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 Kelsey Nielsen

2010-11 (5th Year Sr.): Cross Country - One of just two Cardinals to compete in all seven meets . . . posted a season-best 5K time of 19:10 at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . the effort was the third-best individual time for the Cardinals during the year . . . BSU's second-best runner at the Mid-American Conference Championship, completing the 6K course in 22:57.3 to place 55th overall.

2009-10 (Sr.): Cross Country - Redshirted . . . Indoor - Redshirted . . . Outdoor - Logged a season-best time of 18:19.98 in the 5,000m run at the Stan Lyons Invitational . . . placed 18th in the 10,000m run at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a season-best time of 39:12.77 . . . both efforts ranked as the second-best individual times for Ball State over the course of the season.

2008-09 (Jr.): Cross Country - Competed in four meets for Ball State . . . notched a season-best 5K time of 19:07.3 at the Mid-American Conference Championships . . . helped BSU to a third-place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates (19:36; 5K) . . . Indoor - Tallied a season-fast time in the 3,000m at the IWU Invitational (10:55.37) finishing third . . . placed tenth in the 5,000 (18:41.19) at the Gladstein Invitational . . . Outdoor - Redshirted

2007-08 (So.): Cross Country - Placed 13th at the Indiana Intercollegiates (18:32.63; 5K) . . . helped BSU to a fifth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (18:49; 5K) . . . recorded BSU's third-best time at the MAC Championships, finishing 30th (18:38.6; 5K) . . . Indoor - Finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Bowling Green Quad clocking in with a season-best time of 18:52.03 . . . Outdoor - Placed second in the 10,000m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (38:49.18) . . . tallied second-place finish in the 10,000m at the Dave Rankin Invitational . . . posted a season-best time in the 5,000m finishing seventh at the Stan Lyons Invitational (18:14.58) . . . finished 13th in the 10,000m at the MAC Championships with a season-best time of 37:57.67

2006-07 (Fr.): Cross Country - Finished 24th at the Falcon Invitational (19:01) . . . helped the team place fifth at the MAC Championship with a 30th-place time of 21:38 (6K) . . . Indoor - Recorded her best 3,000m time at the Ball State Quadrangular finishing in 10:40.37 . . . finished 14th at the MAC Championships in the 5,000m (18:05.84) . . . Outdoor - Top BSU performer in the 10,000m . . . placed 16th at the MAC Championships in the 10,000m (39:29.49) . . . recorded a ninth-place finish at the Toledo Team Challenge in the 3,000m (10:36.60)

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track and field at Bremen . . . First Team All-State in 200m dash . . . finished 14th in the state meet . . . four-time All-Conference . . . conference champion two years . . . set a course record at the South Bend Sectional meet with a time of 14:43.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kelsey Jane Nielsen . . . born June 4, 1987, in Valparaiso, Ind. . . . daughter of Curtis and Lois Nielsen . . . has two brothers Austin and Jared.
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bremen, Ind.
High School: Bremen
Experience: 3 Letters
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