UCSD Cross Country BIO
 Karina Carstens

CCAA All-Academic ... All-CCAA for her 15th-place effort (22:21.3) at CCAA Championships ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... CCAA Runner of the Week (9/27) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/26) ... Ran in six races ... Took third at the CPP Preview Meet with a time of 14:32.2 over four kilometers ... Was the second Triton to cross the finish line at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing 41st with a time of 22:31.1 ... Placed eighth at the UCSD Triton Classic in the 8K with a time of 22:31.6. 

All-CCAA for her 13th-place effort (22:02.5) at CCAA Championships ... CCAA Freshman of the Year as first freshman finisher ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Runner of the Week (9/22) ... Ran in six races, scoring in all six ... Took 14th at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 18:34.32 over five kilometers ... Was the first Triton to cross the finish line at the Southern Stampede, running 17:37.47 for five kilometers.

A 2015 graduate of Exeter High School ... Two-time All-Central Sequoia League honoree ... Helped team to a CIF Central Valley Section championship ... Was also a member of the swimming and soccer teams for the Monarchs.

Born May 13 in Bakersfield ... Parents are Steven and Kimberly Carstens ... Has an older sister named Alisa and a younger brother named Dane ... Political science - American politics major at Roosevelt College with aspirations of becoming a lawyer ... Hobbies include watching Netflix, reading and spending time with family and friends ... Loves carrots and watermelon ... Once ate so many carrots that her skin turned orange.

Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Exeter, CA
High School: Exeter HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: International Studies
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