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    Britta Helwig
    Britta Helwig

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Luther North

    Height:
    5-1



    2009: Participated in five events ... Posted her season-best 5K time of 20:00 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite (5K) (10/3) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Competed in four meets ... Ran at Great American Legends meet (21:12.85) and Loyola Invitational (20:36) ... Top finish was 22nd overall at the Mississippi State 5K (21:11.95) ... Season-best time of 19:43 came on 10/3 in adidas Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten and named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2007: Placed in team's top five in six of team's seven meets ... Ran a personal-best 5K time of 18:59 at the adidas Invitational (9/28) ... Placed 16th overall at the UIC Home Opener with a two-mile time of 12:08 ... Ran to a 38th-place finish at the Fordham Invitational in 20:19 ... Improved time to 19:18 in the next meet at the Illinois Intercollegiates ... Season best 6K time came at the Big Ten Championships with a 22:22.13 ... Finished with a 22:44 at the 6K Bradley Classic and a 22:38 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Scored in five of her six races in an impressive freshman campaign ... Opened season with a ninth place finish at the Chuck Carroll Invitational (9/8) ... Placed 13th at the Toledo Invitational (9/16) ... Scored at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational with a 46th place finish ... Scored for NU in the open race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) ... Turned in 70th place finish at the Big Ten Championships (10/29) ... Finished year with a time of 24:15:82 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/11) ... Best 6K time of 23:21.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner and team MVP on cross country team ... Three-time conference and Class A regional champion ... Three-time all-sectional and Class A all-state selection ... Led Luther to back-to-back regional championships ... Also four-year letterwinner in track and field and soccer and a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... Captain of the soccer team ... Named best defensive player three times in basketball ... Named an Illinois State Scholar ... Also considered Illinois Wesleyan.

    Personal: Born Britta Nicole Helwig ... Daughter of Ted and Dawn Helwig ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.