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Christine E. Talhelm
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Franklin Central
Major: Elementary Education
Experience: 3 Letters
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Christine Talhelm
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 11/25/2008

2010-11 (Jr.): Cross Country - Competed in six of BSU's seven meets ... the Cardinals' fifth-best runner at the Mid-American Conference Championship with a career-fast 6K time of 23:34.7 to place 71st overall ... turned in a season-best 5K time of 19:35 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Indoor - Led the squad in the 800m dash with a time of 2:18.28 which was logged at the MAC Indoor Championships ... added BSU's fastest 600m run time of the year by clocking in at 1:37.89 at the Gladstein Invitational ... Outdoor- Placed fourth in the 800m run at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:13.44 ... posted BSU's season-best effort in the 800m run at the Stan Lyons Invitational with a career-best clocking of 2:12.00 ... ran the third leg for the eighth-place 4x400m relay at the MAC Championships ... added a season-best time of 28.71 in the 200m dash at the Polar Bear Invitational.

2009-10 (So.): Cross Country - Competed in all five BSU meets ... BSU's second-fastest runner in the weather-shortened 3K Ohio University Invitational (11:35.22) ... the Cardinals' third-best performer in every other meet ... posted a career-fast 5K time of 19:26 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... top 6K performance (24:31.3) at the MAC Championships ... Indoor - Member of the seventh-place 4x400m relay (3:56.02) and eighth-place distance medley relay (12:08.42) at the MAC Championships, helping the Cardinals earn three points ... turned in BSU's fastest 800m run of the season with a career-best effort of 2:14.87 at the Ball State Quadrangular ... Outdoor - Tallied a season-fast time of 2:20.63 in the 800m run at the Pacesetter Invitational ... added a season-best clocking of 5:22.16 in the 1,500m run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... both efforts ranked sixth on the squad.

2008-09 (Fr.): Cross Country - Redshirted ... Indoor - Delivered a personal-fast time in the 800m (2:21.89) while placing fifth at the BSU Quadrangular ... ran to a third-place finish in the 800m (2:24.74) at the IWU Invitational ... at the Gladstein Invitational, she finished fifth in the 600m (1:40.75) and was a member of the 4x400m relay squad that finished fourth (3:57.57) ... Outdoor - Earned BSU's second-best time of the season in the 800m (2:16.72), placing 14th at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... claimed a third-place clocking of 2:20.14 in the 800m at the Miami Invitational ... used her second-best 800m time of the season to finish 15th (2:17.99) at the MAC Championships ... BSU's top runner in the 800m at the Stan Lyons Invitational (2:19.76) in a seventh-place effort.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track &d field at Franklin Central ... all-conference in cross country for four years ... holds personal-best in the 5K at a time of 19:20 ... placed third in the 800m at 2008 state meet ... two-time all-conference member in the 800m ... clocked in school records in the 400m (59.7) and 800m (2:15.4).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jim and Ann Talhelm ... full name is Christine Elizabeth Talhelm ... has four brothers, Mike, Joe, Robbie, and Nathan ... has five sisters, Kim, Jill, Julia, Carolyn, and Brooke ... born January 14, 1990, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... majoring in elementary education.