Christine Kent
Christine Kent

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Cathedral

Event:
Distances

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


• Woodrow Scholar
• 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
• 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014 Cross Country (Junior):Raced in six events with three top-10 finishes... finished in third at the Carolina Invitational with a time of 19:17.77 (8/30)... came in fifth at the USC Open #1 with a time of 19:01.95 (9/13)... helped the team claim the Charlotte Invitational 6K with a fifth-place finish in 22:30.7 (9/26)... finished 125th with a time of 22:32.7 at the Southeast Regional.

Top 5K Time: 18:55.9 (at Crimson Classic)
Top 6K Time: 22:14 (at Paul Short Invite Gold)

2014: Indoors - ran the mile, 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters...in the mile at the Virginia tech challenge, finished fifth (5:13.25)...turned in her best 3,000 meters at Hokie Invite (10:23.49)...finished 27th at SEC Indoors in the 3K with a time of 10:33.60...took 16th in the 5,000 meters, clocking in at 17:58.39...Outdoors - Ran twice...first appearance came at the Weems Baskin Invitational, finishing 11th in the 1,500 meters (5:05.20)...finished eighth a few weeks later at the Bill Carson Invitational in the 3,000 meters (10:39.79).

2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed in seven races, never finishing outside of the Gamecocks' top seven ... Finished 12th in the season-opening Carolina Challenge (19:33.67) ... Her best 5K time came in the Royal XC Challenge in Charlotte, clocking in at 18:19.2 in 26th place ... Ranked fourth on the team with her 23:18.10 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... Closed the scoring with her top 6K time of the year of 23:02.14 in the Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Race ... Also ran in the Mountain Dew Invite, the SEC Championship and the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2013 Track & Field (Freshman): Named to the 2012-13 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the 3000m indoors, improving her time in all four outings ... Finished second in the USC Indoor #1, while her best time came in the Tiger Paw Invite (10:39.95), a 14th-place finish ... Ran the 1500m outdoors once before shifting focus to the 5000m ... Finished sixth in the shorter distance at the Weems Baskin (4:57.62) ... Her best 5000m time came in the Raleigh Relays (18:06.28), while she placed third in the Spec Town Relays at the same distance.

2012 Cross Country (Freshman): Took points in the championship season of cross country, including ranking sixth on the team in the NCAA Southeast Regional (22:53.24) ... Ran in four other races, including a top 5K time of 19:15.8 in the season-opening Gamecock Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letter athlete in cross country and track and field...helped her team win two CIF San Diego Section Championships and earn two fourth place finishes at the state meet...cross country accolades include: 18:53 5K at Wood- ward Park, 18:36 on the infamous 2.95 mile Mt. SAC course and a 16:21 mark on the 2.75 mile Morley Field (Foot Locker) course...track and field accomplishments include: 11:17 mark in the 3,200-meter run at the Escondido Invite and 5:15 in the 1600-meter run at the Arcadia Invitational...captain of both the cross country and track teams...

PERSONAL: Received the CIF San Diego Section Sportsmanship Award, Track and Field Coaches' Award, the Amanda Post Memorial Grant and the Natalie Nield Memorial Award and Scholarship...member of the Union Tribune San Diego's All-Academic Team her junior and senior year...graduated Cathedral Catholic High School in the top 10 percentile with Honors and a 4.15 GPA