Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Elizabeth Boyle
Elizabeth Boyle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
Fenwick HS

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
03/15/1988

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Beat the school record in the 10,000m at Stanford Invitational with 34:41.20...Placed third in the 3,000m at the Sea Ray Relays...Placed third in the 5,000m twice at Polytan Invitational and Drake Relays.

Indoor: Recorded the best time in the 5,000m for Illinois with a 17:00.46 ... Placed first in the 3,000m at the Illini Classic ... Participated in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 10,000m ... Scored in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships, taking eighth with a personal-best time of 35:00.39 ... Also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Had a personal-best 5,000m performance of 16:51.77 at the Drake Relays, where she placed third ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Scored in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh with a personal-best time of 9:37.35 ... Also came in 11th in 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, timing a personal-best 16:46.98 ... Won the 3,000m title at the Carle/Health Alliance.

2009 Track and Field
Outdoor: Was 13th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:54.28) ... Had a personal-best 5,000m performance of 16:53.66 at the Mt. SAC Relays, narrowly missing the regional standard and finishing fifth in the open heat of the race ... Timed 4:39.67 in the 1,500m at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, taking 15th with a personal-best time of 17:01.70 ... Ran a personal-best 3,000m time of 9:58.95 at the Iowa State Classic ... Won the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (10:06.83) ... Was seventh in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational (17:32.15).

2008 Track and Field
Outdoor: Timed season-best 18:23.85 in the 5,000m in placing fourth at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... Was fifth in the 5,000m at the Big Blue Classic ... Ran the 3,000m at the Illinois Twilight, taking fourth (10:34.60).

Indoor: Took sixth in the 3,000m at the Illinois Women's Invitational with season-best time of 10:44.51 ... Was seventh in the 3,000m at the Indiana Open.

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Cross Country
2009 XC - Senior
Finished 72nd and third for the Illini at the NCAA National Championships, clocking in the 6K race at 21:08.1. ... Earned her second All-Region honors for her top-25 showing at Regionals ... Placed third for the Illini and 12th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 6K time of 21:12.5 ... Finished in 11th place at the Big Ten Championships completing the 6K race in a personal-best time of 21:00 and garnered second-team All-Big Ten Honors for her performance ... Placed 20th out of the loaded field at the Pre-National Invitational with a 6K time of 21:10.2 ... Had a 5K personal-best at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional with a time of 17:32 ... Placed first for the Illini and seventh overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invite with a 6K time of 22:00.

2008 XC - Junior
Opened up the season at the Illini Challenge with a personal best 4K time of 14:50.54, smashing her previous time and placing first for Illinois ... Placed second for the Illini and fifth overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a 5K time of 18:25 ... Placed fifth for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational with a personal record 5K time of 17:47 ... Recorded a 6K time of 21:41 at the Pre-Nationals meet, placing fifth for the Orange and Blue ... Finished seventh for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished fifth for the Orange and Blue at the Midwest Regionals with a PR 6K time of 21:37 ... Placed fifth for Illinois at the NCAA Championships with a personal best 6K time of 21:33.

2007 XC - Sophomore
Joined the team as a walk-on, finishing 37th at the Illini Challenge in her first race for the Orange and Blue.

High School
All-Conference in cross country four years ... Cross country regional champion in 2005 ... Captain of cross country team as a senior ... Was part of the 2003 Elite Eight and 2004 Final Four state soccer teams ... All-Conference in soccer in 2006 ... Four-year cross country and soccer letterwinner.

Personal
Daughter of John and Mary Boyle ... Born March 15, 1988 ... Has three siblings, Annie, Jack and Charlie ... Majoring in English ... Her dad most influenced her athletic career.

Boyle's Personal Bests
Track
Outdoor
10,000m: 34:41.20 - Stanford Invitational (3/25/11)
1,500m: 4:39.67 - Sun Angel Track Classic (4/11/09)
3,000m:10:05.68 - Sea Ray Relays (4/15/11)
5,000m: 16:34.59 - Drake Relays (4/30/11)

Indoor
3,000m: 9:37.35 - Big Ten Championships (2/27/10)
5,000m: 16:46.98 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/10)

Cross Country
4K - 14:50.54
5K - 17:32
6K - 21:00

Updated December 2011

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