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    Colette Falsey
    Colette Falsey

    Schaumburg, Ill.

    High School:

    XC - Distance


    I/O Eligibility:


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    Cross Country
    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.


    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: 18:46 - Illinois Open (10/19/12)
    6K: 22:09 - Orange and Blue Preview (9/16/11)

    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 March 2014

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