Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Theresa Brokaw
Theresa Brokaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stronghurst, Ill.

High School:
West Central HS

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
06/19/1988

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

Cross Country
2009 XC - Senior
Made her season debut at the Pre-National Invitational and clocked a time of 24:09.1 for the 6K race ... Placed fifth at the Illini Open with a 5K time of 18:59 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, running the 6K race in a time of 22:37 ... Finished 192nd at last year's NCAA Championships and 153rd in 2007.

2008 XC - Junior
Ran a personal best 5K time of 17:39 in her season debut at the Notre Dame Invitational...Raced at the Pre-Nationals meet with a 6K time of 22:01, finishing sixth for Illinois...Placed 33rd overall and fourth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships...Finished sixth for Illinois at the Midwest Regional Championships...Placed sixth for Illinois at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:55.

2007 XC - Sophomore
Achieved a personal best at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 21:18, placing 42nd overall and helping the Illini finish fourth overall...Ran a personal-best 5K time of 17:58 at the Notre Dame Invitational... Clocked a 21:57 at the NCAA Championships placing 153rd overall and fifth for the Orange and Blue ... Placed 32nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 21:20, placing fifth for the Illini... Placed in the top seven for Illinois in every race.

2006 XC - Freshman
Debuted at the Illini Challenge, placing third for the Illini with a time of 18:38...Placed 31st overall at the Brissman-Lundeen Invite with a 23:15...Ran a 5K personal-best time of 18:23 in the JV Women's race at the Notre Dame Invitational...Clocked a 6K personal-best time of 22:15 at Pre-Nationals, finishing seventh for the Illini.

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2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran a personal-best of 36.41.80 in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships and placed 20th ... Posted runner-up finishes in the 3,000m at the Illinois Twilight and in the 5,000m at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Timed a personal-best of 10:06.63 in the 3,000m at the Sea Ray Relays and finished fourth.

Indoor: Ran a personal-best of 10:03.32 in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 17th ... Also ran the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational and the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Did not compete due to injury.

Indoor: Placed first in the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (5:08.43) ... Took 10th at the Meyo Invitational in the 5,000m (17:41.09).

2008 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in both the 5,000m (17:49.68, 21st) and 10,000m (37:05.42, 13th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 3,000m at the Illinois Twilight (10:15.24) ... Was fifth in the 5,000m at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a personal-best time of 17:35.39.

Indoor: Redshirted.

2007 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 1500m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran personal-best 4:33.68 in the 1500m in taking fourth at the California Collegiate Challenge ... Also took second at the Kansas Relays in the 1500m.

Indoor: Competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran personal-best 5:00.58 in the mile at both the Indiana Team Classic (1/20/07) and the Meyo Invitational (2/3/07) ... Won the mile at the Illinois Invitational.

High School
2005 All-Hawkeye Runner of the Year ... All-State honoree in cross country in 2002, 2004 and 2005 ... All-State in track from 2003-2005 ... Four-year cross country and track letterwinner.

Personal
Daughter of Patrick and Brenda Brokaw ... Born June 19, 1988 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Her dad most influenced her athletic career.

Brokaw's Personal Bests
Outdoor
1,500m: 4:33.68 - California Collegiate Challenge (4/28/07)
3,000m: 10:06.63 - SeaRay Relays (4/10/10)
5,000m: 17:33.74 - Stan Lyons Invite (4/24/10)
10,000m: 36.41.80 - Big Ten Championships (5/14/10)

Indoor
Mile: 5:00.58 - Meyo Invitational (2/3/07)
3,000m: 10:03.32 - Big Ten Championships (2/27/10)
5,000m: 17:41.09 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/09)

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