Freshman Andrea Ostenso claims top finishing spot among Wildcats
2013: Competed in five events ... Ran at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and posted a 6K time of 22:10.6, coming in at seventh for the Wildcats and 106th in all competition (Nov. 15) ... Recorded a season-low 5K time of 18:23.8 at the Notre Dame Invitational, where she finished fourth for the 'Cats and 92nd overall (Oct. 4) ... Season-best 6K time of 21:56.44 came at Dartmouth Invitational, running to third-best for the Wildcats and 25th overall (Sep. 14) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Competed in four events as a freshman ... Finished seventh overall and fifth among Northwestern "B" runners with a season-best 5K time of 18:11.37 at the Northern Illinois Open (Nov. 2) ... Ran a season-best 6K time of 22:42 at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Debuted at the season-opening Huskie Open (18:37) and also ran at the prestigious Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in all three seasons (cross country, indoor and outdoor track) ... Four-year qualifier for Massachusetts state meet, placing second in the state as a senior ... Personal-best cross country 5K time of 18:02 ... Named Cross Country Athlete of the Year by Longmeadow in her senior season ... Also a two-time champion in the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference ... Top outdoor times include a 5:03 mile and a 10:56 Placed first in all regular season races in which she competed in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped Longmeadow qualify for states as a team in 2009 and 2011 seasons ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Camille Françoise Blackman ... Daughter of Marie-Hèlene and Gregory Blackman ... Father was a medalist in 1985 Boston Marathon and ran cross country at Centenary College ... Uncle attended Northwestern Law School ... Chose Northwestern over Boston College, Georgetown and Cornell ... Also plays the violin and saxophone ... Anticipated major is undecided.