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Jennifer KlughClass: R-Sophomore
Previous School: Highland HS
Hometown: Centerburg, Ohio
2009-10 (R-Fr.): Served as Liberty's No. 2 runner during most of her first collegiate cross country campaign … her times improved each time she stepped to the starting line, until she ended the year with a 5K personal best of 18:37 and a 6K best of 22:07.1 … ran the Lady Flames' fastest combined time on her two 2.5K legs at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay, 18:41.3 … her relay team, which also included Katie Albright, placed fourth overall in the season-opening meet … placed third in both of her races at Shady Oaks in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Big South Preview and the Big South Championship … closed her year with a 60th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship … On the Track: 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 … during the indoor season, she set three personal bests, joining Liberty's all-time top 10 in each event … those performances included the mile (4:54.13 – No. 4 in Liberty history), 3K (10:07.46 – No. 5) and 5K (17:54.44 – No. 10) … 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 … joined three Liberty top 10 lists during the outdoor season, including the 3K (9:57.03 – No. 3 in Liberty history), 1,500 (4:27.82 – No. 5) and 5K (17:53.43 – No. 9) … Awards Summary: Five All-Big South honors (cross country – 3rd place, indoor mile – 2nd place, indoor 3K – 2nd place, outdoor 1,500 – 3rd place, outdoor 5K – 2nd place) … USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (track & field) ... Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2008-09 (Fr.): Redshirted her freshman cross country season … On the Track: Clocked a season-best 5:14.04 to finish sixth in the mile at the Big South indoor meet … also placed sixth in the Big South outdoor 1,500-meter final … closed her year with a season-best 1,500 time of 4:50.42 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier … Awards Summary: Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
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, finished 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.
Cross Country Personal Bests
10/30/10 – Big South Cross Country Championship
6K: 20:55.5 - School Record
11/13/10 – NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Track Personal Bests
1K: 3:04.12 (indoor)
Mile: 4:54.13 (indoor)
Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2009 (Winston-Salem, N.C.): 3rd place, 18:37 (All-Big South)
2010 (Blacksburg, Va.): 1st place, 17:54.33 (Big South Runner of the Year, All-Big South)
NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2009 (Louisville, Ky.): 60th place, 22:07.1
2010 (Louisville, Ky.): 15th place, 20:55.5 (All-Region)