Susana Martinez
Susana Martinez


Chicago, Ill.

High School:

XC/ Long Distance

2006 Highlights: Took 33rd at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships with a season-low time of 19:27...UIC's top performer in the 1,500-meter while also competing in the 5,000-meter during the outdoor campaign...posted a pair of top 10 finishes at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, placing seventh in career-best times in both the 1,500-meter (4:50.07) and 5,000-meter (18:23.11) events...competed in the mile run, as well as the 3,000- and 5,000-meter races during the indoor season...owned the team's second-best indoor mile time of 5:23.68, set at the UWM Tune-Up on Feb. 17...placed ninth at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:39.56...took second in the 5,000-meter race at the Carthage Invite on Feb. 4 with a time of 19:40.49.

2005 Highlights: Picked up UIC's second-fastest indoor time in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:38.31 at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...tied with teammate Jenni Goebel for the third-fastest time in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:27.39, set at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-Up...owns UIC's second-fastest, outdoor time in the 5,000-meter run (18:44.27), set at the Jerry England Invitational.

2004 Highlights: Began collegiate career in style with a win at the UIC Home Opener on Aug. 30th, running the two-mile course in 11:41...ran her first 5K as a Flame at the Bradley Open on Sept. 12th with a mark of 18:57 that was third-best on the team and her best time of the fall...turned in the team's second-best time at the Central Collegiate Championships on Sept. 26th by running an 18:52 that qualified for 20th overall...finished with a 19:16 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational...completed the 5,000-meter UW-Parkside Invitational in 19:26...ran a 20:28.84 at the Horizon League Championships...closed out her rookie cross country campaign with a 24:11 at the 6,000-meter NCAA District V Championships...owns UIC's second-fastest, indoor times in both the 1,000-meter run (3:20.87), set at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular and the 3,000-meter run (10:56.56), set at the EIU Mega Meet...raced to a personal-best mark of 5:36.76 in the 1-mile run at the Chicago Pentangular...picked up UIC's third-fastest, indoor time in the 800-meter run (2:42.60) at the Doug Raymond Invitational...earned UIC's third-fastest, outdoor time in the 1,500-meter run (5:06.37) at the Horizon League Championships.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letter winner in cross country at Maria...2002 Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year for cross country...four-time All-Conference Honorable Mention...four-time Most Valuable Player for cross country team...two-time state qualifier...also lettered two years in soccer as a forward/midfielder and holds the school record for goals scored (83)...daughter of Julio and Irene Martinez...born on August 23, 1985...major is elementary education.

Career Best Indoor Times
800-Meter Run: 2:42.60 (1/31/04)
1,000-Meter Run: 3:20.87 (2/21/04)
1-Mile Run: 5:23.68 (2/17/06)
3,000-Meter Run: 10:38.31 (2/27/05)
5,000-Meter Run: 19:40.49 (2/4/06)

Career Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run: 4:50.07 (5/12/06) 5,000-Meter Run: 18:23.11 (5/11/06)