Director of cross country/track & field Walt Drenth discusses what he expects out of the returning Spartans.
2012: Ran unattached at the Spartan Invitational, claiming first place with a time of 21:10...Finished fourth at the Louisville Classic with a time of 16:57.13...Competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 20th with a personal-best 6k time of 20:05...Won the Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:12.40...Placed third at the Great Lakes Regional, posting a time of 20:12...Competed at the NCAA Championships, finishing 53rd with a time of 20:24.20...Named Big Ten Athlete of the Year...Selected first-team All-Conference...Earned first-team All-Region honors.
2011: Placed seventh at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 20:53... Ran the Roy Griak Inviational in a time of 21:20.1 ... Finished 49th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 20:54.0 ... Placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 20:35 ... Finished fourth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional clocking in a time of 20:37.3 ... Placed 34th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 20:38 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Second-Team All-Big Ten.
2010: Finished in sixth place at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 21:06 ... Competed in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and ran a time of 20:58.4 ... Clocked in a time of 23:00.0 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... Raced at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a time of 21:23.5 ... Registered a time of 22:30.74 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
High School: Attended Livonia Churchill where she was a letterwinner in both cross country and track & field for head coach Patrick Daugherty ... Earned all-city, all-division, all-conference and all-region honors all four seasons in both cross country and track & field ... Placed seventh in the seeded race of the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional with a time 18:15, qualifying for the Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals in San Diego, Calif. ... Ran a school-record time of 17:25 and placed third her senior year at the state cross country finals, earning all-state honors ... Earned all-state honors as a junior when she turned in a time of 17:53 for seventh place at the state cross country championships ... Saw team place first at the state championships her freshman year ... Posted a freshman record time of 18:27 for 18th place at the state championships, earning all-state honors ... Team captain of both the cross country and track & field teams her junior and senior years ... Ran a season-best time of 2:16.93 in the 800m at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals, placing 20th overall ... Recorded a personal best of 4:46.45 in the 1600m at Midwest Meet of Champions to place second ... Posted a career-best of 2:15.87 in the 800m at 2010 state championships, placing ninth and earning all-state honors ... Member of the student council as well serving as a class officer.
Personal: Born August 30, 1992 ... Daughter of Michael and Anna Kroll ... Plans on majoring in special education - learning disabilities.