2022-23 Women's Track & Field
Grace Aurand Distance
Klarissa Cox
Kai Dilosa Hurdles, Sprints
Maranda Donahue Distance
Tori Gerhardt Throws
Katelyn Hyde
Marion Isaac Hurdles, Jumps
Rhena Kiger Multi
Lena Luebbering Throws
Talia Morgan Hurdles, Sprints, Jumps
Joely Overstreet Distance
Mackenzie Patten Throws
Michelle Pierce Throws
Ellie Roeglin Distance
Allie Smith Sprints
Isabella Smith Sprints, Mid-Distance
Kenzie Sorrell Pole Vault
Amelia Tandy Throws
Ally Thaxton Distance
Alina Worzella Distance
Full Roster
Grace Aurand

Grace Aurand

Events Distance
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Highland, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Highland

2022 (Cross Country): Made her season debut with a 6K time of 23:50.44 to lead the team at the Spartan Invite on Sept. 16... Led the team with a 5K of 18:54.9 at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 30... Cracked the program record book with the sixth-fastest 6K in program history at 22:28.6 on Oct. 14 at the Bradley Pink Classic.

2022 (Track & Field): Turned in the team’s top mark of the season in the indoor mile at 5:08.36 at the Meyo Invitational... Paced the squad in the indoor 3,000 at 10:33.22 at the MVC Indoor Championships... Posted the squad’s top outdoor times of the season in the 1,500 (4:44.17) and 5,000 (17:35.57)... Her outdoor 5,000 time ranked third in program lore and was Valpo’s best performance in that event since 2006... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2021 (Cross Country): Led the team with a 5K time of 19:41.6 at the Valparaiso Winrow Open on Sept. 3... Had the team’s top finish with a 6K time of 23:08 at the Illinois State Invite on Sept. 17... Led the Beacons with a 19:19.4 on Oct. 1 at the Notre Dame – Joe Piane Invitational’s 5K... Paced the team for a fourth straight meet with a 23:14.2 in the 6K at the Bradley Pink Classic on Oct. 15... Was second on the squad with a 23:33.5 in the 6K at the MVC Championship on Oct. 29... Led the team in the Nov. 12 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, turning in a 22:58.2 on the 6K course.

2021 (Track & Field): Led the team in the indoor mile with a season best of 5:17.48 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet… Also competed in the indoor 3,000-meter run, finishing with a season-best time of 11:01.00 on Jan. 29 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic… Had a season-best in the outdoor 800 on March 19 at the SIU Bill Cornell Invite with a 2:24.74… Cracked the program record book in the outdoor 1,500-meter run on May 14 at the MVC Outdoor Championship, posting a time of 4:38.31, fourth in program history… Also led the team in the outdoor 5000, clocking a season-best 17:57.05 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational… Named to MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Ranked second on the team and first on the team among freshmen in the MVC Cross Country Championship on March 3 at Evansville with a time of 19:23.4.

Prep (Athletic): State qualifier, team MVP and first-team all-conference selection during her time running cross country for the Highland Trojans… Also a team MVP in track & field, qualifying for state and establishing a school record in the 4x800 while winning a sectional crown in the 800… Earned first team academic all-state in both cross country and track & field… Also played basketball and soccer.

Prep (Academic/Community): Member of student council and Japanese club… Northwest Crossroads Conference Scholar-Athlete, Highland High School Senior Scholar-Athlete and cross country academic all-conference performer… Also a member of her school’s National Honor Society and Japanese Honor Society.

Personal: Enjoys reading, journaling and playing ukulele… Family is involved in Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana… Daughter of Jodi and Brian Aurand… Has two siblings – Elijah and Faith.