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UND W Cross Country BIO
Megan Kienholz
Player Profile:
Megan Kienholz 1659538
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minn.
High School: Centennial High School
Major: Elementary Education

2016-17
Cross Country (Senior): Earned fourth letter.

2015-16
Cross Country (Junior): Earned 2015 Big Sky Conference Fall All-Academic Team honors … Named to UND’s Fall 2015 President’s Roll of Honor … Ran in all six meets … Logged a time of 19:45.2 and finished 12th at the UND Ron Pynn Classic … Her best time away from home came at the SDSU Classic, where she clocked a time of 20:18.42 and placed 43rd … Earned third letter. 

Indoor (Junior): Named to the Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team … Competed in the distance medley relay at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship … Team earned the sixth spot in UND history with their run of 12:37.30 … Ran a PR 800-meters time of 2:15.01 at the Jim Emmerich Invitational. 

Outdoor (Junior): Named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team … Competed in the Big Sky Outdoor Championship in the 800-meters … Ran her season-best time in that event (2:14.91) at the Jim Duncan Invitational … Won the 800-meters at the Al Cassell Relays … Earned third letter. 

2014-15
Cross Country (Sophomore): Named to both UND’s Dean’s List and President’s Roll of Honor during the fall semester … Ran a season-best 5K time of 19:12.32 at the Ron Pynn Cross Country Classic … Earned second letter. 

Indoor (Sophomore): Named to Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team. 

Outdoor (Sophomore): Named to both UND’s Dean’s List and President’s Roll of Honor during the winter semester … Placed third in the 800-meters at the Drake Alternative Meet with a time of 2 minutes, 17.03 seconds … Finished fourth in her section of the 800-meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational … Ran a time of 2:15.88 …Earned second letter. 

2013-14
Cross Country (Freshman):  Named UND cross country’s Freshman of the Year … Ran in five meets as a freshman … Competed in the Big Sky Conference Championship and ran a 5K PR time of 19 minutes, 29.1 seconds … Made her collegiate debut at North Dakota State’s Bison Open with a 4K time of 16:28.19 .. Earned first letter. 

Indoor (Freshman): Member of UND’s distance medley relay that placed eighth at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship … Time of 12:40.18 was the fifth-fastest DMR in UND history. 

Outdoor (Freshman): Named to UND’s Spring 2014 Dean’s List … Ran a 200-meters PR at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific … Her time of 2:15.06 topped her heat and placed her 21st out of 69 overall runners … Earned first letter. 

Before UND
A 2013 graduate of Centennial High School ... Lettered a combined eight times in cross country and track as a prep ... Earned all-conference honors in track each year from eighth grade through her senior year ... Was an all-conference honoree in cross country as a senior and junior ... Also earned an all-conference honorable mention nod in cross country as a sophomore. 

Personal
Majoring in elementary education ... Daughter of Dean and Sarah Kienholz.

 

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