Caleb Rhynard and the Spartan women look to represent MSU on national stage.
No. 30 men and No. 15 women will compete in Saturday's championship field.
Spartans lead conference with 11th-straight team appearance.
2004: Finished ninth overall and third among MSU runners at the Spartan Invitational (21:57) ... Placed 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 (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 ... 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 ... Graduated eighth in class.
Personal: Daughter of Roxanne and Jim Talsma and Ron and Carrie Bush ... A no-preference major ... Born April 4, 1986.