Reifel's Cross Country Bio
Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior
2015 Outdoor: Placed second in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) with a time of 2:11.93 ... Finished tenth in the 400 meters at the Musco Twilight Invitational (5/2) with a time of 1:00.35 ... Helped UW to a ninth place finish in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:55.16 at the Penn Relays (4/23) ... Finished sixth in the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18) with a time of 2:11.82 ... Placed 46th in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/3) with a time of 2:13.01, while helping UW to a 13th place finish in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:53.65
2015 Indoor: Finished fourth in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:16.21 at the Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/27) to help UW to a seventh place team finish ... Placed second in the 400 meters at the Red and White Open (2/20) with a time of 59.47, while finishing second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:00.91 ... Finished 28th in the 800 meters at the Iowa State Classic (2/14) in a time of 2:13.54 ... Placed 22nd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.46 and finished second in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:24.64 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (1/30) to help UW to a sixth place team finish ... Finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.12 and finished second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:57.84 at the Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dual (1/24) ... Placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.24 while finishing third in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:57.54 at the Wisconsin Open (1/17).
2014 Outdoor: Took fourth in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a time of 2:13.35 ... finished second in the 800 meters (2:14.18) and helped the 4x400 relay team to a win (3:55.25) at the Tom Botts Invite (5/3) ... placed fifth in the 800 meters (2:15.87) and helped the 4x400 relay team (3:59.29) to a fourth-place finish at the UW-Platteville Invite (4/11-12) ... finished fifth in the 400 meters at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) with a time of 1:00.90
2014 Indoor: Finished 22nd in the 800 meter prelims at the Big Ten Championships (3/1) with a time of 2:13.02 ... placed 20th in the college 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational (2/15) with a time of 2:15.15 ... placed 11th in the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a time of 2:13.29 ... helped her 4x400 relay team to a third-place finish at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) by finishing in 3:56.72 ... placed fourth in the 600 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a time of 1:36.48 ... helped the distance medley team to a second-place finish at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) after finishing with a time of 12:15.82
As a freshman, earned All-Conference in the 400 meters after taking third ... as a sophomore, was named to all-state in the 4x200 relay (seventh place) , 4x400 relay (ninth place) and 4x800 (sixth place) relay ... earned All-conference in the 800 meters, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay ... at the state championships ... as a junior, for indoor track, was conference champion in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.63 and was state runner up in the 4x800 meters
Parents are Laurie and Greg Reifel ... has two older sisters, Hannah (25) and Abigail (21) ... grandfather Ken Boomer played baseball for Indiana State for two years ... intends to major in business with an emphasis on finance or marketing
"I chose Wisconsin because I felt like I meshed well with the team right away. All of the girls were so welcoming on my visit and I liked the training regimen. The university upholds a strong academic reputation while still offering a vibrant athletic culture. Additionally, the trails, lakes, and college town are spectacular."
At the Big Ten Championships
2015 - Indoor
Distance Medley: 4th (11:16.21)
2014 - Indoor
800 Meters: 22nd-P (2:13.02)