Feature on Christina Monson's Story:
"When Life Gives You Lemons..." - by NIU Newsroom
2015-16: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete.
2014-15: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete.
2013-14: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete.
High School: Four-time conference champion in cross country and a multi-time individual conference champion in track with Albert Lea High School... Qualified for the Minnesota state track meet each season with the Tigers... Named the team's cross country MVP five times... Advanced to the Minnesota state cross country meet each season at ALHS... Won the 2012 Big 9 Conference title, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:08.20... Placed in the top nine at all but two cross country meets she competed in during the 2012 season... Took sixth in the 3200 meters and 12th in the 1600 meters at the 2012 Minnesota Class 2A State Championship... Won the 1600 meters state title in 2011 with a mark of 4:59.29... Took third at the 2011 state meet in the 3200 meters... Placed sixth and third in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters, respectively, at state as a freshman... Began competing on Albert Lea's varsity cross country squad in eighth grade... Named to the academic all-state team in cross country and track & field... Competes in triathlons during the summer months.
Personal: Born April 16, 1995, in Albert Lea, Minn... Daughter of Maurie and Debbie Monson... Intends on majoring in kinesiology...Active community volunteer with the Salvation Army and at church.