University of Iowa Athletics

Christine Kotarba

Class Jr.
Hometown Elmhurst, Ill.
High School York

2008 — Track – did not compete.

2007 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – placed 23rd in 3,000 meters (11:16.24) at Musco Twilight IX… Cross Country – placed 16th at Early Bird Invite (25:01-6,000 meters) and 46th at Hawkeye Invite (16:01-4,000 meters)… academic all-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – redshirted… Cross Country – did not compete.

2005 — Indoor – placed 21st in 3,000 meters (10:45.94) at Big Ten meet… ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters (10:44.91) at Husker Invite and collegiate-best mile (5:17.45) at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – ran season-best 1,500 meters (5:01.19) at Shamrock Invite… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – redshirted.

2004 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – placed eighth in 5,000 meters (18:38.28) at Musco Twilight VI… letterwinner…Cross Country – competed in five races… ran collegiate-best 6,000 meters (22:33:70) at NCAA Pre-National… that time ranks seventh in school history… placed 44th (18:50:50) at Murray Keating Invite… academic all-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2003 — Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters (18:32) at Willamette Invite… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

High School — four-time all-conference in cross county and track… two-time all-region in cross country… won indoor mile conference title… all-section in cross country and team captain senior year… academic all-conference in cross country and track… two-time Most Improved Runner in cross country and track, earning sportsmanship award senior year… National Honor Society and Math National Honor Society member… coaches were Larry Bassett, Wendy Ihms and Annette Schulte.

Personal — born October 11, 1984… daughter of Richard and Maryann Kotarba… her brother, Steve, played baseball at Indiana University… elementary education major.

Kotarba’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
Mile (I) 5:17.45 Iowa State Classic 2/12/05
1,500 meters (O) 5:00.47 Long Beach St. Invite 4/17/04
3,000 Meters (I) 10:44.91 Husker Invite 2/5/05
3,000 meters (CC) 11:17 Hawkeye Invitational 8/29/03
4,000 Meters (CC) 15:45 Hawkeye Triangular 9/10/04
5,000 meters (O) 18:38.28 Musco Twilight VI 5/1/04
5,000 meters (CC) 18:32 Willamette Invitational 10/4/03
6,000 meters (CC) 22:33:70 NCAA Pre-National Invitational 10/16/04