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    Haley Albers
    Haley Albers


    Downers Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove South


    2014: Ran in three events as a freshman ... Posted her best 5K time of 20:05.4 at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational, which put her 12th among Wildcats and 73rd overall (Oct. 11) ... Ran her lone 6K race of the year in 23:42 at the Big Ten Preview Meet in October.

    High School: Named MVP of the Downers Grove South Cross Country team as a senior in 2013 ... Earned All-West Suburban Conference Gold, All-Region and All-Section honors all four years in both cross country and track ... Also qualified for state championship events in both sports each year of competition ... Placed 12th in the 3,200-meter race at the 2013 IHSA 3A state track and field finals and eighth at the Illinois Prep Top Times meet in the 3,200 ... Two-sport team captain ... Helped Downers Grove extend its streak of conference cross country championships to 15 straight years and contributed to a team that finished ninth in the state in cross country ... Earned Presidents' Honor Roll status all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Also an IHSA Scholar and WSC Gold Scholar.

    Personal: Born Haley I. Albers in Huntsville, Ala. ... Daughter of Stephen and Karen Albers ... Brother is a football and track student-athlete at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland ... Head track coach (Egle Staisiunaite) was an Olympian in the 400-meter hurdles from Lithuania ... Participated in numerous community outreach activities, including volunteerism at Hinsdale Hospital, Sunday School teaching and a pair of mission trips ... Chose Northwestern over Boston College, Butler and Cornell ... Plans to major in biomedical engineering.