|| Alexandra Gits
Collegiate Career Bests:
3,000 Meters: 9:36.71i
5,000 Meters: 16:29.14i
10,000 Meters: 33:19.12
Stanford Record Book:
10,000 Meters: 5th
Stanford: Burst onto the scene during her freshman season at Stanford where she earned an All-America honor in the 10,000 meters ... a member of the 2007 NCAA Champion cross-country team ... will be looking to return to All-America form in her final track season.
2010 Season (Junior): Competed in the 10,000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships in her only race of the season.
2009 Season (Sophomore): Placed eighth at the Pac-10 Championships in the 10,000 meters (36:00.28) ... Season-best time of 16:45.70 in the 5,000 meters came at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... 2009 West Regional qualifier in the 5,000.
2008 Season (Freshman): Earned an All-America honor at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships with her third-place finish in the 10,000 meters ... Pac-10 champion in the 10,000 meters ... ran a collegiate best time of 33:19.12 in the 10,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, the third-fastest time ever by a Stanford freshman ... MPSF champion in the 5,000 meters ... also finished seventh in the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championships.
High School: The 2006 Minnesota state cross country champion ... 2007 Minnesota state track and field 3,200-meter state champion ... finished fourth at the 2006 Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional ... finished sixth at the 2006 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships ... owns the Edina High School record in the 1,600 meters, the 3,200 meters, and the 5,000 in cross country ... the 2007 USA Track and Field junior national runner-up in the 5,000 meters along with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 meters ... ran the nation's fourth-fastest 5,000 meter time (16:50.47) as a junior in 2007.
Cardinal catalogue: Human biology major ... parents are Charlie and Kim Gits ... has two brothers, Hunter and Colton ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention for cross country in 2008.