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Karen Schwager
Karen Schwager

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Langley, Wash.

High School:
South Whidbey HS

Event:
Steeple/Distances

Experience:
2V

2005 (Cross Country): Sat out the 2005 fall season ... did not compete, attached or otherwise, at any fall races.

2004-05: Ran four times in the fall, including twice unattached ... ran fifth for UW 13th overall, at Emerald City ... also ran attached at Sundodger (75th), and unattached at the Willamette (73rd) and Jim Danner (25th) Invites.

2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention on the track ... ran in the team's top-seven at Emerald City, placing 19th overall ... also ran at the Sundodger and Geoduck Invites ... on the track, clocked 11:01.27 in the steeple at the Ken Foreman Invite, the fifth-fastest steeple mark in UW history ... qualified in the steeple for Pac-10s, placing ninth in 11:16.26 ... indoors, ran both the mile and 3000m.

2002-03: Ran twice during the fall ... was the team's No. 3 runner at Willamette ... also ran at Sundodger ... outdoors, competed primarily at 1500m, with a best of 4:52.56 at the WSU Dual ... ran the mile and 800m events indoors ... took fourth in the 800m at the Pac-10 Invite in a personal best 2:25.08.

High School and Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1984 ... parents are Christine and Bruce, the latter a former Husky rower ... has a brother, Dan ... helped team to three top-10 state cross country finishes ... took 20th at state in 2001 ... notched three top-10 finishes at the 2002 state track meet ... was third in the 3200m, third in the 1600m and eighth in the 800m ... took 10th in the mile at the state meet in 2001 ... competed three years at the Pasco Invitational, with a best finish of eighth in the mile in 2002 ... served as captain of both track and cross country squads as a junior and senior ... was named team MVP as a senior for both sports ... excelled academically, helping both the 1999 cross country and 2002 basketball squads earn academic state titles ... earned academic all-state honors from the WSTFCA ... a national Scholar Athlete ... earned a 3.98 GPA.

UW Career Bests
1500m....... 4:52.56
Steeple....... 11:01.27
800m (indoor)....... 2:25.08
Mile (indoor)....... 5:14.36
3000m (indoor)....... 10:26.21
XC: 5000m....... 18:41

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