Carly Pederson
Carly  Pederson


Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community




Four Huskies Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Kelsey Hildreth led the way with her perfect 4.0 GPA


Hildreth, Hibser Earn All-MAC as Huskies Post Historic Finish at MAC Championships

Kelsey Hildreth and Ericka Hibser helped the Huskies post their best-ever MAC finish.


Huskies Show Strength, Claim Second at Illini Challenge

Three Huskies finished in the Top 10 of the race.


Huskies Open 2015 Season at Illini Challenge

NIU will face Illinois and Missouri in Urbana on Friday.


Huskies Primed for Breakout 2015 Campaign

New head coach Adrian Myers leads the Huskies into the 2015 cross country season.

2015: Opened the 2015 campaign with a 13th-place finish at the Illini Challenge (Sept. 4) in a 5K time of 19:38.5, her best effort since 2013... Finished 62nd at the Illinois State Invite (Sept. 11) with a 5k time of 19:31.3... Finished with a 6k time of 24:05 at the Griak Invitational (Sept. 26)...Finished 38th at the MAC Championships (Oct. 31) with a personal best 6k time of 22:25.7...Finished 119th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 14) with a 6k time of 22:24.3.

Competed in every race for the Huskies...Raced Sept. 12 at the Forest Park Festival 5K (20:16), Oct. 4 at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (19:43.99), Oct. 17 at the Bradley Classic 6K (23:18.4)...Also helped the Huskies finish ninth at the MAC Championships (23:20) on Nov. 1...Set her personal 6K record at the NCAA Midwest Regional race (22:34.8) on Nov. 14...Academic All-MAC honoree.

2013: Competed at six meets as a freshman...Placed fifth at the NIU Open (9-6) with a time of 19:57.84...Posted her best 5K time of the season at the Illinois State Invitational (9-13), crossing the finish line at 19:08.81 to claim 16th place...Ran her best 6K time of the season at the Bradley Classic (10-18) with a 22:58.00 clip to place 60th...Took 88th place at the MAC Championships (11-2) with a time of 24:13.32.

High School: Four-time state cross country meet qualifier and three-time conference champion with Normal Community High School...Four-time all-conference selection with the Ironmen...Ranked as the 12th-best senior among all classes in 2012...Holds Normal Community's school record in three mile cross country with a time of 17:15...Placed 28th at the 2012 Illinois Class 3A State Cross Country Championship, crossing the finish line at 17:15...Won the Class 3A Normal Sectional cross country meet with a time of 17:36...Took 12th place at the Illinois state track & field championships in the 1600 meters... Earned third place finishes in the 1600 meters and 4x800 relay at the Big 12 Indoor Conference Championships as a junior...Claimed a second place finish in the 3200 meters at the conference outdoor meet for the Ironmen...Named the team's cross country MVP each of the past four seasons...Member of the National Honor Society and high honor roll selection each year at NCHS.

Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1994, in Bloomington, Ill...Daughter of Curtis and Nancy Pederson...Plans on majoring in pre-medicine.

5K Time (Event-Date) 6K Time (Event-Date)
2013 19:08.81 (Illinois State Invitational - 9/13) 22:58.00 (Bradley Classic - 10/18)
2014 19:43.99 (Greater Louisville Classic - 10/4) 22:34.80 (NCAA Midwest Regional - 11/14)
2015 19:31.3 (Illinois State Invite - 9/11) 22:24.3 (NCAA Midwest Regional - 11/14/15)
Personal Best
19:08.81 (Illinois State Invitational - 9/13/13) 22:24.3 (NCAA Midwest Regional - 11/14/15)
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