Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Jamie Brusa
Jamie Brusa


Arlington Heights, Ill.

High School:
Buffalo Grove HS

XC - Middle Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Cross Country
2009 XC
Opened the season at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and placed first for the Illini and 11th overall with a 5K time of 18:22 ... Finished the Wisconsin Inter-Regional with a 5K time of 18:26 ... Came in fifth for the Illini at the Pre-National Invitational with a 6K time of 22:28.0 ... Had a time of 22:18 at the Big Ten Championships and finished in 56th place ... Finished 51st overall and fifth for the Illini with a personal-best 6K time of 22:07.4 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Came in 207th in her first appearance at the NCAA National Championships with a 6K time of 22:08.3 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2008 XC

2007 XC
Achieved a personal-best 5K time of 18:16.65 at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet, placing ninth overall ... Placed 48th in the Pre-Nationals open race with a 6K time of 22:37, placing fourth for the Illini.

2006 XC
Debuted at the Illini Open, finishing the 4K race in a time of 15:40 ... Finished eighth for Illinois at the Illini Challenge with a 5K time of 20:02.


2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the prelims of the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships ... Turned in a personal-best 1,500m time of 4:41.65 at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... Took second in the 800m at the Illinois Twilight with a personal-best time of 2:18.17 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran the 800m at the Big Ten Championships and placed 21st with a time of 2:16.53 ... Posted a personal-best 800m time of 2:15.97 at the Meyo Invitational ... Also ran the 800m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.

2009 Track and Field
Outdoor: Was fifth in the 800m at the Illinois Invitational (2:18.36) ... Ran the 1,500m at the Dave Rankin Invite.

Indoor: Did not compete.

2008 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirted.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships, running a personal-best time of 2:16.77 in preliminaries ... Timed 2:16.79 in the 800m at the ISU Classic ... Took fourth in the 800m at the Illinois Women's Invitational (2:19.95) ... Was fourth in the 600m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (1:38.98).

2007 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran season-best 2:18.31 in the 800m at the Kansas Relays.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran season-best 2:18.34 in the 800m in taking seventh at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational.

High School
Named 2005 and 2006 Buffalo Grove Athlete of the Year ... First Buffalo Grove female athlete to obtain 12 varsity letters ... Letterwinner in diving, gymnastics and track ... Track state qualifier in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Participated in Senior All-Star Meet in 2006 ... Received conference and sectional track medals in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Daughter of Ron and Linda Brusa ... Born October 29, 1987 ... Has one sister ... Her father most influenced her athletic career ... Majoring in integrative biology.

Brusa's Personal Bests:
Cross Country
5K: 18:16 - Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/14/07)
6K: 22:07 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (10/14/09)

800m: 2:18.17 - Illinois Twilight (4/30/10)
1,500m: 4:41.65 - Dave Rankin Invitational (4/17/10)

600m: 1:38.98 - Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (1/26/08)
800m: 2:15.97 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)

Updated July 2010