Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Valerie Bobart
Valerie Bobart

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Northbrook, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook North

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
06/09/1995

I/O Eligibility:
FR/FR

AT ILLINOIS

2014 Track and Field

Outdoor: Competed unattached in the 3,000m at the Illinois Twilight.

Indoor: Competed unattached at the Orange & Blue Open and placed fourth in the 3,000m.

Cross Country

2014 XC - SOPHOMORE
Placed ninth for the Illini at Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 22:32.3 ... Finished fifth for the squad and 10th overall at the Illini Open with a 5K personal-best of 18:48.35 ... Placed sixth for the Illini at the Bradley Invite in 6K personal-best of 22:28.8 ... Was the fourth Illinois runner to complete the Roy Griak Invite ... Was the 10th Illini runner to finish at the Illinois State Invite ... Finished 12th overall and fifth for the squad the Illini Challenge, posting a time of 18:59.

2013 XC - FRESHMAN
Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge, where she placed 10th overall ... Competed at the Boilermaker Invitational and clocked a 6K time of 24:44 ... Shaved nearly a minute and a half off of her 6K time to run a personal-best 23:09 at the Bradley Classic ... Finished third for the squad at the Illini Open.

High School
Four-time All-Conference in both cross country and track ... Four-time state qualifier in cross country and two times in track ... Cross country team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... Track team MVP in 2011 and 2012.

Personal
Daughter of Glen and Christy Bobart ... Born on June 9, 1995 ... Has one brother, Quentin, and one sister, Cassie ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends and swimming ... Majoring in chemical engineering ... National Honor Society member ... Coordinated a blood drive at her high school.

Bobart's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 15:48 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
5K: 18:48.35 - Illini Open (10/24/14)
6K: 22:28.8 - Bradley Invite (10/17/14)

Track
Outdoor
3,000m: 10:30.99 - Illinois Twilight (4/12/14)

Indoor
3,000m: 10:37.67 - Orange & Blue Open (2/22/14)

Updated December 2014

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