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Player Bio: Kara Syrdal :: Track



  Kara Syrdal
Kara Syrdal
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shoreline, Wash.

High School:
Shorecrest

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
07/20/1979

Experience:
3V

Major:
Psychology/Pre-Medicine

2000 (cross country): Became the first Husky woman to run in four consecutive NCAA Cross Country Championships as a member of a qualifying team... Placed in the Husky top five at every race she competed in... Competed in seven of the eight races... Recorded highest finish, eighth place at the Michigan Interregional... Placed 16th at the BYU Invitational, 17th at the Sundodger Invitational and 28th at the Stanford Invitational... Was also 28th at the Pac-10s, 50th at the West Regional and 158th at the NCAAs helping the team to its 23rd-place finish... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 academic team honors... 1999-2000: On the track, placed ninth in the 3000m (9:58.15) and 13th in the 5000m (17:25.48) at the Pac-10 Championships... Qualified for the conference meet with career-best clockings of 9:39.47 (3000m) and 16:46.55 (5000m) during early-season meets... Ranked third among Huskies in the 3000m and fourth in the 5000m... A first-team All-Pac-10 academic team selection in track and field... During the cross country season, finished 18th at the Stanford Invitational, the top Husky finisher... Placed 25th at the Pac-10s and 19th at the West Regional... Finished 119th at the NCAAs, helping the Huskies to a 13th-place team performance... A first team All-Pac-10 academic cross country selection... 1998-99: Placed fourth at the Pac-10 track championships in both the 3000 (9:49.09) and 5000 (16:52.12)... Reached the NCAA provisional qualifying standard (16:47.31) but did not receive an invitation to the championship meet... Boasted the team’s best 1500m time (4:32.77)... During the cross country campaign, recorded a 10th-place performance at the Pac-10 meet and was 26th in the NCAA West Regional race... Finished 129th in the NCAA cross country race, helping the Huskies to a ninth-place team result... Received second-team All-Pac-10 academic team acclaim in both cross country and track... 1997-98: Placed third in the 5000m at the Pac-10 championships (16:58.1)... Finished sixth at the Pac-10s in the 3000m (9:47.34)... Clocked a 4:25.54 in the 1500m, the second-best time of any Husky in 1998... In cross country, top placing was at the Washington State Invitational... Helped the Huskies to a 14th-place finish at the NCAA cross country championships with a 129th-place effort... Finished 35th at the Pac-10s and 45th in the NCAA West Regional race... High School: Led cross country team to a state title in 1993 and a sixth-place finish in 1994... Also lettered in track and basketball... The 1997 Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Shorecrest... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Personal Best Marks

3000m.......... 9:39.47

5000m......... 16:46.55

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