Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Kelsey Seiler
Kelsey Seiler


Sleepy Hollow, Ill.

High School:
Dundee Crown HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Illinois Wins Intercollegiate Title

Twelve Orange and Blue runners set personal-bests


Brooks Highlights Tom Botts Invitational for Illini

Junior collected three runner-up performances


Orange and Blue Set for Tom Botts Invitational

Meet to be held at Audrey J. Walton Stadium on Saturday


Illini Wrap Up Competition at EIU Big Blue Classic

Three Illini set meet records on final day


Cross Country
2012 XC - Senior
Finished 12th for the Illini and 46th overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, running a 5K time of 19:13.

2010 XC - Sophomore
Made season debut at the Illini Challenge, beating her previous personal-best 4k time by 21 seconds and placing sixth overall ... Finished 10th for the Illini at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Placed second for the team and 33rd overall with a personal-best 6K performance at the Bradley Classic ... Ran a personal best and finished sixth for the team at the Illini Open.

2009 XC - Freshman
Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge and finished the 4K race in a time of 15:47.40 ... Placed second for the Illini and 11th overall with a 5K time of 19:29 at the Bradley Open ... Finished in fifth for the Orange and Blue at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a 5K time of 19:09 ... Clocked a time of 23:53 to place fourth for the Illini at the Bradley Classic ... Had a personal-best 5K time of 18:54 at the Illini Open to finish in fourth.


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in three meets, running the 1,500m and 3,000m ... Set personal-bests in the 1,500m at the Purdue Open with a time of 4:44.40 ... Clocked a time of 10:30.09 in the 3,000m at the Tom Botts Invitational, a new personal-best to finish fourth.

Indoor: Set a career-best mile time of 5:17.66 at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Finished sixth at the Illini Open in the 3,000m ... Also ran the 1,500m.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at four meets and posted a personal-best time of 4:48.41 at the Dave Rankin Invite ... Came in eighth in the 1,500m at the Illinois Twilight (4:51.66) ... Also ran the event at the Stan Lyon Invite (4:52.07) and the Mike Poehlein Invite (4:57.66).

Indoor: Placed second in the 3,000m with a personal best at the Illinois Intercollegiate (10:37.28) ... Finished sixth in the 3,000m at the EIU Friday Night Special (10:38.07) ... Ran a personal best in the mile at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (5:23.74) .. Also ran the mile at the SASF Invitational (5:28.02).

High School
State qualifier in cross country in 2007 and 2008 ... Qualified for state in track and field in 2008 ... All-conference in cross country in 2007 and 2008 ... Earned nine varsity letters.

Daughter of Jeff and Sally Seiler ... Born August 17, 1991 ... Has two siblings, Mackenzie and Alaina ... Her biggest thrill in sports comes from being able to compete against others and being in a competitive environment with a team ... Her high school cross country coach, Tom Smith, most influenced her athletic career due to his love for the sport and the passion he had for his team ... High school coach was Tom Smith ... Undecided major.

Seiler's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 15:26 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)
5K: 18:44 - Illini Open (10/22/10)
6K: 22:27 - Bradley Classic (10/15/10)

1,500m: 4:44.40 - Purdue Open Invite (4/27/12)
3,000m: 10:30.09 - Tom Botts Invite (4/14/12)

Mile: 5:17.68 - EIU Friday Night Special (2/17/12)
3,000m: 10:36.87- Illinois Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)

Updated November 2012