The freshman duo from Minnesota won the Indiana Intercollegiates
She is just the fourth Purdue woman to earn the honor
The Purdue harriers went up against several of the nation's best at Indiana State.
The Purdue men's and women's cross country teams head to Wisconsin for the adidas Invite on Friday.
The Purdue men's and women's teams both captured the crown in Richmond, Ind.
CAREER BESTS Cross Country 5K CC 18:12.04 10/3/09 6K CC 22:07.00 11/1/09
Track & Field 3,000-meter run 10:21.02 5,000-meter run 17:56.19
2010: Begun her junior season with a 19:54.80 5k at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/17); clocked her season best 6k time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a 22:56.2 and a team finish; ran for the Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships (10/31) with a time of 23:04.1.
2009: Completed the Boilermakers' 5K home course in 19:24.30, just 10 seconds shy of her career best, to take seventh place at the Great American Legends (9/4); scored the team's No. 5 time at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/18), completing the 5K course in a career-best 19:02.7; finished 26th overall at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3) with a career-best 5K time of 18:12.04; led the Boilermakers to the Gibson Family Invitational (10/10) team title, finishing second overall with a 6K of 22:36.2; earned Purdue's first Big Ten Runner of the Week award in eight years, nabbing conference honors for Oct. 13; improved her top 6K mark for the second straight race at the Sam Bell Invitational (10/17), taking 10th individually in 22:34.56; turned in a career-best 6K time of 22:07 at the Big Ten Championships (11/1) and competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship (11/14), posting the team's No. 2 time (22:08.86) in 40th place.
2008: Ran in five of six varsity events in her first season with the Boilermakers; finished 10th overall in her first collegiate race, placing 10th at the Great American Legends (9/5) in 19:27.09; placed 19th overall and helped the Boilermakers to their second straight Indiana Intercollegiates (9/19) title; clocked a career-best 5K time of 18:39.76 at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4); competed at the Big Ten Championships (11/2) and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/15).
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and three-year honoree in track and field at Zionsville Community High School; qualified for the Indiana high school state championships in the 3,200-meter run three times; holds the Zionsville Community school records in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs; named the track and field's most outstanding distance runner as a senior and most improved runner as a junior.
Personal: Kathleen Marie Conrad was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Indianapolis, Ind.; is the daughter of Rod and Pam Conrad; has one brother, Ryan; enjoys running, singing and reading; majoring in elementary education.