Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Chantelle Groenewoud
Chantelle Groenewoud

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
N. Vancouver, B.C.

High School:
Handsworth Secondary HS

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
03/03/1989

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

10/27/2011

Illini Welcome Teams to Big Ten Championships

Illinois to host conference meet

AT ILLINOIS

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Drake Relays...Placed fourth in the 1,500m at the Polytan Invitational...Was the lead-off runner in the 4x1600m relay at the Drake Relays, placing fourth...Received her personal-best in the 1,500m at the Sea Ray Relays with 4:30.43.

Indoor: Recorded the fastest 3,000m time for Illinois with a 9:31.49 at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Had two second place finishes in the mile at the Illini Classic and Meyo Invitational (unseeded).

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 3,000m steeplechase ... Scored in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships with a fourth-place finish and time of 10:23.39 ... Also ran the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 18th ... Placed fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase and ran a personal-best time of 4:34.41 in the 1,500m at the Drake Relays ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran in the prelims of the mile at the Big Ten Championships ... Turned in a season-best time of 4:56.37 in the mile and 9:50.64 in the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational.

2009 Track and Field:
Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second straight year ... Ran a personal-best 10:17.37 in the steeplechase semifinal at NCAA's, missing the final by one place and improving on her steeplechase performance at the 2008 national meet by 31 seconds ... That time also ranks her as the second-fastest steeplechase performer in school history ... Was fourth in the steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (10:33.84)... Placed fourth in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (10:19.30) ... Also competed in the 5,000m at Big Ten's, timing a personal-best 16:55.38 and placing 14th ... Took ninth in the steeplechase in the Olympic Development heat at the Mt. SAC relays (10:44.58) ... Member of 4x1,600m relay that was seventh at the Drake Relays ... Opened up the outdoor season by running the 1,500m at the Sun Angel Track Classic (4:35.19) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Scored in the mile at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, placing seventh with a personal-best time of 4:50.70 ... Timed 4:52.20 in the mile in Big Ten prelims ... Also anchored the distance medley relay to eighth place at the Big Ten Championships ... Was 15th in the mile at the Meyo Invitational ... Ran a personal-best 9:43.95 in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic to take seventh and anchored the distance medley relay to a sixth-place finish.

2008 Track and Field:
Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (10:48.38) ... Finished runner-up in the steeplechase to teammate Danelle Woods at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, running season-best time of 10:35.88 ... Placed ninth in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Was runner-up in the steeplechase at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (10:40.06).

Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m (9:57.12) and 5,000m at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Won the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Competed in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational, running 10:06.21.

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Cross Country

  • 2009 second-team All-Big Ten
  • Two-time All-Region runner
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten
  • Eighth fastest 6K time in Illinois history
2010 XC - Senior: Lead the Illini in three of the four she ran this season ... Made season debut at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing first for the Illini and 27th overall with a personal-best 6K time of 20:50.4 ... Led the Illini for a second time at Pre-Nationals, posting a 21:11.7, which was 25 seconds faster than her time at the 2009 Pre-Nationals ... Led the Illini and finished 24th overall at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 20:58.4 ... Overcame a fall to finish 26th overall and second for the team at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, running 20:54.92 ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2009 XC - Junior: Finished fourth for Illinois and 155th overall at the NCAA National Championships with a 6K time of 21:41.8 ... Came in fourth for the Orange and Blue and 23rd overall at the NCAA Midwest Championships with a 6K time of 21:34.2 ... Earned All-Region honors for the second year in a row for her top-25 finish at Regionals ... Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors at the Big Ten Championships by finishing in 13th-place with a personal-best 6K time of 21:02 ... Came in fourth for the Illini and 46th overall at the Pre-National Invitational, running the 6K race in a time of 21:36 ... Finished the Wisconsin Inter-Regional in fourth place for the Illini with a 5K time of 17:43 ... Placed second for the Orange and Blue and eighth overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invite with a 6K time of 22:05 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2008 XC - Sophomore: Made her season debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing with a personal-best 5K time of 17:40 ... Placed fourth for the Illini at the Pre-Nationals meet with a 6K time of 21:33 ... Finished fifth for Illinois at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 21:59 ... Finished third for the Orange and Blue and 15th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships to earn All-Region honors ... Clocked a season-best 6K time of 21:23 at the NCAA Championships, placing fourth for the Illini ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 XC - Freshman: Clocked a season-best 6K time of 21:14 at the Big Ten Championships, placing 39th overall and sixth for the Illini ... Placed 36th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a time of 21:26 ... Helped the Illini place sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 22:05 and a sixth-place finish for the Orange and Blue ... Finished fourth overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet to start the season with a 5K time of 17:56 ... Placed in the top seven for Illinois in each race ran.

High School
Named Athlete of the Year for Handsworth High School in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Was a part of the British Columbia Cross Country team that placed third at Nationals in 2006 ... Member of the 4x400m relay championship team at the 2006 British Columbia Summer Games ... Participated in cross country, track, soccer and snowboarding.

Personal
Daughter of Jim and Ankie Groenewoud ... Born March 3, 1989 ... Biggest thrill in sports was placing 15th at Nationals ... Says her three high school coaches influenced her to not only be a good runner, but a good teammate and person as well ... Enrolled in kinesiology.

Groenewoud's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5K: 17:40 - Notre Dame Invitational (10/3/08)
6K: 20:50.4 - Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2/10)

Track
Outdoor
1,500m: 4:30.43 - Sea Ray Relays (4/15/11)
5,000m: 16:55.38 - Big Ten Championships (5/17/09)
3,000m Steeplechase: 10:17.37 - NCAA Championships (6/10/09)

Indoor
Mile: 4:50.70 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/09)
3,000m: 9:31.49 - Big Ten Championships (2/26/11)
5,000m: 17:35.87 - Big Ten Championships (3/2/08)

Updated December 2011

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