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Jennifer Klugh

Class: Senior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Highland HS

Hometown: Centerburg, Ohio

2011 Cross Country (R-Jr.): Successfully defended her Big South individual title with the fastest 5K time a Lady Flame has ever run at the conference meet (17:29) … that was the second-best 5K performance in Liberty women's cross country history and won the race by 17 seconds, earning Klugh Big South Women's Runner of the Year distinction … earlier in the season, she had broken Lori Lingenfelter's 24-year-old program 5K record with a 17:28.3 clocking at the Charlotte Invitational … earned all-region honors for the second year in a row, by virtue of a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship … came in fourth in her first-ever ECAC cross country appearance … tabbed Big South Runner of the Week on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5 … named to the Big South All-Academic Team.

2011 (Jr.): Named Big South Women's Outstanding Track Performer, after scoring 28 points at the indoor conference meet … won both the Big South mile and 3K titles, before finishing second to teammate Dacia Bushman in the 5K … broke the Liberty and Big South indoor 5K records with her 16:56.14 at the Flotrack Husky Classic … placed third in the ECAC mile final … outdoors, ran the 1,500 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet for the second year in a row … captured her first Big South 1,500-meter title and came in second in the 5K … dropped her 1,500 time to 4:27.33 at the ECAC meet, taking ninth place in the final … during the outdoor campaign, moved up to No. 2 in program history for the 3K (9:52.44 at the Shamrock Invitational) and No. 6 for the 5K (17:40.21 at the Big South meet) … made the Big South All-Academic team for indoor track ... three-time Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week (Jan. 26, Feb. 17 & March 10) … Cross Country: Became Liberty's first Big South women's cross country individual champion since Heather Sagan in 2001, garnering Big South Women's Runner of the Year accolades … also the first sophomore since 1995 to be voted Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year … came in 15th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, garnering all-region honors … set the Liberty women's cross country 6K record with her 20:58 effort at the Brooks Paul Short Run and later improved it to 20:55.5 at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship … paired with Khristina Kanagy to win at the season-opening Virginia Tech Cross Country Relays … two-time Big South Women's Runner of the Week (Oct. 6 & Oct. 20) … made both the USTFCCCA and Big South All-Academic teams for cross country and also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors on the track … made the VaSID Academic All-State team … included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2010 (So.): Notched a pair of runner-up finishes at the Big South indoor meet, in the mile and 3K … qualified for the ECAC indoor meet, where she took sixth place in the mile final … carried her success over into the outdoor campaign … finished second in the Big South 5K and third in the 1,500, becoming the only Lady Flame to earn all-conference honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in 2009-10 … finished 10th in the ECAC 1,500-meter final … ran the 1,500 at the first-ever NCAA Preliminary Round meet … led off for the second-fastest distance medley quartet in program history, which clocked 11:32.55 at the Penn Relays … made the USTFCCCA All-Academic team … Cross Country: Fully healthy for the first time in her collegiate career, enjoyed a strong cross country season … earned her first career All-Big South honor with a third-place finish in the conference meet, posting a season-best 5K time of 18:37 … her effort helped the Lady Flames win the Big South team title … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2009 (Fr.): Placed sixth in the Big South mile final indoors and finished in the same spot in the Big South outdoor 1,500 … Big South Presidential Honor Roll member … Cross Country: Redshirted the season, while rehabbing an injury suffered in high school.

Prep: Five-time All-Ohio performer at Highland High School (three cross country, two track & field) … qualified for the Ohio Division II State Cross Country Championship all four years, placing 19th as a sophomore, fourth as a junior and seventh as a senior … at the 2007 Ohio Division II State Track & Field Championship, placed second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200 … valedictorian of her high school class.

Personal: Daughter of Robert and Amy Klugh … majoring in mathematics with teacher licensure … birthday is Aug. 25.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 – 2:14.21
1K – 3:04.12
1,500 – 4:24.16
Mile – 4:51.04 (indoor)
3K – 9:41.33 (also owns indoor school record at 9:44.62) 
5K – 16:48.32 (indoor school record)

Big South Individual Titles (9)
2010 Cross Country
2011 Indoor Mile
2011 Indoor 3K
2011 Outdoor 1,500
2011 Cross Country
2012 Indoor Mile
2012 Indoor 3K
2012 Outdoor 1,500
2012 Outdoor 5K

All-Big South Honors (17)
2009 Cross Country – 3rd
2010 Indoor Mile – 2nd
2010 Indoor 3K – 2nd
2010 Outdoor 1,500 – 3rd
2010 Outdoor 5K – 2nd
2010 Cross Country – 1st
2011 Indoor Mile – 1st
2011 Indoor 3K – 1st
2011 Indoor 5K – 2nd
2011 Outdoor 1,500 - 1st
2011 Outdoor 5K - 2nd
2011 Cross Country - 1st
2012 Indoor Mile - 1st
2012 Indoor 3K - 1st
2012 Indoor 5K - 2nd
2012 Outdoor 1,500 - 1st
2012 Outdoor 5K - 1st