Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Kristin Sutherland
Kristin Sutherland

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg HS

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
11/22/1989

I/O Eligibility:
JR/JR

AT ILLINOIS

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the 5,000m at two meets, but was hampered by a hip injury for most of the outdoor season ... Ran at the Sun Angel Classic (17:21.55) and at the Drake Relays (17:18.43).

Indoor: Scored for the Illini in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships, placing sixth with a personal-best time of 9:34.07 ... Just missed scoring in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a ninth-place finish ... Placed third in the 5,000m at Meyo Invitational (16:43.68) and took sixth in the 3,000m at Tyson Invitational (9:44.82).

2009 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, placing 15th (17:19.96) ... Ran the 5,000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (17:14.46) ... Timed a personal-best 16:43.47 in the 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays, placing eighth in the university heat ... Opened the outdoor season by running the 1,500m at the Sun Angel Track Classic (4:45.72).

Indoor: Scored in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships, timing 16:42.00 to place eighth and run a NCAA provisional qualifying time ... Was runner-up in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational (16:55.38) ... Took eighth in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic with a performance of 9:43.97.

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Cross Country

  • 2009 first-team All-Big Ten
  • Two-time All-Region runner
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten Runner of the Week (9/23/08)
  • Fifth fastest 6K time in Illinois history
2010 XC - Junior
Battled a hip injury all season ... Made season debut at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing fourth for the Illini and 84th overall with a 6K time of 21:47.9 ... Placed fifth for the Illini at Pre-Nationals and 170th overall with a 6K time of 22:25.4 ... Placed fifth for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:48.8 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2009 XC - Sophomore
First team All-Big Ten ... Finished second for the Illini and 41st overall at the NCAA National Championships with a 6K time of 20:45.9, missing All-America honors by one spot ... Placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, running the 6K race in a time of 20:44.1 to earn All-Region honors for the second consecutive year ... Took seventh at the Big Ten Championships to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors with a personal-best 6K time of 20:41 ... Finished second for the Illini and an impressive seventh overall at the Pre-National Invitational, running the 6K race in a time of 20:50 ... Debuted at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional and had a personal-best 5K time of 17:22 to place second for the Illini and sixth overall at the meet ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2008 XC - Freshman
Placed first overall in her collegiate debut, and led her team to a first-place finish, at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Placed second for the Illini at the Notre Dame Invitational with a personal-best 5K time of 17:26 ... Finished third for Illinois at the Pre-Nationals meet with a 6K time of 21:04 ... Placed third for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships and 19th overall with a 6K time of 21:31 ... Finished fourth for the Orange and Blue and 17th overall at Midwest Regionals with a 6K time of 21:29 to earn All-Region honors ... Placed third for the Illini at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:17.

High School
Gatorade Illinois Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... Won the state 3A cross country title in 2007 after placing second in 2006 ... Won the state 3,200m title as a senior, her only season participating in track and field ... Carl Sandburg High School school record in the 3,200m ... Became school's only female athlete to have won two individual state championships (cross country and track and field) in one school year ... Achieved All-State, All-Sectional and All-Regional honors for cross country in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Awarded All-Conference for cross country for four seasons ... Named All-State, All-Sectional and All-Conference for track and field in 2008 ... Honored as Carl Sandburg's Most Outstanding Female Athlete in the 2007-2008 school year ... Earned three varsity letters in cross country and one in track and field.

Personal
Daughter of Al and Nancy Sutherland ... Born Nov. 22, 1989 ... Has one sister, Kelsey ... Biggest thrill in sports came when she won state in both cross country and track her senior year ... Her mom has had the most influence on her athletic career because she signed her up for cross country camp and has supported her throughout her entire athletic career ... High school coach was Christina Soldan ... Graduated in the top two percent of her class ... Majoring in business.

Sutherland's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5K: 17:22 - Wisconsin Inter-Regional (10/3/09)
6K: 20:41 - Big Ten Championships (11/1/09)
Track
Outdoor
1,500m: 4:45.72 - Sun Angel Track Classic (4/11/09)
5,000m: 16:43.47 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/17/09)

Indoor
3,000m: 9:34.07 - Big Ten Championships (2/27/10)
5,000m: 16:42.00 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/09)

Updated March 2011

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