2009-10 Women's Track & Field
Jorie Ballun Distance
Whitney Bowman Distance
Alyssa Bradford Distance
Sara Christensen Distance
Kara Connelly Jumps
Rachel DeFrank Throws
Lindsey Gilman Distance
Haley Kerlin Distance
Natalie McCorriston Throws
Gianna Mirabelli Jumps
Danisha Nunn Sprints
Alexandra Olson Distance
Windy Santa Cruz Distance
Emily Thompson Distance
Ini Umana Throws
Full Roster
Jorie Ballun

Jorie Ballun

Events Distance
Yr. Jr./Jr./So.
Hometown Oswego, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Oswego

2010 (Track and Field): Paced Valpo in the 400m dash in both the indoor (1:08.04) and outdoor seasons (1:07.24) … marked a personal-best of 30.37 seconds in the 200m dash at the Horizon League Indoor Championships … posted Valpo’s top time in the 400m hurdles (1:12.72) and as a part of the 4x400m relay (4:23.80) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2009 (Track and Field): Posted top time indoors in the 800m run of 2:39.08 ... did not see action during outdoor season ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.

2008 (Cross Country): Competed in three races for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... kicked off season at Crusader Open ... ran best 5K time of her career at Evansville Invitational, crossing line in 21:55.43 ... also ran for Valpo at Horizon League Championships ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both the fall and spring semesters. 

2008 (Track and Field): Competed in sprints and middle distance events as a freshman for Valpo ... third-fastest Crusader in the 400m dash both indoors (1:07.12, HL Championships) and outdoors (1:08.01, Ted Haydon Invitational) ... also registered the fourth-best time in Valpo history in the 600m run during indoor season (1:55.67, Findlay Classic).

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in two races for the Crusaders as a freshman ... debuted at Crusader Invitational, running the 5K in 23:16 ... cut 38 seconds off of 5K time at Boston College Open, crossing line in 22:38.

Prep: Did not run cross country for the Panthers ... earned four letters in track and field and two in volleyball ... captain of track team as a senior ... a member of sectional champion track squad as a freshman ... earned All-Conference honors in the 300m low hurdles as a junior ... received All-Conference Academic Award in 2006 as well ... part of Panther volleyball team which won regional championship in 2005 ... named to All-Conference team as a middle hitter in 2006 ... Executive Board member of Oswego's National Honor Society ... also a member of the National Art Honor Society.

Personal: Jorie is the daughter of John and Jayne Ballun ... major is mechanical engineering ... has been named to the Dean’s List and received Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born June 25, 1989.