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     Susie Martinez
    Susie Martinez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Maria

    Event:
    Distance


    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          5:32.66           1/8/05
    3,000-Meter Run    10:38.31          2/27/05
    

    2005 Top Indoor Times 1-Mile Run 5:27.39 2/18/05 3,000-Meter Run 10:38.31 2/27/05

    Career Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run 5:06.54 4/10/04 5,000-Meter Run 18:44.27 3/26/05

    2005 Top Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run 5:07.21 5/7/05 5,000-Meter Run 18:44.27 3/26/05