Head cross country coach Greg Hipp gives tips on running in the summer heat
2013:Competed in four meets in 2013... Ran a season-best 5K time of 18:37.33 at the Illinois State Invitational (9-13), placing 23rd... Took fourth place at the NIU Open (9-6), clocking in at 19:56.44... Capped the year with a 70th place finish at the MAC Championships (11-2) with a 23:34.88 clip... Missed two meets due to injury.
2012:Competed in six meets during the 2012 season... Shattered her PR in the 5K at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational (9-29) with a time of 18:52.00, topping her previous best by nearly two minutes... Posted a new career-best 6K time at the Bradley Classic (10-12), running a 22:12.00 clip to take 43rd overall... Finished fourth at the UIC Opener (9-1), completing NIU's one-through-four sweep and clinching the team title for the Huskies... Claimed 47th place at the MAC Championships.
2011: One of four Huskies to compete in all seven meets during the season... Raced to a season-best 5K time of 20:48.70 at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront (10-1)... Posted a career-best 6K time at the Bradley Classic (10-14) with a clip of 23:33.24... Finished in the top four among NIU runners at each of the team's seven meets.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Onalaska High School who also served as captain of the track & field and cross country teams her junior and senior years... Team tied for first at the Wisconsin state cross country meet her senior year, while finishing second as a sophomore and sixth her freshman season... Named the Mississippi Valley Conference's Athlete of the Conference as a junior... Won state titles in the 4x800 relay her her sophomore and junior seasons, in addition to taking second as a freshman and third as a senior... Three-time first team and two-time second team all-conference honoree in her career... Holds school record in the 4x800 relay and the conference record in the 4x400... Participated in the Midwest Distance Gala all four years in high school.
Personal: Daughter of Wayne and Carlan Burr... Born on Dec. 12, 1992, in Lacrosse, Wis... Undecided on a major... Full name is Jamie Ann Burr... Has one sister, Nicole, who ran cross country and track at Marquette... Founded the Onalaska High School knitting club... Enjoys painting and drawing... Admires Steve Prefontaine