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Khristina Kanagy

Class: Senior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-2

Previous School: Watauga HS

Hometown: Boone, N.C.

2012 Cross Country (Sr.)
• Served as Liberty's No. 2 runner throughout the season
• Earned All-Big South honors for the second straight year with a 7th-place finish at the conference meet
• Broke 18:00 for the first time in a cross country 5K with a 17:44 clocking at the Notre Dame Invitational
• Closed her collegiate cross country career with a career-best 61st-place showing at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Placed second in the Big South 10K final and took fourth in the 5K
• Her personal-best 10K time of 36:33.99 at the Big South meet ranks her No. 4 in program history
• Clocked an outdoor personal-best 17:36.99 in the Raleigh Relays 5K, moving to No. 6 on Liberty's all-time outdoor list
• Won the 1,500 at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, in a personal-best time of 4:43.05

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Won her first Big South title, thanks to a 17:43.09 clocking in the 5K
• Also earned All-Big South honors with a third-place 3K finish
• Posted a personal-best 5K time of 17:27.13 to place 14th in the ECAC final and claim the No. 8 spot in program history

2011 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Served as Liberty's No. 2 runner throughout the season
• Earned All-Big South recognition by placing sixth at the conference meet in a cross country 5K season-best effort of 18:01
• Posted a 35th-place finish at the ECAC meet
• Came in 105th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Placed ninth in the Big South 5K final
• Ran a season-best 5K time of 17:40.35 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier
• Season-best 1,500 effort, 4:48.01, came at the Radford Invitational

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Stepped up with a key seventh-place finish in the Big South 5K, late in the meet
• During that 5K, she recorded a season-best time of 18:03.23

2010 Cross Country (So.)
• Came in 12th overall and fourth among the Big South champion Lady Flames at the conference meet
• Teamed up with Jennifer Klugh to form the winning team at the season-opening Virginia Tech Cross Country Relays
• Crossed the line 90th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, in a 6K personal-best time of 22:23.5

2010 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Finished ninth in the Big South 10K
• Ran a 39:14.35 in her 10K debut at the Shamrock Invitational

2009-10 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Crossed the line 10th in the Big South 5K final

2009 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Posted a 25th-place Big South finish
• Clocked a 5K season-best time of 19:13.5 at the Hagan Stone Park Classic, finishing 13th overall and fourth on the team
• Paired with another red-haired freshman, Taylor Bowles, for ninth place at the season-opening Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay

Prep
• Graduated from Watauga High School
• Placed 10th at the North Carolina Class 4A state cross country meet in 2008
• Her individual effort helped Watauga finish third as a team
• Also played lacrosse at Watauga

Personal
• Daughter of the late Jim and Karen Kanagy
• Health promotions major
• Birthday is Nov. 15

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,500 – 4:40.18
Mile – 5:25.13 (indoor)
3K – 10:01.66 (indoor)
5K – 17:00.93
10K – 35:21.97

Big South Individual Titles (1)
2012 Indoor 5K

All-Big South Honors (9)
2011 Cross Country – 6th
2012 Indoor 3K - 3rd
2012 Indoor 5K - 1st
2012 Outdoor 10K - 2nd
2012 Cross Country – 7th
2013 Indoor 3K - 2nd
2013 Indoor 5K - 2nd
2013 Outdoor 5K - 2nd
2013 Outdoor 10K - 2nd