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Natalie Rasmussen
  Natalie Rasmussen


Port Orchard, Wash.

High School:
South Kitsap HS




Junior - 2003-04: (Cross Country) Competed in all six of TU's meets . . . was Tulsa's No. 2 runner in the final four events of the season . . . posted three top-20 finishes on the season, including a pair of 11th place performances at the Hurricane Festival and Fayetteville Invitational . . . finished 18th at the WAC Championships with a season-best time of 18:23 for the 5,000-meter event . . . (Indoor) Competed in four meets . . . had her best finish of the indoor season with a third at J.D. Martin Invitational in the 3,000-meters. . .her best time of season for the 3,000-meters was 10:19.01 at WAC Indoor Championship . . . (Outdoor) Competed in six meets . . . ran in one 1,500-meter race and posted a time of 4:55.80 . . . reduced her 3,000-meter time with a time of 10:25.38 at the John McDonnell Invitational . . . improved her 5,000 meters time to 17:28.69 at WAC Championships . . . finished in first place at the Hurricane Invitational in the 5,000 meter run as well as at the Tulsa Duels in the 3,000-meter run . . . recorded a career-best time in the 10,000-meters with a mark of 36:37.67 at the WAC Championships.

Sophomore (2002-03): (Cross Country) Competed in all seven meets . . . posted an 11th-place finish with a time of 18:26 in the 5,000-meter run at the WAC Championships . . . turned in a personal-best in the 6,000-meter run with a time of 21:51.17 at the NCAA Midwest Regional . . . (Indoor) Competed in four events . . . posted a season-best 5:17.91 in the mile run at the Oklahoma Classic and a time of 1:34.89 in the 5,000-meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Competed in four events . . . notched three top-10 performances . . .posted a personal-best 10:29.94 in the 5,000-meter run at the John McDonnell Invitational . . . also set personal-bests in the 5,000-meter run at the TCU Invitational with a time of 18:13.62 and in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 36.58.48 at the Drake Relays.

Freshman (2001-02): (Cross Country) Competed in all seven meets . . . posted five top-20 finishes including three top-10 performances. . . finished sixth at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 11:44 . . . helped lead the Golden Hurricane to its first WAC Championship with a 19th place finish. (Indoor) Competed in six meets . . . placed second in the 3,000-meter run at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . posted the team's second-best time for the mile run with a time of 5:14.76 . . . clocked a time career-best times of 10:17.93 in the 3,000-meter run and a time of the 17:32.08 in the 5,000-meter run . . . finished sixth at the Missouri Invitational in the mile run and at the Iowa State Classic in the 5,000 meters. (Outdoor) Competed in two meets . . . finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run at the UALR Invitational . . . placed 11th in the 10,000-meter run at the Texas Relays . . . clocked a time of 10:41.25 in the 3,000-meters and a time of 38:26.50 in the 10,000m.

High School: Helped lead South Kitsap High School to a league and district championship . . . won a league championship in the 3,200-meters and finished second in the 3,200-meters at districts as a junior and senior . . . qualified for the state track championships and the cross country championships three consecutive years . . . finished 15th at the Great American Cross Country Festival as a senior. . . was a National Principal's Scholar award recipient and graduated in the top five-percent of her class.

Personal: English major . . . daughter of Jerry and Debbie Rasmussen . . . born April 19, 1983.