» Q & A With Lindsay Flanagan (GoHuskies.com; April 28, 2010)
2012-13 (Track): An excellent comeback season outdoors as she was one of the top point scorers for the Huskies at the Pac-12 Championships and set top-10 marks in both the 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters … at Pac-12s, she made the podium with a third-place finish in the 10,000-meters, and then doubled back to take seventh in the 5,000-meter final the next day … qualified for NCAA West Prelims in the 10,000-meters, finishing 22nd overall in Austin, Texas … at the Stanford Invitational, she clocked the third-fastest 10k time in school history, going 33:23.53 to take 12th in the top section … followed that 10k run with a big 5k PR at the Mt. SAC Relays, running 16:01.45, the No. 10 mark ins chool history … finished second in the UW-WSU Dual 3,000-meters in 10:00.77 … indoors, opened the year with a 3k PR of 9:38.82 … scored at MPSFs in the 5,000-meters, finishing fifth in 16:34.80 … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team … also a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Enjoyed her strongest season as a senior, helping propel the Huskies to another top-10 national finish with a career-best showing at nationals ... was second among Huskies in three of the five races she ran, and top-five in the other two ... at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, she was the second Husky across the line in 74th-place overall (clocking 20:36) as the Dawgs took ninth in the team race ... made the All-Pac-12 Second Team for the first time in her career thanks to a 14th-place finish at Pac-12s, second among Huskies, in a time of 20:37 ... earned her second straight All-West Region honor by placing 21st at the West Regional Championships in Seattle, fourth on the UW squad, in a season-best time of 20:10 ... helped UW to runner-up efforts at the Greater Louisville Classic, placing ninth overall and second on the squad in 17:02 for 5k ... also ran 20:23 for 41st at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, the No. 3 UW finisher ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2011-12 (Track): Track season was shortened by an injury after a great start to her indoor season ... ran a huge PR at the Husky Classic in the 5,000-meters, running 16:14.92 to place fourth ... that time is the No. 4 mark in school history indoors and was a 22-second indoor PR and 14-seconds faster than her outdoor PR as well ... ranked 26th nationally with that indoor 5k time ... only competed once more, placing fifth at the MPSF Championships in the 5k in a time of 16:42.20 ... earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA ... (Cross Country): Enjoyed her best season yet, playing an integral role as the Huskies ran to second place at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute ... scored for the Huskies in their runner-up run at nationals, placing 92nd overall as UW's fifth finisher, nearly a 70 spot improvement from the year before ... earned her first All-West Region honors, as she finished 10th at the Regional meet as UW's third finisher in a season-best 20:27, helping the Dawgs to the West Region Championship ... was the third Husky finisher, in 25th-place overall, at the Wisconsin Invitational as the Huskies captured the team title against the year's biggest field ... had her best Pac-12 finish with a 30th-place effort as UW's sixth finisher in Arizona ... started the season with a great run at the Roy Griak Invite, as she led Washington with a 14th-place finish.
2010-11 (Track): The top Dawg over 10,000-meters, scoring at both conference meets and qualifying for the NCAA West Preliminary Championships ... started her outdoor season with a major PR in the 10k at the Stanford Invitational, posting the fifth-best time in school history at 33:42.50 ... was just six spots shy of advancing to the NCAA final site, placing 18th in the 10k at West Prelims in Eugene, running a time of 34:04.13 ... finished fifth in the 10k at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson in 36:14.46, then came back the next day to finish 13th in the 5,000-meters ... ran a new personal-best 5k at the Mt. SAC Relays, crossing the line in 16:28.86 ... second in the 3k at the UW-WSU dual in 9:36.66 ... took third at the Pepsi Team Invite in the 5k, running 16:34.11 ... indoors, scored at the MPSF Championships, placing sixth in the 5k in an indoor best of 16:36.20, the No. 6 time indoors ... ran a best indoor 3k of 9:46.41 at the UW Invitational ... earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors as well as Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): The only Husky to run in the top-seven at every meet during the 2010 season ... competed at her first NCAA Championship, coming across as UW's fifth scorer in 160th-place overall in a time of 21:48 as the Huskies took 16th ... won the Sundodger Invitational in a time of 20:34 for her first career college victory ... was sixth for UW at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 34th in 21:02 ... sixth again for the Huskies at the NCAA West Regional Championships, in 32nd-place, as Washington won the team title for the third year in a row ... scored for UW at Pre-Nationals, crossing in 49th-place and third among Huskies in 21:15 which was 30 seconds faster than 2009 ... also ran third on the team at the Notre Dame Invitational in 30th-place ... second among Huskies and third overall at the season-opening UW-WSU dual meet, helping the Huskies to the win.
2009-10 (Track): Qualified for the NCAA Championship West Prelims in her first season on the track, running at 5,000-meters in Austin where she placed 35th ... set a 5k PR in her outdoor debut, as she ran 16:38.21 at the Stanford Invitational to take sixth in the third section ... pulled double-duty at her first Pac-10 meet, running the 5k and also stepping up to 10,000-meters for the first time ... took 13th in the Pac-10 10k in a time of 35:30.20 and was 18th in the 5k in 16:58.74 ... took second in the UW-WSU dual meet 3,000-meter run in 10:02.08 ... seventh in the Pepsi Team Invite 5k in 16:53.32 ... indoor season was highlighted by a ninth-place 5,000-meter finish at the MPSF Championships in 16:48.71, which already places her seventh on the Husky indoor Top-10 ... sixth in the 3k at the UW Indoor Preview in her track debut, clocking 9:53.35 ... (Cross Country): The top true freshman on the squad, she finished in UW's top-seven in four races ... came up just two spots short of All-Region honors, placing 27th at the West Regional Championships in one of her best efforts, good for sixth on the squad as the Huskies won the title ... placed 35th in her first Pac-10 Championships, eighth among Huskies, clocking 21:02 ... was UW's sixth runner across the line at Pre-Nationals, taking 69th in 21:47 as UW won the White Race ... rounded out the Husky top-seven at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 30th overall in the Husky win ... ran attached from the first race of the year, as she finished 10th at the Sundodger Invite in her college debut ... went on to compete at the U.S. Junior Cross Country Championships in Spokane, placing ninth overall ... qualified for the NACAC Junior Championships held on the island of Tobago, and placed sixth overall and third among Americans as Team USA placed second.
High School and Personal: Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois ... mother is Becky Flanagan ... has one older brother, Chris, and one younger brother, Ryan, and one younger sister, Kaylee ... a four-time prep All-American and the 2008 Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year for Illinois ... won the 2008 Illinois 3A state cross country championship as well as winning league and district titles ... placed ninth at the Footlocker National Championships in December 2008 in San Diego ... followed that up with a fifth-place finish at Nike Team Nationals in Portland, becoming the only runner in the country to finish in the Top-10 at the two national championship meets ... a two-time Nike Outdoor National track competitor, placing second in the 5k in 2009 and 10th in the two-mile run in 2008 ... also ran twice at Nike Indoor Nationals, taking fourth in the two-mile in a PR of 10:27 in 2009 and placing seventh in the same event in 2008 ... was the runner-up at the 3A state track meet in 2008 and 2009 in the 3200-meter run and was a two-time All-State selection ... graduated with a 4.8 GPA.
2009 Pac-10 XC - 35th (8th UW)
2009 Regional XC - 27th (6th UW)
2010 MPSF TF - 9th, 3000m
2010 USA Junior XC - 9th
2010 NACAC Jr. XC - 6th
2010 Pac-10 TF - 13th, 10000m | 18th, 5000m
2010 NCAA Prelims TF - 35th, 5000m
2010 Pac-10 XC - 34th (6th UW)
2010 Regional XC - 32nd (6th UW)
2010 NCAA XC - 160th (5th UW)
2011 MPSF TF - 17th, 3000m | 6th, 5000m
2011 Pac-10 TF - 5th, 10000m | 13th, 5000m
2011 NCAA Prelims TF - 18th, 10000m
2011 Pac-12 XC - 30th (6th UW)
2011 Regional XC - 10th (3rd UW)
2011 NCAA XC - 92nd (5th UW)
2012 MPSF TF - 5th, 5000m
2012 Pac-12 XC - 14th (2nd UW)
2012 Regional XC - 21st (4th UW)
2012 NCAA XC - 74th (2nd UW)
2013 MPSF TF - 5th, 5000m
2013 Pac-12 TF - 7th, 5000m | 3rd, 10,000m
2013 NCAA Prelims TF - 22nd, 10,000m