Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Colette  Falsey
Colette Falsey

RS Junior

Schaumburg, Ill.

High School:

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


Richartz Wins Big Ten Pole Vault Title on Day 1

Two Illini set school records on Friday


Illini Head to Ohio for Spire Invitational

Spire will also host Big Ten Indoor Championships


Many Set Personal Bests at IU Relays

Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday


Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite

Photos of the Illini women's track & field team competing at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite on March 27-28.


Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from the Illini Classic at the UI Armory


Orange and Blue Preview

Illinois placed second at the Orange and Blue Preview with Meghan Frigo finishing first with a time of 21:27.


Cross Country
2014 XC-RS Junior
Was one of the top three finishers for the Illini at all but one meet ... Finished third on the team and 59th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Finished sixth for the Orange and Blue at the Big Ten Championships ... Was named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week after winning the Illini Open ... Earned her second collegiate win at the Illini Open, finishing in a time of 17:44.47 ... Recorded a 6K personal-best of 21:39.1 at the Bradley Invite, finishing second for the Illini and 15th overall ... Finished second for the Illini and third overall at the Illinois State Invite in a 5K personal-best of 17:37 ... Was the third Illini runner to cross the line at the Illini Challenge, finishing sixth overall.

2013 XC-Junior
Redshirt season

2012 XC-Sophomore
Finished first overall and lead the Illini at the Illinois Open, setting a new 5K personal best time of 18:46 ... Was part of the squad which ran at Bradley Classic, finishing with a 6K time of 23:33 ... Crossed the line second on the team and seventh overall at the Hoosier Invitational, with a 5K time of 19:23.

2011 XC - Freshman
Finished third for the Illini and 102nd overall with a 6K time of 23:08.60 at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Earned points for the Illini after placing third for the squad and 80th overall at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 22:21 ... Made Illini debut at the Illini Challenge by pacing the Orange and Blue, with a 4K time of 15:25 ... Scored points for the Illini, finishing fourth at the Bradley Open and recorded a three-mile time of 17:23 ... Came in fifth for the Illini and 15th overall at the Orange and Blue Preview with a 6K time of 22:13 ... Competed at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a 5K time of 18:59 ... Came in sixth for the Illini at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a 6K time of 23:08.


2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m at the ASU Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed third in the mile at the Illini Classic with a personal-best time of 4:57.40 ... Placed third in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirt season.

Indoor: Set lifetime bests in the mile and 3,000m ... Part of Big Ten Championships squad, running the 3K in a time of 9:50.63 ... Finished the mile with a time of 5:02.81 at the Illini Classic to win the event.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a personal-record in her first race of the season at the EIU Big Blue Classic, clocking a time of 4:36.89 and finishing ninth ... Also competed in the 800m in one race.

Indoor: Participated in the 800m and mile ... Placed fifth at the Illini Open in the 800m, finishing with a time of 2:22.37 ... Set a personal-best time in the mile at the Illini Classic, with a time of 5:05.16 and placed fifth in the event.

High School
Was a three-time All-Conference selection in cross country ... Helped team win the IHSA Class 3A state cross country title in 2011 ... Was a part of the state champion 4x800m relay team as a junior ... Earned All-State honors in the 800m in 2010.

Daughter of Julie Falsey ... Born September 19, 1992... Has three brothers and two sisters ... Hobbies include traveling, watching movies and spending time with family and friends ... Was a National Honor Society Member and was on the honor roll all four years.

Falsey's Personal Bests
Cross Country
3 Mile: 17:23 - Bradley Open (9/9/11)
4K: 15:25 - Illini Challenge (9/2/11)
5K: 17:37 - Illinois State Invite (9/12/14)
6K: 21:23.3 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/14/14)

Track and Field
800m: 2:22.37 - Illini Open (1/14/12)
Mile: 4:57.40 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
3,000m: 9:50.63 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)

800m: 2:28.21 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
1,500m: 4:36.89 - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/29/12)

Updated December 2014