Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.
MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.
Spartans travel to the site of the Big Ten Championships for weekend competition.
Members of the team to compete at Drake Relays, GINA Relays and Ashland this weekend.
Big Ten steeplechase leader wins first outdoor weekly laurel of her career.
2005 (Cross Country): Member of the cross country team, but did not compete due to mononucleosis.
2005 (Indoor/Outdoor): Recorded a second-place finish in the mile run (4:57.39) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... Was fifth in the mile with a time of 4:54.56 at the UM Intercollegiate ... Placed fifth in the championship one-mile run with a time of 4:56.58 at the Tyson Invite in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Finished second in the distance-medley relay, posting a time of 11:36.76, and placed eighth in the mile run 4:56.95 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Won the 1,500-meter run at the MSU Invitational with a 4:34.55 performance ... Finished 11th out of 18 runners with a time of 16:57.20 in the 5,000-meter run at the Drake Relays ... Crossed the finish line 11th in the 1500-meter run at the Big Ten Outdoors with a time of 4:35.50 ... Also ran in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Outdoors, running it in 17:42.85 to take 23rd.
2004 (Cross Country): Was a regular in the MSU lineup during her first season ... Finished ninth overall and third among MSU runners at the Spartan Invitational (21:57) ... Was 34th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a season-best time of 21:10.8 ... Finished 36th at the Big Ten Championships (22:24) ... Placed 54th at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:49) ... Was 94th at the Pre-NCAA meet (22:05.5) ... Competed at the NCAA Championships, finishing 157th with a time of 22:24.7.
High School: Four-year MVP and letterwinner and two-year captain in cross country and track ... Led team to Division III state championship in 2000 ... Individual state champion in cross country in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... Won four state championships in the 3200m (2001-04) and three in the 1600m (2001, 2003-04, runner-up in 2002) ... Set state cross country record as a freshman at the state finals ... Set state records in the 1600m as a freshman, junior and senior, and in the 3200m all four years of high school ... Personal best times of 4:53 in the mile and 10:51 in the 3200m Placed ninth at the Footlocker Midwest Regional Championship in 2002 ... Competed at the Adidas Outdoor Championships in 2004 in Raleigh, N.C., placing 13th in the two mile and 20th in the one mile ... Selected as a member of the Michigan team at the Midwest Meet of Champions in Delaware, Ohio in the 3200 ... Ranked eighth in her class.
Personal: Daughter of Roxanne and Jim Talsma and Ron and Carrie Bush ... A no-preference major ... Born April 4, 1986.
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