Caitlin Comfort
Caitlin Comfort

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Notre Dame

Height:
5-3

Event:
Distance

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Comfort's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• 2013 Big Ten champion (outdoor 10,000 meters)
• 2013 Big Ten champion (indoor 5000 meters)
• 2012 Second-team All-American (10,000 meters)
• 2008 Big Ten Conference Cross Country Freshman of the Year
• Four-time All-Great Lakes Region in cross country (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
• Two-time All-Big Ten first team in cross country (2010, 2011)
• Two-time All-Big Ten second team in cross country (2008, 2009)
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten in track and field (2011, 2012)
• Academic All-Big Ten in cross country (2011)
• USTFCCA All-Academic (2010, 2011)

At Wisconsin
2013 Outdoor:
Won the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/10-12) with a time of 33:30.16 and placed third in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:13.68 ... placed fourth in the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational (4/28) with a time of 16:18.05 ... won the 3000 meters at the Sea Ray Relays (4/12) with a with a time of 9:40.91

2013 Indoor:
Won the 5000 meters at the Big Ten championships (2/22-23) with a time of 16:11.84 and placed fourth in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:27.59 ... finished 13th in the invitational 5000 meters with a time of 16:09.72 at the Husky Classic (2/8) ... placed third in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:23.31 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26)

2012 Outdoor:
Ran a personal-best 33:19.54 to score second-team All-America honors in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA championships (6/7) ... ran a time of 34:09.99 in the 10,000 meters to take ninth at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/24) ... placed third at the Big Ten championships (5/11) in the 10,000 meters with a time of 34:33.13 ... took 24th in her section of the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a time of 33:27.02 ... placed 18th in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:31.41 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (4/28)

2012 Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten championships (2/25) in the 5000 meters for 10th place with a time of 16:47.40 ... placed fourth in the 3000 meters at the Bill Bergan invitational (1/28) with a personal-best time of 9:34.57 ... took fifth in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (2/11) with a time of 16:07.90

2011 Indoor: Won the 3000 meters at the Husker Invitational (2/5) finishing in 9:48.49 ... finished the 5000 meters with a personal best time of 16:41.01 at the Husky Classic (2/12) to take 33rd ... placed fifth in the mile with a time of 5:01.58# at the Illini Classic (1/22)

2011 Outdoor: Won the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) with a time of 34:25.82

2010 Indoor: Finished 13th in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 16:49.77 ... member of the sixth-place distance medley relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (11:34.75) ... made her indoor season debut and finished first in the 5000 meters at the Red & White Open (2/19) in 17:08.55

2010 Outdoor: Finished 29th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/27) in a time of 36:03.20 ... finished third in the 10,000 meters (34:26.35) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... placed 18th in her section of the 5000 meters in a personal-best time of 16:22.28 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/1) ... finished second in the 'A' section of the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) ... finished 20th in the 1500 meters at the Florida Relays (4/2) in a personal-best time of 4:36.21

2009 Indoor: Redshirt season

2009 Outdoor: Redshirt season. Won 3,000 meters in a personal-best 10:15.73 at the Wisconsin Open (5/2) while running unattached

High School
2006 Illinois state Class AA cross country champion ... finished second in the 2007 state cross country meet ... placed third as a sophomore and eighth as a freshman at the state cross country meet ... four-time conference champion in cross country ... 2007 Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame Female Athlete of the Year ... two-time Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association cross country runner of the year ... placed fourth in the 3200 meters at the 2006 state meet and sectional champion at 3200 meters ... three-time conference champ and school record holder in 800, 1600 and 3200 ... member of National Honor Society and honor roll ... also participated in soccer and cheerleading

Personal
Parents are Jim and Julie Comfort ... has three brothers, Jimmy, Drake and Dominic ... major is communication arts

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:01.58 # 1-22-11 1500 Meters 4:36.21 4-2-10
3000 Meters 9:23.31 1-26-13 3000 Meters 9:40.91 4-12-13
5000 Meters 16:07.90 2-11-12 5000 Meters 16:13.68 5-12-13
10,000 Meters 33:19:54 6-7-12

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (3)
2010, 2011, 2012

USTFCCA All-Academic (2)
2010, 2011

All-America Honors (1)
2012 - Outdoor - Second Team (1)
10,000 Meters: 9th (33:19.54)

All-Big Ten Honors (2)
2013 - Outdoor
10,000 Meters: 1st (33:30.16)

2013 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 1st (16:11.84)

At the NCAA Championships
2012 - Outdoor
10,000 Meters: 9th (33:19.54)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 - West
10,000 Meters: 9th (34:09.99)

2010 - West
10,000 Meters: 29th (36:03.20)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 3rd (16:13.68)
10,0000 Meters: 1st (33:30.16)

2013 - Indoor
3000 Meters: 4th (9:27.59)
5000 Meters: 1st (16:11.84)

2012 - Outdoor
10,000 Meters: 3rd (34:33.13)

2011 - Indoor
5,000 Meters: 18th (17:17.24#)

2010 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 13th (16:49.77)
Distance Medley Relay: 6th (11:34.75)

2010 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: DNS
10,000 Meters: 3rd (34:26.35)

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