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Grace Watkins
2011-12 Women's Cross Country
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Hanover Park, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hoffman Estates
Grace Watkins

2012 (Cross country): Competed in six races for Valpo...recorded her best 5K time at the Horizon League Championships (20:55).

2011 (Cross country): Ran in five races for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... contributed to Valpo team score for first time in her career at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, covering the 6K course in 26:37.4.

2011 (Track and Field): Competed in distance during the indoor season … performed in the distance during the outdoor season … finished with a time of 11:10.26 in the 3,000 meter run during the indoor season … recorded a time of 20:01.60 in the 5,000 meter run in indoor competition … ran a time of 12:08.28 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Purdue Dan Rankin Invitational during outdoor competition … finished with a time of 5:02.89 in the 1,500 meter run in the indoor season … posted a time of 19:29.66 in the 5,000 meter run.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races for the Crusaders as a freshman … debuted at Crusader Open with 45th-place finish … cut over three minutes off her 5K time over the course of the season from her debut … ran a season-best 5K time of 21:06.83 at the Evansville Invitational … sliced over two minutes off her 6K time from first 6K of the year to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional … one of seven Crusaders to represent Valpo at the NCAA regional meet.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner in cross country … qualified for state meet in each of her two seasons … earned two letters in track and field … member of conference champion squad in 2010 and sectional champions in 2009 and 2010 … finished eighth at conference meet in 800m run … a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Grace is the daughter of Patrick and Megan Watkins … major is nursing … born August 9, 1992.

2011-12 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Eileen CarmignaniFr.Naperville, Ill.
Claire JohnsonSo.Eden Prairie, Minn.
Haley KerlinJr.Rensselaer, Ind.
Jessica RichardsonFr.Columbus, Ind.
Grace ShemwellSo.Clinton, Iowa
Grace WatkinsSo.Hanover Park, Ill.
Nicole ZehelSo.Wixom, Mich.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler