Hanna Kristensen
Hanna  Kristensen


Gresham, Ore.

High School:
Gresham HS




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PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Competed in four races as a freshman ... Posted a 5k best of 22:32.1 at the Titan Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at all eight track meets as a freshman ... Primarily ran the 1,500 meters, competing in the event six times, with a best of 5:36.60 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/13) ... Also did the 800 (2:43.12 at North Florida on 3/1), mile (7:01.06 at Westmont on 2/16) and two-mile (14:25.81 at San Francisco State on 3/29) one time apiece.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gresham (Ore.) High School in 2012 ... Ran four years of track (1,500 and 3,000 meters) and two of cross country ... Was team captain of the cross country team as a senior ... Team placed second in the district in 2011 and was a state participant ... Also lettered in soccer ... Was on the honor roll all four years.

PERSONAL: Born in Portland, Ore. ... Daughter of Dane and Elaine Kristensen ... Has one sister, Erika ... Her father played golf at West Valley Community College and her sister played soccer at Northwest Nazarene University ... Majoring in physics ... Chose Pepperdine because it "was the Goldilocks of my options: it wasn't too big, the people were incredibly friendly and there was the right amount of focus on academics."

FAVORITES: Enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, reading and hiking ... Favorites include Bradley Wiggins (pro athlete), A Farewell to Arms (book), Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie), Avatar: The Last Airbender (movie), Ed Sheeran (musical artist), Scandanavian (food) and cycling (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the encouragement from teammates to push yourself farther than you thought you could."

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