Kristie Krueger
blank Kristie Krueger
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Argyle, Texas

High School:
Argyle

Height:
5-7

Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 11/24/2010

2011: Cross Country - Won the season-opening Georgia Invitational for the third consecutive year after clocking a 5k time of 17:25.92...Finished 17th overall with a 5k time of 17:23 at the Notre Dame Invitational...Led the Lady Bulldogs for the 17th consecutive time after taking 20th out of 305 runners at the Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 20:36.5...Had the third top-10 finish of her career at the SEC Championships after taking sixth (20:40.45), despite suffering a foot injury the week before...Sidelined for the NCAA South Regionals with injury.

2010: Cross Country - Won the third collegiate cross country meet of her career after clocking a personal-best 16:55.62 to lead her team at the 5K Georgia Cross Country Invitational...Registered a personal-best time of 16:37.13 to take second out of 302 competitors at the Greater Louisville Classic...Had the best finish from the SEC at the NCAA Pre-Nationals after taking ninth at her first 6k race of the year with a personal-best time of 20:30.1...Improved three spots from her 2009 finish to win the SEC Championships with a time of 20:41.25, becoming just the second Georgia runner in history to win a conference cross country title...Earned a spot on the All-SEC First Team with her finish...Won Georgia's first individual NCAA regional title after clocking a 19:52.93 at the NCAA South Regionals...Named the NCAA South Region Female Athlete of the Year...Became just the third Lady Bulldog in school history to earn All-America honors after taking 28th (20:40.6) to be the first SEC runner across the finish line at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

2010: Indoor - Earned her first All-America certificate after finishing 11th in the mile prelims (4:46.25) at the NCAA Championships, missing the finals in the event by only one spot and two tenths of a second...took third in the mile at the SEC Championships (4:43.82)... also joined with three teammates to take third in the distance medley relay (11:39.57) at the SEC meet...earned runner-up honors in the mile invitational at the Tyson Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:41.64, which is No. 3 on Georgia's all-time list ...finished third in the 3000-meter run with a career-best time of 9:35.46 at the Kentucky Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Named co-captain...Won her first collegiate cross country meet by clocking a 17:42 at the 5K Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual Meet...Captured her second straight win after taking first at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational with a time of 18:54.29...Grabbed the top finish for the Lady Bulldogs for the third straight meet after taking 35th (a season-best 17:24) at the Notre Dame Invitational...Made a 155-place improvement from 2008 by taking 31st (21:22.0) to lead the Lady Bulldogs at the 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals...Was the top Georgia finisher by taking fourth overall at the 6K SEC Championships with a career-best time of 21:17.80...Earned All-Region honors after finishing eighth (20:32.88) at the 6K NCAA South Regionals...Advanced to the NCAA Championships and finished 164th (21:47.2) during the 6K race in Terre Haute, Ind.

2009 Outdoor: Recorded a personal-best 4:23.19 in the 1500-meter run prelims before taking 10th in the finals at the NCAA East Regional...after clocking a career-best 4:23.63 in the prelims, Krueger finished fourth in the 1500 (4:24.55) at the SEC Championships...improved her personal-best time in the 1500 to 4:24.61 for eighth place at the Mt. SAC Relays...blasted her way into the Lady Bulldog record books (No. 5) after winning the 1500 with a time of 4:25.43 at the Spec Towns Invitational...won the 1500 (4:30.53) as Georgia knocked off Georgia Tech in a dual meet...also finished second in the 800 in the dual meet...led off the Lady Bulldog 4x800 team at the Georgia Relays as the foursome won with a time of 9:01.91...also helped give the distance medley relay team a win with a time of 11:48.19.

2009 Indoor: Scored after finishing eighth in the mile at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:54.05 and was a leg on the third-place distance medley relay team after they clocked an 11:39.71 (No. 3 in school history)...also moved to No. 5 in the record books after taking seventh in the mile (4:50.03) at the Tyson Invitational...crossed the finish line in the 800-meter run in 2:14.62 at Tyson...made her indoor debut and was the top collegiate finisher in the mile with a time of 4:52.00 and took fifth in the 3000.

2008 Cross Country: Finished second at her first collegiate meet after clocking an 11:12 in the 3200-meter run at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet...Was second for the second meet in a row as she clocked a 17:55.88 at the 5K Catamount Classic...Clocked a 17:17.06 and was the second finisher for Georgia for the third straight meet after finishing 26th at the 5K Tiger Invitational...Finished the 6K NCAA Pre-Nationals despite battling a cold...Was the Lady Bulldogs' seventh finisher at the 6K SEC Championships (42nd - 22:17.47).

High School: Won the 800-meter run at the 2008 Texas state meet and was the runner-up in the 1600...Finished seventh in the 1500 (a personal-best 4:28.12) at the 2008 USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships...Named the 2008 Texas Cross Country Athlete of the Year...Captured 2007 Texas 3A state titles for Argyle High School with record-breaking times in the 1600 (4:57.43) and the 3200 (a personal-best10:41.83)...Has personal-best times of 2:12 (800), 4:47 (mile) and 4:45 (1600)...Finished second at the 2007 Texas State Cross Country Championships (11:32.60)...Was the Congress Avenue mile champion...Also was a guard on Argyle's basketball team which was the 2006 2A state champion...Named the 2007 and 2008 Denton Athlete of the Year...Ranked seventh in her class of 152 at Argyle and was a member of the student council.

Personal: Born December 26, 1989...Majoring in Biological Engineering.

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