Christine Babcock Perseveres
One of the most talented athletes at UW, Christine Babcock's college career started off just how her high school career ended, with fast times and championships. She took seventh overall at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships to lead the Huskies to the NCAA title, then went on to run the second-fastest mile in school history indoors and make the finals at 1,500-meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
After earning All-America honors again in the fall of 2009, Babcock's career hit a big hurdle. Pain in her foot became unbearable, and she went months without running as different doctors gave differeng opinions on just what the problem was. Finally the proper diagnosis was made and Babcock made a return in the fall of 2010 despite running for just a couple weeks, and she still was able to help UW return to the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Now she is training again and looking towards the outdoor season to run her first track race since the 2009 NCAA Championships. As this Flotrack.org video shows, it has taken a lot to persevere...
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