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2008 Women's Cross Country Roster

Julie Northrup

Vero Beach, F la.
Vero Beach High School
Julie Northrup

Major: Business Administration

Track Events: 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m and 3,000m Steeplechase


Highlights: SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2006-07 Two top-10 finishes Personal bests of 18:16 (5K) and 21:42.86 (6K).


2008: Scored for the Gators at the SEC Championship with a career-best 6K time of 21:42.86, finishing 26th overall Recorded a second career top-10 finish, placing seventh at the Mountain Dew Invitational.


2007: Competed in three races ... Recorded a season-best 5K time of 18:16.13 at the Tiger Invitational.


2006: Competed in three varsity races and one "B" team race Scored in the first race of the season, finishing seventh overall and fifth among Gators at the Tampa Early Bird Classic Finished third with a career-best time of 18:16 in the Notre Dame Invitational "B" race Ran for the Gators at the SEC Championship, clocking a 6K time of 22:04.41, a then-personal best.


Track Highlights: All-SEC Outdoor second team in 2009 Placed second at the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase, recording the third-best time in UF history Also took second in the same event at the 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays Personal bests of 4:34.15 (o1,500), 9:48.89 (i3,000m), 17:27.67 (o5,000m) and 10:31.59 (steeple).


Prep: Coached by Ryan Kelly Finished in the top 10 in the state in cross country in 2004 (eighth) and 2005 (sixth) Earned All-State cross country honors three years Named the Scripps Treasure Coast Girls Runner of the Year in 2004 and 2005 Earned five top-10 finishes at the state track and field meet in the 4x800m relay, 1,600m and 3,200m Left with school records in the 5K, 1,600m and 3,200m.


Personal: Daughter of Jim and Sharon Northrup Has an older brother, Ben Is involved in church and has been on two mission trips to the Bahamas Volunteers with the Vero Beach Humane Society Chose Florida for its reputation, size and because team members all seemed like they were motivated, dedicated and loved running.


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