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Courtney Russo

Class: Junior
Position:
Height: 5-6

Previous School: Fort Myers High School

Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.

Cross Country Personal Bests
5K: 18:24.98
Oct. 12, 2012 – Royal Cross Country Challenge
Charlotte, N.C.

6K: 23:52.14
Nov. 9, 2012 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Charlotte, N.C.

Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2012 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 18th place, 18:45.39

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2012 (Charlotte, N.C.): 198th place, 23:52.14

Top Track Times at Liberty
800: 2:20.96
1,000: 3:04.97
1,500: 4:48.09
Mile: 5:07.23

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Finished 16th in the 1,500-meter prelims at the Big South Championship
• Raced to a personal-best 800 time of 2:20.96 at the Virginia Cup

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Placed 17th in the Big South mile final
• Ran a season-best 5:13.16 for the mile at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2013 Cross Country (So.)
• Limited to just one race due to injury
• Placed 57th overall and 10th among the Lady Flames at the VMI Invitational

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Made the Big South 1,500 final, where she placed 12th
• Season-best 1,500 time of 4:48.09 came at the Raleigh Relays

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Closed out her freshman indoor season with a personal-best 5:07.23 mile clocking, placing fifth in the Big South final

2012 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Finished 18th at the Big South meet, including second among conference freshmen and sixth on the team
• Placed 19th of 251 runners at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational in her first collegiate cross country 5K race
• Season-best 5K time of 18:24.98 happened at the Royal Cross Country Challenge

Prep
• Graduated from Fort Myers High School
• Placed 13th at the 2010 Florida Class 3A state cross country meet, helping Fort Myers finish third as a team
• Teamed up with her sister Katie on Fort Myers' state runner-up 4 x 800 relay team in 2010
• Top track times included 5:06.40 (1,600) and 11:31.89 (3,200)
• Clocked an 18:36 cross country 5K as a junior

Personal
• Daughter of Greg and Marcy Russo
• Older sister Katie was a former member of the Liberty cross country and track & field teams
• Graphic design major
• Birthday is on Nov. 7