Women's Cross Country

Carolyn Tysse
Carolyn Tysse


Oak Forest, Ill.

High School:
Oak Forest HS


2008 - Sophomore: Opened up season at the Illini Challenge placing sixth for the Orange and Blue...Ran a 5K time of 20:03 at the Bradley Open, placing sixth for the Illini...Raced at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and placed ninth for Illinois...Placed fifth for the Orange and Blue at the Bradley Classic recording a 6K time of 23:16...Competed in the Illini Open, placing eighth overall with a 5K time of 19:21.

2007 - Freshman: Finished third for the Illini and 21st overall at the Illini Challenge with a 4K time of 15:37...Achieved a personal best 5K time of 19:12 at the Notre Dame Invitational open race.

All-Conference in cross country for four years...All-Conference in track for three years for the 4x800m relay and two years for the two mile...Part of the cross country conference championship team for four straight years

Daugher of William and Patricia Tysse...Born March 26, 1989...Sister, Kate, also runs for the Illini...Has four siblings, Adam, Ben, Kate and Eric...Biggest thrill in sports is winning...Plans to teach middle school math and coach following graduation...Majoring in education.

Personal Bests

4K: 15:37
5K: 19:12
6K: 23:16