Christianson's Cross Country Bio
Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman
2014 Indoor: Placed ninth in his first collegiate 1000 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:34.03 ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), in his first collegiate mile, finished third with a time of 4:21.61 ... in his collegiate debut, helped his team win the distance medley relay in 10:15.43 at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)
2014 Outdoor: Was third in the 1500 meters in 4:01.50 at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), making his outdoor season debut in the cardinal and white, placed ninth in his first collegiate 800 meters in 1:59.22 ... making his outdoor season debut, competing unattached, finished runner-up in the 1500 meters in 4:03.60 at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12)
A two-time Wisconsin Div. 2 track champion and a three-time all-state runner in cross country ... won state titles as a sophomore in the 1600 meters (4:21.91) and 3200 meters (9:50.06)... finished runner-up at the Wisconsin state track meet as a senior in the 3200 meters (9:39.44) ... was second at the Wisconsin Div. 2 cross country cross country championships in 2012 ... was named Mississippi Valey Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year as a sophomore and senior ... member of National Honor Society ... was on the honor roll every semester of high school ... high school coach: Geoff Wilhelmy.
Mother is Mary Burke ... has a two sisters, Anne and Sarah ... major is actuarial science.
"Wisconsin has great academics and athletic tradition, and many of my family members have attended school here."