Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Placed ninth in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships with the sixth-best mark in school history (14.59m) ... Placed fifth in the shot put at the Illinois Twilight ... Placed sixth in the shot put at both the Tiger Track Classic and Billy Hayes Invitational.
Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships and threw a season-best mark of 13.76m ... Placed second in the shot put at both the Illini Open and Orange & Blue Open.
2013 Track and FieldIndoor: Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships and threw a personal-best mark of 4.16m, the seventh-best mark in school history ... Placed second in the shot put at both the Illini Open and Indiana Relays.
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 Outdoor
Shot Put: 47-10 ½ (14.59m) - Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)
Discus: 118-8 (36.18m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/30/12)
Hammer throw: 140-4 (42.78m) - Arizona State Invitational (3/29/14)
Shot Put: 46-5 1/2 (14.16m) - Big Ten Championships (2/22/13)
Weight Throw: 46-11 (14.30m) - Illini Open (1/15/11)