2020-21 Women's Track & Field
Grace Aurand Distance
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Danielle Durak Distance
Tori Gerhardt Throws
Tyler Howard Sprints
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Kaitlynn Leady Distance
Lena Luebbering Throws
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Devyn Miller Throws
Kathleen Neal Distance
Joely Overstreet Distance
Sarah Padilla Distance
Mackenzie Patten Throws
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Ellie Roeglin Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Ally Thaxton Distance
Peyton Weber Hurdles/Jumps
Juel Wiseman Throws
Nyssa Zuehls Pole Vault
Full Roster
Joely Overstreet

Joely Overstreet

Events Distance
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Genoa, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Genoa-Kingston

2022 (Track & Field): Had the team’s top 5,000 time of the season at 19:17.52... Notched a personal best in the indoor mile on Feb. 19 at the ISU Open with a time of 5:28.69... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2021 (Cross Country): Finished second on the team with a 19:47.1 in the 5K to open the season at the Valparaiso Winrow Open... Finished the 6K in 24:10.4 at the Illinois State Invite on Sept. 17... Completed the 5K in 19:36.3 at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 1 to rank second on the team... Finished the Bradley Pink Classic 6K in 24:40.5 on Oct. 15... Crossed the 6K finish in 24:56.4 at the MVC Championship on Oct. 29... Was third on the squad with a 6K time of 23:56.8 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12.

2021 (Track & Field): Had the team’s second-best indoor 3000 mark of the year with a 10:54.66 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet… Competed in the outdoor 1500 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational and turned in a 4:57.40… Had her best outdoor 5000 of the season on March 19 at the SIU Bill Cornell Invite, a 19:08.15… Was the only runner on the team to compete in the outdoor 10,000, turning in a season-best 39:51.08 on May 14 at the MVC Championships… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Competed in the MVC Championship on March 3 at Evansville and had a 20:23.1 time that was fourth on the team.

Prep (Athletic): Had four years of varsity cross country and track & field experience while also running with the Aurora Flyers track team for two years… was a 2020 indoor state qualifier in the 3200, 2020 AAU All-American in the 800, four-year cross country sectional qualifier, 2019 cross country captain, 2019 cross country all-conference choice and all-area honoree, 2019 sectional medalist in the 4x400, 2019 track & field all-conference honoree, 2017 cross country Top Runner, 2017 cross country all-area, 2016 4x800 sectional medalist, 2016 cross country all-conference, 2016 cross country Rookie of the Year and 2016 cross country Most Improved Runner… Set freshman/sophomore records in both the mile and the 800.

Prep (Academic / Extra Curricular): Activities outside of running included indoor soccer, dance team, Illinois Leadership Seminar’s Alumni Board, Student Council, DCP/Safe, United Way, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation, WYSE Team, Math Team, Academic Bowl and tutor… Was an Illinois state scholar, AP scholar, National Honor Society member, honor roll student and an academic all-conference honoree…Completed nearly 400 hours of community service.

Personal: Majoring in civil engineering… Hobbies include solving puzzles, playing board games and baking cookies… Once made 390 cookies in one night… Played the piano for 11 years… Knows how to weave and sew… Daughter of Andrea and Jim Overstreet… Has a brother, Owen.