Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Michelle Stratton
Michelle Stratton

RS Junior

Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Paul, Weinstein Receive Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor


Squads Head to Three Different Meets This Weekend

Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU


Many Set Personal Bests at IU Relays

Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday


Small Group to Compete at Indiana Relays

Fifteen Orange and Blue athletes will travel to Bloomigton


Illini Travel to Normal for Illinois Intercollegiate Championships

Many Illini runners will open up their season on Friday


Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from the Illini Classic at the UI Armory


Cross Country
2012 XC - RS Junior
Did not compete.

2011 XC - Sophomore
Placed third for the Orange and Blue and 17th overall with a 5K time of 19:36 at the Illini Open ... Finished 12th for the Illini and 207th overall at the Sean Earl Lakefront Challenge with a 5K time of 20:16 ... Ran unattached but finished 137th overall with a 6K time of 24:00 at the Bradley Classic.

2010 XC - RS Freshman
Made Illini debut at the Illini Challenge, placing third for the Illini and eighth overall ... Placed eighth overall at the Sycamore Pride Invitational ... Placed 13th for Illinois at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Placed 11th for the team and 54th overall at the Illini Open.

2009 XC - Freshman
Redshirted the 2009 season.


2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a career-best 5,000m time of 18:16.49 at the Bill Cornell Classic.

Indoor: Placed sixth at the Illini Classic ... Set a personal best 3,000m time of 10:49.60 at the Bill Cornell Classic.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Did not compete.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the 5,000m at the Stan Lyons Invitational (19:33.74).

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Ran the 800m, mile, and 3,000m at three separate meets ... Clocked a 5:19.75 in the mile at the SASF Invitational ... Turned in a time of 11:06.32 in the 3,000m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.

High School
All-State in cross country and track in 2008 ... All-conference in cross country from 2005 to 2008 ... State qualifier from 2005 to 2008 in cross country ... State qualifier in track and field in 2008 and 2009 ... Sectional champion in the 1,600m in 2008 and 2009 ... Member of the 2005 State Champions cross country team ... Placed ninth in state in cross country in 2006 ... Earned third place at the state cross country meet in 2007 ... Finished fourth in the state cross country meet in 2008 ... Member of the fourth-place finishing Nike Team Nationals' squad in 2005.

Daughter of Gary and Christine Stratton ... Born July 22, 1991 ... Has one brother, Jeff, and one sister, Katie ... Her biggest thrill in sports came from being a member of the fourth-place finishing Nike Team Nationals' squad ... Her parents have most influenced her athletic career because they have opened her eyes to a variety of sports from a young age and were her number one supporters who have always encouraged her ... High school coach was Dan Iverson ... Majoring in kinesiology.

Stratton's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 15:37 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)
5K: 19:23.1 - Sycamore Pride Invitational (9/10/10)
6K: 24:00 - Bradley Classic (10/14/11)

5,000m: 18:16.49 - Bill Cornell Classic (3/30/13)

Mile: 5:19.75 - SASF Invitational (1/16/10)
3,000m: 10:49.60 - Indiana Relays (1/25/13)

Updated August 2013