Wildcats with one more week to prepare for Big Ten Championships
2014: Participated in six races, earning invites to both the Big Ten and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Posted her best 5K time of 18:45.1 at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rose Invitational, finishing second for the Wildcats and 26th overall (Oct. 11) ... Recorded her best 6K time of 22:15.8 at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, good for sixth on the team (Nov. 14) ... Crossed in 22:30 at the Big Ten Championships hosted by Iowa ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Participated in four races ... Achieved a season-low 5K time of 18:57 at the Illini Open, where she came in fourth on the team and 14th overall (Oct. 25) ... Also ran a 5K effort of 19:01.3 at the Lucian Rosa Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree.
2012: Did not compete in any meets as a freshman.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and team captain as a senior ... Three-time all-state performer, two-time semi-state champion, winner of four regional and three sectional individual championships ... Three-time Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference champ ... Placed eighth at 2011 NXN Midwest meet ... Helped Carmel place fifth at 2011 Nike Cross Country Nationals and win three Indiana state championships (2008, 2010-11) ... Team was state runner-up in 2009 ... Career-best 5K cross country time of 17:50 ... Recipient of IHSAA Mental Attitude award ... Competed for Indiana in Mid-East Cross Country all-star meet, leading the Hoosier state to the title ... In track, won indoor state championship in 3,200-meter race and was the state runner-up in outdoor as a junior, running a 10:52.6 ... National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society member ... Academic All-State in cross country and track.
Personal: Born Renee Hagen Wellman ... Daughter of Patty Hagen and Curt Wellman ... Ran alongside fellow Northwestern cross country recruit Allison Jacobsen since sixth grade ... Majoring in social policy with a minor in environmental policy and culture.