2013-14 Women's Track & Field
Cara Albert
Dezzarae Arce Distance
Elizabeth Bloy Distance
Malea Buck Sprints
Eileen Carmignani Distance
Ann Chapman Jumps
Kelli Cook Distance
Marissa Crafton Jumps
Sarah Drozdowski Throws
Kelley Freeman Jumps
Erica Funk Throws
Ashley Heisey Pole Vault
Brooke Hinstorff Jumps
Cleo Holt Sprints
Megan Howdeshell Throws
Claire Johnson Mid-Distance
Haley Just Sprints/Jumps
Heather Mende Sprints
Grace Nelson Distance
Sarah Peters Pole Vault
Rachel Petersen Throws
Jessica Richardson Distance
Sophia Robinson Distance
Hannah Schilling Distance
Grace Shemwell Mid-Distance
Maisley Strange Sprints
Lauren Sturgeon Distance
Victoria Tamburrino Distance
Jazmin Taylor Jumps
Grace Watkins Distance
Kelli Wosick Sprints
Nicole Zehel Distance
Full Roster
Grace Watkins

Grace Watkins

EVENTS Distance
YR. Sr./Sr./Sr.
HOMETOWN Hanover Park, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Hoffman Estates

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.