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2011: Ran in four meets, with a season-best 5K time of 19:02 at the Forester Invitational on Sept. 24 ... Placed fourth among Wildcats in the B division race at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 19:09 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Competed in five meets ... Highlights of her season included the Loyola Lakefront Invitational, where she was fourth on the team with a career-best 5K time of 18:41, and the Bradley Classic, placing fourth on NU in 22:40 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: Ran in seven events ... One of NU's most consistent performers, finishing with the team's second-fastest time in the last five events in which she ran ... Finished 11th overall in the DePaul Early Bird Invite (4K) with a time of 15:05.60 (9/4) and ninth in the Huskie Open (5K) with a time of 19:37.54 (9/12) ... Placed 67th overall at the Big Ten Championships (11/1) and 86th in the NCAA Midwest Regionals (11/14) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Participated in four meets in her freshman season, including the Big Ten Championships, in which she ran the third-best time on the team and placed 77th overall (23:13.3)... Also took 77th at the Midwest Regional Championships, good for fourth on the team (22:49.55) ... Top overall finish was at the Loyola Invite where she finished 27th overall.
High School: Three-time team MVP (2004-05,'07) and All-Ohio runner (2005-07) ... Selected to first teams All-Stark County and All-Federal League from 2004-07 ... Four-time state meet qualifier, team finished second in 2005 ... First-team All-Federal League in the 3200-meter run in 2007, 3200-meter relay in 2005 ... Second-team All-Federal League in the 3200-meter run in 2005-06, 3200-meter relay in 2006-07, 1600-meter run in 2006 ... Won 2006 Coach's Award for Leadership ... Honorable mention All-Federal League 3200-meter run in 2006 ... Placed second in the region in the 3200-meter run in 2007 ... Named team's MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Academic All-Ohio in track from 2006-07 ... Academic All-Ohio in cross country from 2005-07 ... Member of the National Honor Society from 2006-08.
Personal: Born Hallie Elizabeth Busta ... Daughter of Rick and Lisa Busta ... Uncle Charles Busta III received his Masters in journalism from Northwestern ... Chose Northwestern over Loyola (Chicago) and Marquette ... Double-majoring in journalism and history.