Meghan Ginter
Meghan Ginter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Waubonsie Valley

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
01/09/1989


Mehan Ginter Q & A

2009: Cross Country - Finished as the top NIU runner twice: at the Illini Challenge (8/29) and the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/19)... placed 21st at the Illini Challenge 4k with a time of 15:54 and took 24th at the IIC 6k in 19:24... scored in all six meets... was the second Huskie across the line at the Roy Griak Invitational 6k, running a 24:38. Indoor - Ran a career-best 5:23.45 mile to take 10th at the Carle/Health Alliance Invite (1/24)... placed sixth with a 10:46.49 3,000m run at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31)... member of the distance medley relay team that placed 11th at MAC Championships (2/27).

2008 Highlights: (Cross Country) Recorded a personal record six-kilometer time of 23:29 at NCAA Regionals (11/10/07)... was the Huskies' top-finisher twice... placed fifth at the Bradley Invitational (9/7/07) 5k with a time of 18:53... ran an 18:31 five-kilometer race at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/14/07), finishing 16th... finished as one of the top-two Huskies in four of six races.

2007 Highlights: (Cross Country) Opened the season with an eighth-place finish on the two-mile course (11:55) at the Elmhurst Early Bird Invitational (9/1/07)...finished fourth (23:42.70) at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational...led the team with a 19th place finish (19:32.03) at the Bradley Open (9/8/07)...named to the Cross Country Academic All-MAC team. (Track & Field) Finished eighth in the 5000-meter run (17:45.60) at the MAC Indoor Championships, earning a point for the team and set a personal best in 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:23.64 (2/24/07)...placed third in the mile (5:22) at the Illinois Invitational (1/13/07)...earned a spot on the All-MAC Academic Team with a 3.94 GPA...owned NIU's fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:28.68) from the Baldy Castillo Invitational (3/17/07)...earned a second-place finish in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (7:21.54) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31/07)...had the team's fastest time in the 1,500-meter run (4:55.37) from the Jack Shaw Classic (4/21/07)...captured the title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:40.86) at the Redbird Classic (4/28/07)...finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:57.90 at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/5/07).

2006 Highlights:Placed third overall in the 3,000-meter run (10:46.28) at the Earlybird Invitational (12/10/05)...finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:09.9) at the Illinois Invitational (4/22/06)...owns NIU's fastest time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a mark of 11:56.72, set at the Kip Janvrin Simpson College Open (4/28/06)...ran a personal-best time of 18:50.96 in the 5,000-meter run at the Chicagoland Championships (4/8/06).

Prep / Personal: Named Waubonsie Valley female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year...four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field...served as team captain for both track and cross country as a senior...earned Most Valuable Runner honors for cross country as a senior...recipient of the Cathy Dodd's Memorial Pride Award (2005) and the Gatorade Desire Pride Award her freshman season (2002)...other accolades during her senior season include: First Team All-Upstate 8 Conference and First Team All-Regional for cross-country...claimed All-Upstate 8 honors for cross country as a sophomore...named to the Academic All-Upstate 8 Conference team three times...was a member of the school-record, 4x800 relay team...ran a personal-best time of 5:31 in the 1-mile run as a senior...Major-Nursing...Birthdate-January 9, 1987.

Personal Records

Indoor
800-meter run 2:35.45 1/28/06
1-mile run 5:16.81 2/16/07
3,000-meter run 10:23.64 2/24/07
5,000-meter run 17:45.60 2/24/07
Outdoor
800-meter run 2:40.08 3/25/06
1,500-meter run 4:55.37 4/21/07
2,000-meter steeplechase 7:51.50 4/13/06
3,000-meter 10:48.13 3/17/07
3,000-meter steeplechase 11:28.68 3/17/07
5,000-meter run 18:50.96 4/8/06
Cross Country
5k 18:31.54 9/14/07
6k 23:26.47 11/11/06