasons...Named All-State, All-Sectional and All-Conference for track and field in 2008......Honored as Carl Sandburg's Most Outstanding Female Athlete in the 2007-2008 school year......Earned three varsity letters in cross country and one in track and field.

Daughter of Al and Nancy Sutherland...Born Nov. 22, 1989...Has one sister, Kelsey...Biggest thrill in sports came when she won state in both cross country and track her senior year...Her mom has had the most influence on her athletic career because she signed her up for cross country camp and has supported her throughout her entire athletic career...High school coach was Christina Soldan...Graduated in the top two percent of her class...Majoring in business.

Personal Bests:

Cross Country
5K: 17:26
6K: 21:04