Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Illini to compete at LSU; Jesse Owens and Mt. SAC
Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU
Two Illini set school records on Friday
Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in five meets during the season ... Set a career best in the shot put at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a throw of 45-7 1/4 (13.90m), which ranks eighth best on the school records lists ... Also threw a personal-best in the discus at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a launch of 118-8 (36.18m).
Indoor: Set a season-best in the shot put at the Orange and Blue Open, placing sixth with a mark of 42-10 1/4 (13.06m) ... Won the shot put title at the Illini Open with a mark of 42-6 (12.95m) ... Recorded a season-best weight throw mark at the Orange and Blue Open, 44-2 (13.46m).
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Recorded the best weight throw for Illinois with a 46-11 (14.30m) at the Illini Open, also her personal-best ... Threw her personal-best in shot put with 42-5 ¼ (12.93m) at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Placed first in shot put at Illini Open ... Placed first in weight throw at Illini Open.
Owns personal-bests marks of 43-5 ½ in the shot put and 126-3 ½ in the discus ... Earned four varsity letters in track and field and three in basketball ... CIF Southern Section shot put champion in 2009 ... Named Ventura high school's Female Athlete of the Year.
Full name is Kristen Louise Wilson ... Born Aug. 27, 1992 ... Parents are Ralph Wilson and Ann Larson ... Has two brothers, JD and Nick and two sisters, Shelaine and Emma ... Hobbies include reading, playing sports, traveling and spending time with family and friends ... Biggest thrill in sports is winning and watching her team succeed ... Favorite athletes are her brother JD and Nick because they have always worked to hard to achieve their goals ... Majoring in human development and family studies.
Wilson's Personal Bests
Shot Put: 45-7 1/4 (13.90m) - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23/12)
Discus: 118-8 (36.18m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/30/12)
Shot Put: 42-10 1/4 (13.06m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Weight Throw: 46-11 (14.30m) - Illini Open (1/15/11)
Updated July 2012