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Victoria Paulson
Victoria Paulson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Ellendale, Minn.

High School:
Owatonna

Event:
Middle Distance

Victoria Paulson Photo Gallery

Paulson's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Sophomore

At Wisconsin
Notables
• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten in track and field

2014 Outdoor: Earned a career-best time in the 1500 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/17), placing 22nd with a time of 4:26.95 ... finished fourth in the 800 meters (2:15.93) and won the 1500 meters (4:30.95) at the Tom Botts Invite (5/3) ... took 6th in the 1500 meters at the Beach Invite (4/19) with a time of 4:30.65 ... finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite (4/18) in 4:31.05 ... finished 30th in the 800 meters at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) with a time of 2:14.44 ... finished third in the 800 meters at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) in 2:16.62

2014 Indoor:
Helped the distance medley relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (3/1) with a time of 11:25.88 ... won the 1200 meters at the Red & White Open (2/21) with a time of 3:30.64 ... placed sixth in the mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a personal-best time of 4:58.43 ... took second in the mile run at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) with a time of 5:03.11

2013 Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a time of 4:47.85 ... placed 23rd in the 1500 meters at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20) with a time of 4:46.88

2013 Indoor: Did not compete

2012 Outdoor:
Competed in the Big Ten championships (5/12) to take 22nd in the 1500 meters preliminary round with a time of 4:36.52 ... placed 15th in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:41.62 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... took seventh in the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) with a time of 4:43.21

2012 Indoor: Clocked in at 5:08.40 for the mile at the Iowa State Classic (2/10) for 30th ... ran a time in the 3000 meters of 3:03.53 for eighth place at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) ... took sixth in the mile at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) with a time of 5:10.70 ... placed 14th in the mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) with a time of 5:08.46 ... took fourth in the 800 meters at the Red & White Open (2/17) with a time of 2:20.83 ... ran a time of 5:09.89 in the mile at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) for 13th place

2011 Indoor: Finished 10th in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:10.18 at the Badger Track Classic (1/15)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/7) for fifth place with a time of 2:21.86

High School
Named all-state for track as a junior and senior ... finished third in the 800 meters at the Class AA state meet as a junior ... claimed 800 meters sectional title as a junior ... Big 9 conference 800 meters champion as a junior ... Big 9 Conference runner-up in the 800 as a sophomore ... four-time academic all-state selection ... named Big 9 Scholar Athlete as a senior ... voted team's most valuable runner as a freshman for cross country ... Class AA state qualifier in track as a freshman ... three-time all-conference in track ... also played soccer and was a team captain ... named academic all-state in soccer

Personal
Parents are Robert and Lily Paulson ... has two brothers, Jacob and Steven ... major is kinesiology ... involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Owatonna Athletic Training; Key Club and 4-H

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because I love the school and the atmosphere in Madison. The welcoming feeling I received while on my visit, by everyone I met, was amazing and made me feel like the University of Wisconsin will be a place where I will succeed."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
800 Meters 2:20.83 2-17-12 800 Meters 2:14.44 4-5-14
1000 Meters 3:03.53 1-14-12 1500 Meters 4:26.95 5-17-14
1200 Meters 3:30.64 2-21-14
Mile 4:58.43 2-1-14

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 22nd (4:26.95)

2014 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 5th (11:25.88)

2012 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 22nd-P (4:36.52)

ON WISCONSIN
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