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     Takshaka Patel
    Takshaka Patel

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    High School:
    Hoffman Estates

    Position:
    XC/Long Distance


    XC 2012: Ran a season-best time of 21:16 in the 5K race at the 2012 Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Oct. 27 ... improved on her 5K time by over 1:40 during the course of the season.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner in cross country and track and field ... guided her team to XC state qualifying appearance in 2010 and 2011 as she finished 27th as an individual ... track team finished third at the state meet her senior season ... two-time conference and sectional medalist ... member of the math team that qualified for the state tournament twice ... given the IHSA Scholar-Athlete award and the Prairie State Achievement award ... named AP Scholar with distinction and Illinois State Scholar ... daughter of Haribhai and Hatel ... sibling named Prey ... enrolled as a Biochemistry major.

    Career-Best Times
    1,600-meter run:
    5:27
    3,200-meter run
    : 11:29
    3-Mile (XC): 18:00