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Christina Nelson
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Little Silver, N.J.
High School: Red Bank Regional HS

2009 OUTDOOR TRACK - Had season-best and Maryland's best time of the season in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.61, placing second at the Mason Outdoor Invitational... Time ranks eighth all-time at Maryland... placed tenth at the Bison Outdoor Classic in the 800 at 2:15.32... had Terps' best time of the season at 1,500 meters with a 4:31.72, finished first at the Maryland Invitational, Terps' eighth-best time on the books... placed 15th at the ACC Championships in the 1,500 with a time of 4:40.46... placed second at the Maryland Invitational in the 1,500 at 4:39.19.

2009 INDOOR TRACK - Had season-best time in the mile of 4:56.88 at the ACC Championships prelims, Terps' ninth-best time ever... finished 8th at the ECAC Championship final in the mile at 4:57.04... finished first at 5:01.26 in the Virginia Tech Invitational at the mile... finished second at the Maryland Invitational in the 800 with a time of 2:16.47... had Maryland's four best times in the mile all season... was a member of distance medley relay team that placed first in the Virginia Tech Elite at 11:43.1, Maryland's second-best time... had Terps' 10th-best all time mark at the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:57.82 when she placed second at the Patriot Games.

2008 CROSS COUNTRY - Did not compete.

2008 OUTDOOR TRACK - Placed 5th in the 800 at both the Mason Invitational (2:17.03) and Maryland Invitational (2:18.09)... competed in the 1,500 meters and finished 21st at the Florida Relays in 4:46.02, and at the ACC Championships with a time of 4:49.25 ... placed 17th at the Shamrock Invitational in 4:54.10...finished the 3,000 meters at the Shamrock Invitational in 10:36.42, placing 6th... was a member of the 4x800 relay team that placed 3rd at the Penn Relays with a time of 8:54.45.

2008 INDOOR TRACK - Placed 25th in the 800 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 2:19.40... ran the mile in 5:05.22 at the Penn State National Invite, finishing 5th... was a member of the distance medley relay team that qualified for the IC4A at the ACC Championships, placing 8th in 11:58.44

2007 CROSS COUNTRY - Participated in four of Maryland's six events... Best finish was an 18th at the George Mason Invitational, covering 6K in 23:27.4 and placing fourth among her team... Also fourth among Terrapin finishers at the ACC Championships at Virginia, where she was 63rd overall (23:34.6)... Best 6K time of the season (22:25) came with a 39th-place finish overall and seventh on the team as the Terps won the team title at the Leopard Invitational at Lafayette.

2007 OUTDOOR TRACK - Had the Terps' top time in the 1,500 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational, where she placed 20th with a time of 4:44.20... placed 14th at the Onesty/Abramson Invitational with a time of 4:49.38... finished ninth in the 800 meters at the Patriot Open, posting a time of 2:17.66... ran a 2:22.72 at the Maryland Invitational and placed 18th... was a member of Maryland's ECAC-qualifying 4x800 relay team that placed 14th at the Penn Relays.

2007 INDOOR TRACK - Did not compete.

2006 CROSS COUNTRY - In just her second collegiate race, placed 25th overall out of 316 runners at the Spiked Shoe Invitational with a time of 22:37.1, fourth best on the team... finished 58th overall and fourth on the team at the ACC Championship with a time of 23:23.5... placed fourth among Terrapins at the Great Meadows Invitational and the ECAC Championships.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Member of the national champion and record-breaking distance medley team at the Penn Relays... first-team all-state in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track... cross country county champion... Arcadia Invitational champion in the 4 x mile... also lettered twice in soccer ... member of the Spanish Honor Society... high school coach was Geoff Harrison... Has a 2:15 mark in the 800 and a 4:54 mile... came to Maryland to be part of "an up and coming program with very talented young runners."

PERSONAL - Daughter of Angela and James Nelson ... has two older sisters and a younger sister ... lists favorite athlete as Steve Prefontaine... will major in kinesiology.


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