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