Photos of the Illini women's track & field team competing at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite on March 27-28.
Cross Country 2014 XC - SOPHOMORE
Scored points for the Illini in six of the seven meets she has competed in this season ... Finished fourth on the team at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Was the Illini's top finisher at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 38th overall in a personal-best 6K time of 21:08.1 ... Finished second for the squad and fourth overall at the Illini Open ... Recorded a personal-best 6K time of 21:48.1 at the Bradley Invite, finishing 19th overall ... Was the third Illini finisher at the Roy Griak Invite ... Placed fifth for the team and 14th overall at the Illinois State Invite, registering a personal-best 5K time of 18:08 ... Finished 21st overall at the Illini Challenge.
2013 XC - FRESHMAN
Scored points for the Illini in five of the six meets she competed in ... Was one of two freshmen to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she finished fourth for the squad with a personal-best 6K time of 21:54 ... Finished fourth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked a 22:23 at the Pre-National Invitational to finish fourth for the squad ... Placed 38th overall and fifth for the Illini at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge, where she placed 13th overall.
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Competed unattached in the 3,000m at the Illinois Twilight and placed eighth.
Indoor: Competed unattached at the Orange & Blue Open and placed third in the 3,000m.
High School Three-time All-State in cross country ... Four-time state qualifier in cross country ... Three-time state qualifier in track ... Team captain of cross country and track teams.
Personal Daughter of Mark and Amy Winter ... Born November 8, 1994 ... Has two brothers, Steven and Nick ... Hobbies include reading, swimming, journaling, biking, and music ... Majoring in biology ... Graduated with high honors.
Winter's Personal Bests Cross Country
4K: 15:58 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
5K: 18:08 - Illinois State Invite (9/12/14)
6K: 21:08.1 - Big Ten Championships (11/2/14)