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Julia Otwell
Julia Otwell

RS Junior

Traverse City, Mich.

High School:



Spartans have Breakout Day One at Jesse Owens Classic

James, Otwell and Collier post individual wins and big personal records for MSU.


Spartan Track & Field Hits the Road in Weekend Slate

MSU to be represented at Mt. SAC, Larry Ellis and Jesse Owens this weekend.


SASS Academic Excellence Gala Celebrates MSU Student-Athletes

17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.


Track & Field Travels for Weekend Competition

Spartans set to compete at 2014 Tennessee Relays and Don Kleinow Invite at Siena Heights.


MSU Track & Field Shines at 2014 Spartan Invitational

11 individual wins highlight Michigan State's track & field showcase.

Collegiate Bests
• 1,500m - 4:31.04
• Mile - 4:56.93
• 3,000m - 9:44.79
• 5,000m - 16:50.96
• 10,000m - 35:12.18

Capital One Academic All-District Second Team
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Ran a time of 4:47.23 in the 1,500m at the Spartan Invitational ... Posted a season-best time of 4:45.99 in the 1,500m at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Ran a season-best time of 16:56.96 in the 5,000m at the GINA Relays ... Posted a season-best time of 35:12.18 in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
INDOOR: Finished third in the mile at the Notre Dame Invite in a time of 4:56.93.

Competed at the Big Ten Championships, posting a time of 17:34.07 in the 5,000m...Placed fourth in the 5,000m run in season-best time of 16:50 at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Finished fourth in the 1,500m run at the Spartan Invitational in a time of 4:30.80.
Competed at the Big Ten Championship, running a career-best time of 9:44.79 in the 3,000m ... Finished fourth in the mile at the Notre Dame Invite in a time of 4:56.93 ... Placed seventh in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational in a time of 10:06.40.

OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
Attended Traverse City Central where she was a four-year letterwinner in cross country, and three-time letterwinner in track and field for head coach Lisa Taylor ... Received all-conference, all-district all four seasons in cross country ... Named the 2009 Traverse City Record-Eagle Dream Team ... Listed on the 2009 and 2007 all-state teams ... Received all-state honors in 2010 in both the 1600m and the 3200m races ... In 2009, contributed to the 3200m-relay teams sixth place finish at states ... Finished fourth at states in the 3200m with a time of 10:49 ... Placed third in the 1600m with a time of 4:55 at the state race ... Member of the National Honor Society and student council ... Team finished first at the 2008 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 Cross Country Championships her junior year ... Member of the National Honors Society and student council.

Born December 12, 1991 to Robert and Laura Otwell ... Oldest sister, Clare, was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan with the cross country and track & field programs ... Older sister, Annie, attended Wisconsin where she ran on the Badgers' cross country and track & team ... Enrolled in MSU's Lyman Briggs College.


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