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Jacy Christiansen

Class: Senior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-3

Previous School: Mascenic Regional HS

Hometown: New Ipswich, N.H.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 - 2:15.52
1,000 - 3:05.30 (Indoor)
1,500 - 4:33.84
Mile - 4:53.40 (Indoor)
3K - 9:38.90 (Indoor School Record)
5K - 16:45.99
10K - 36:24.50

Big South Individual Titles (3)
2013 Indoor 3K
2014 Outdoor 5K
2014 Cross Country

All-Big South Honors (11)
2012 Indoor 3K - 2nd
2012 Cross Country – 8th
2013 Indoor 3K - 1st
2013 Indoor Mile - 3rd
2013 Outdoor 5K - 3rd
2013 Cross Country - 3rd
2014 Indoor Mile - 2nd
2014 Indoor 3K - 3rd
2014 Outdoor 5K - 1st
2014 Outdoor 10K - 2nd
2014 Cross Country - 1st

2014 Cross Country (Sr.)
• Big South All-Academic Team
• Big South individual champion, becoming just the third Lady Flame (also Heather Sagan and Jennifer Klugh) ever to finish first at the conference meet and be named Big South Runner of the Year
• Defeated NCAA national qualifiers Letitia Saayman and Kyla Van Graan to win the Big South title, clocking a 5K course-record time of 17:37.64 in the rain. That was the third-fastest time ever recorded by a Lady Flame at the Big South Championship.
• Became the seventh Lady Flame ever to earn three All-Big South honors in cross country
• Closed out her season with her best-ever finish (47th place) at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship in a 6K personal-best time of 21:19.0
• Won the 5K blue race at the Greater Louisville Classic in a 5K personal-best clocking of 17:32.09
• Her 11th-place finish in the white race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational was the best-ever placement by a Lady Flame at that meet.
• Named Big South Runner of the Week on Sept. 30 after placing 23rd at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Served as the Lady Flames' No. 1 runner in all seven of her races

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Big South All-Academic Team
• Big South 5K champion and 10K runner-up (in her collegiate 10K debut)
• Posted personal-best times in each of her first four races of the outdoor season, including a 2:15.52 800 at the Virginia Cup, a 4:33.84 1,500 at the Raleigh Relays, a 16:45.99 5K at the Stanford Invitational and a 36:24.50 10K at the Big South Championship
• Became the fourth Lady Flame ever to run a sub-17:00 5K (indoors or outdoors)
• Wrapped up her year with a 21st-place finish in the ECAC 5K final in 16:56.65
• Anchored the Lady Flames to the eighth-fastest distance medley relay time (11:56.54) in school history at the Penn Relays

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Made the Big South All-Academic Team
• Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 22
• Big South runner-up in the mile and third-place finisher in the 3K
• Broke the program record with her 3K time of 9:38.90 at the ECAC meet, which was good for 13th place in the event
• Dropped her mile personal-best to 4:53.40 in the Big South final and lowered her 5K indoor best to 17:00.08 at the Husky Classic

2013 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Big South All-Academic Team member
• Earned All-Big South honors for the second straight year by placing third at the Big South Championship
• Came in 57th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, including second among Big South runners
• Named Big South Runner of the Week on Oct. 2, after recording a season-best 5K time of 17:58.2 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Came in 49th in the white race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational
• Liberty's No. 1 runner in all six of her races on the season

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Her top two races of the season both came on April 20, the final day of the Big South Championship
• Recorded a 1,500-meter season-best time of 4:37.62 for fifth place
• Less than three hours later, helped to seal Liberty's team title with a third-place 5K finish in a season-best 17:26.20
• Came in seventh in the ECAC 3K final

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South All-Academic Team honoree
• Won her first Big South title, with a 10:00.65 time in the 3K
• Also placed third in the Big South mile final, in a season-best 5:05.97
• Dropped her 3K personal best to 9:48.91 at the ECAC meet, placing 14th in the race and moving up to No. 2 in program history

2012 Cross Country (So.)
• Made the All-Big South team in cross country for the first time after placing eighth at the conference meet with a season-best 5K clocking of 18:10.39
• Liberty's No. 4 runner and the 118th-place finisher at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Earned a spot on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Limited to five total races due to injury
• In the 3K, placed 13th at the ECAC meet and 15th at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships
• Made the Big South 1,500-meter final, where she came in 11th

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Scored 18 points in her three events at the Big South meet, placing second in the 3K, fourth in the mile and fourth in the 5K
• Came in 19th in the ECAC 3K final, clocking a Liberty freshman record time of 9:53.19
• Became the sixth Lady Flame ever to run a sub-5:00 indoor mile, with her 4:58.44 effort at the Valentine Invitational
• Led off for a distance medley relay team which ran 11:58.50 at the Hokie Invitational, ranking No. 3 in program history

2011 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Placed 16th overall and second among freshmen at the Big South meet, in a 5K season-best time of 18:37
• Served as Liberty's No. 3 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, coming in 129th overall
• Opened her collegiate career in impressive fashion, placing fourth overall and second among collegiate entrants at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational

Prep
• Graduated from Mascenic Regional High School
• Won 11 New Hampshire Division III individual state championships, including cross country and track & field
• Owns the national age 5 record for the 5K at 23:39
• Personal-best times from high school included 2:18 (800), 4:57 (1,600), 10:38 (3,200) and 17:44 (5K)

Personal
• Daughter of Joshua and Marcia Christiansen
• Six siblings preceded her as collegiate distance runners
• Communications major
• Birthday is on June 15