2018-19 Women's Track & Field
Nicole Berneche Distance
Nellie Bonham Throws
Sydney Bronner Jumps
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Emma Chelsvig Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Sierra Fischer Sprints
Katherine Germann Mid-Distance
Maria Greer Throws
Kayla Horne Sprints
Jordan Houlihan Sprints
Taylor Justison Mid-Distance
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Shannon Lahey Sprints/Jumps
Celia McGhiey Mid-Distance
Sarah Messerschmidt Distance
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Kate Mitchell Mid-Distance
Anne Mou Jumps
Peyton Nash Distance
Kathleen Neal Distance
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Julia Rustmann Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Carli Sowonik Pole Vault
Aaliyah Strickland Sprints
Full Roster
Alaina Carpenter

Alaina Carpenter

Events Distance
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Grandville, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Grandville

2022 (Track & Field): Set a personal best in the outdoor 1,500 at 5:05.60 in the Big Blue Classic... Achieved a PR of 19:04.24 in the outdoor 5,000 at the Gibson Invitational.

2021 (Cross Country): Finished third on the team with a time of 19:49.3 in the Valparaiso Winrow Open’s 5K on Sept. 3... Crossed the finish in 23:45.5 at the Illinois State Invite’s 6K on Sept. 17... Was the third Beacon to finish the Bradley Pink Classic’s 6K at 24:22.2 on Oct. 15... Stopped the clock in 24:23.0 in the 6K at the MVC Championship on Oct. 29... Closed the season with a 6K time of 24:09.2 on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

2021 (Track & Field): Had the team’s best indoor 3000-meter run of the season at 10:48.84 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet… Posted her season-best outdoor 1500 time of 5:05.60 on April 9 at the Big Blue Classic… Turned in her season-best outdoor 5000 time of 19:04.24 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Led the team at the MVC Cross Country Championship on March 3 at Evansville with a time of 19:18.2.

2020 (Track): Began her season with a 10:54.70 time in the 3000-meter run on Jan. 17 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic in Allendale, Mich… Finished ninth in the mile on Jan. 25 at the John Gartland Invitational… Authored a seventh-place finish in the mile on Feb. 8 at the University of Chicago’s Windy City Rumble, finishing with at a career-best 5:23.93… Recorded a PR in the 3000 on March 1 at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:43.06.

2019 (Cross Country): In her first cross country season, was second on the team in both the 5K and 6K… In her first collegiate cross country race, ran a 19:47.4 at the Crusader Open on Sept. 6…. Set new personal records in the following two 5Ks, including her career-best 19:10.42, which she recorded in Notre Dame on Oct. 4 at the Joe Piane Invite… Ran her best 6K on Oct. 18, recording a mark of 22:39.7 at the Bradley Pink Classic… Led her team in the MVC Championship on Nov. 2 in Valparaiso, finishing in 26th place with a time of 19:19.6. Also finished first on the team in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 15, completing the 6K in 23:01.0. 

2019 (Track): Recorded personal best and team second-best time in the indoor mile (5:34.80) on Feb. 2 at the Fred Wilt open and finished ninth… Ran her best indoor 800-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships on Feb. 23 with a time of 2:28.22… Ran anchor in the indoor 4x400-meter relay on Jan. 25 at the GVSU Open, a squad that gave Valpo its second-best time of the season (4:25.07)... Did not compete during the outdoor season.