Purdue put two relay teams in contention for NCAA Championships qualification on Saturday.
1,500-meter run 4:27.53 Mile run 4:55.17
Qualified for her first career NCAA Mideast Regional Championship in the 1,500-meter run, posting a career-best time of 4:27.53 at the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational; advanced to the finals in the 1,500-meter run at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, clocking a time of 4:27.65 in the prelims and finishing 11th in the finals; posted a career-best time of 4:55.17 in the mile run at the Boilermaker Invitational.
Ran the Boilermakers' top times in the 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter and mile runs; crossed the line in a season-best 4:55.72 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic; won the Dave Rankin Invitational 1,500-meter run, crossing the line in a season-best 4:32.02; posted a season-best time of 17:55.24 in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
Was a member of the Purdue record-setting indoor and outdoor distance medley relay teams; set the indoor mark of 11:17.96 at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational; competed on the outdoor record mark of 11:26.60 at the Penn Relays; clocked a season-best of 2:13.80 in the 800-meter run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational; ran a season-best time of 4:29.85 in the 1,500-meter run at the Auburn Classic.
Earned four letters in track and field and cross country at Mountain Pointe H.S.; won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter state titles as a senior after finishing second in both as a junior; was a four-time first-team all-state cross country selection; won back-to-back 5A state cross country titles as a junior and senior after finishing second in state her sophomore year; three-time East Valley Tribune 5A Runner of the Year and three-time MPHS ladies' cross country MVP.
Kristin Marie Phillips was born on Jan. 14, 1988, in Phoenix, Ariz.; is the daughter of Joe and Michelle Phillips; has one brother, Keenan; enjoys shopping and reading; majoring in industrial management.