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Ducks Track & Field BIO
Alexandra Kosinski
Player Profile:
Alexandra Kosinski 115003
Position: Distance
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge
Experience: 3 Letters

Pac-12 Champion (10,000 Meters)
NCAA West Champion (Cross Country)
School Record (5,000 Meters-i)
7-Time All-American

2011-12: Outdoors - Pac-12 10,000 meter champion was an NCAA Championships scorer and also ran one of the fastest 5,000 meters in school history. Following a 1,500 meter tune-up at the Oregon Preview, ran a nation-leading 15:36.90 to win the 5,000 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational. That was the No. 3 time in school history and the fastest 5K by a Duck in 24 years. Claimed her first Pac-12 title by winning the 10,000 meters in 34:19.67. wrapped up her outstanding career by earning her seventh All-America honors at the NCAA Championships by finishing eighth in the 5,000 (16:24.42). Indoors - All-American at 5,000 meters. Ran a season-best 15:47.81 5K at the Husky Classic. Was 14th in the 5,000 at the NCAA Championships (16:24.42). Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Indoors - 5,000 Meters - 15:47.81, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/10/12). Outdoors - 5,000 Meters - 15:36.90 (PR), Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/7/12); 10,000 Meters - 34:19.67 (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/12/12).

2010-11: Outdoors - Redshirt season. Indoors - School record-holder at 5,000 meters. Broke Nicole Blood's year-old UO mark in the 5,000 meters by finishing second at the Husky Classic in 15:44.60. Ran a personal-best 9:08.60 3,000 meters in a runner-up finish to teammate Jordan Hasay at the UW Invitational. Also helped the Ducks win the distance medley relay by anchoring the team that set a Dempsey Indoor Facility record in 11:02.15. Both times were NCAA automatic qualifiers. The 3,000 time ranked fourth in school history, while the DMR was No. 3 all-time. Established her third personal best of the season by finishing second in the mile at the MPSF Championships in 4:38.21. That time was the fifth-fastest in school history. Cross Country - Earned her third career All-America award in four tries by virtue of her 19th place finish at the NCAA Championships in 20:32.6 (6,000 meters). Strong third-place finish at the NCAA West Regional helped Oregon finish second and advance to the NCAA Championships. Covered the 6,000-meter course in 20:09.53 for her fourth career top-eight NCAA West finish. Notched her fourth straight career top-10 finish at the Pac-10 Championships to help Oregon tie for third in the closest team race in league history. Covered the 6,000 meter course in 20:09.58, which was good for fourth. Helped lead Ducks to an impressive runner-up finish at Notre Dame with her ninth-place finish in 16:46 (5,000 meters). Teamed with Jordan Hasay for an impressive 1-2 finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational as Oregon won that meet. Time of 19:25.33 (6,000 meters) was .02 behind Hasay. Pac-10 cross country all-academic second team. Season Bests: Indoors - Mile - 4:38.21 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11); 3,000 Meters - 9:08.60 (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/29/11); 5,000 Meters - 15:44.40 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/11/11).

2009-10: Outdoors - Ranked ninth nationally at 5,000 meters. NCAA and Pac-10 scorer at 5,000 meters. All-American at both 5,000 and 1,500 meters. Made season debut at the Pepsi Team Invitational where she took third in the 1,500 meters in 4:22.92. Helped Oregon take third in the 4x1,500 race at the Penn Relays (17:25.27). Ran a personal-best 15:57.83 in a runner-up finish (top collegian) in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon Relays. That time is the eighth-best in school history. Great effort at the Pac-10 Championship to help the Ducks win their second straight title. Was the runner-up at 5,000 meters in 16:06.84 and fourth in the 1,500 meters in 4:18.98. Two weeks later at the NCAA West Regional, advanced to the NCAA Championships in both races. Took third in the 5,000 in 16:34.95 and was eighth in the 1,500 in 4:19.99. At the NCAA Championships, impressed with a third-place finish in the 5,000 (16:02.90). Also set a PR in the 1,500 semifinals in 4:15.67 before finishing 11th in the final in 4:20.93. Semifinal time is No. 9 in school history. Pac-10 all-academic second team. Indoors - Redshirt season. Cross Country - Opened season with an impressive second-place run at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (16:25.75, 5,000 meters) to lead Oregon to a second-place team finish. Struggled with the flu, but was still the Ducks’ fifth scorer at the Pre-National Invitational. Was the Ducks’ third runner and placed ninth overall (20:09.86) to help Oregon take second at the Pac-10 Championships. Also the team’s No. 3 runner in a solid eighth-place finish at the NCAA West Regional (21:07.25). Capped fall with her third straight NCAA Championships appearance. Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 4:15.67 (PR), NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore. (6/10/10); 5,000 Meters - 15:57.83, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/10/10).

2008-09: Key runner for Oregon’s best-ever NCAA indoor team and outdoor Pac-10 champions. Helped Oregon set the school record in the distance medley relay with a sixth place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships (11:02.81). The Ducks tied for ninth overall for their best indoor showing as Kosinski captured her third career All-America award. Indoor PR of 9:11.24 at the MPSF Championships ranked third all-time at Oregon. Outdoors, doubled at the Pepsi Team Invitational and the Pac-10 Championships to help Oregon win both events. Won the 1,500 meters (4:18.43) and ran fourth in the 800 at the Pepsi meet. Was third in the 1,500 meters (4:27.29) and fifth in the 800 in a personal-best 2:07.45 to help the Ducks capture their first Pac-10 championship in 17 years. One of the most consistent 1,500 meter runners with seven races between 4:18 and 4:20 on the season. Ran a seasonal best 4:18.64 at the Cardinal Invitational in May, which ranked as the ninth-best time in school history. Placed fifth in the 1,500 at the NCAA West Regional to secure her second straight trip to the NCAA Championships. Capped season by running ninth in her preliminary heat (4:18.87) at the USA Track & Field Championships. In the fall, repeated All-America honors in cross country. Led Oregon to the second-place trophy for the second consecutive year with her eighth-place finish (20:04.2) at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Teamed with Nicole Blood to give Oregon a pair of top-10 finishers. Joined Blood and Mattie Bridgmon as All-Americans, giving the Ducks a trio of national honor winners for the first time in 21 years. Won the NCAA West Regional (19:59.1) to become the Ducks’ first regional champion in 14 years. Was Oregon’s No. 3 runner and finished 11th overall (20:29.61) at the Pac-10 Championships. Led Oregon to the Bill Dellinger Invitational title with her first-place run in 20:19.90. Named the USTFCCCA West Region Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection. Pac-10 All-Academic Track & Field honorable mention. Pac-10 All-Academic Cross Country honorable mention. Named the team’s Tom Heinonen Cross Country Award winner. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:07.45 (PR), Pac-10 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/16/09); 1,500 Meters - 4:18.64, Cardinal Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (5/2/09). Indoors - Mile - 4:41.69, New Balance Invitational, New York, N.Y. (2/7/09); 3,000 Meters - 9:11.24, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/28/09).

2007-08: All-American and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year in cross country. An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 1,500 meters and the indoor mile. Ran the second-fastest indoor mile in school history (4:39.54). Wrapped up freshman season with impressive showings in the U.S Junior and World Junior championship meets. Placed second in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. Junior Championships where she ran a 4:19.22 to qualify for the World Junior Championships. There, she ran a season-best 4:19.14 in the preliminaries before finishing sixth in the finals (4:21.26). Good early season runs at 1,500 meters included a second-place finish at the Oregon Preview (4:23.33), a win at the Pepsi Team Invite (4:19.88) and a second-place showing at the Cardinal Invitational (4:19.48) before making her Pac-10 Championships debut. Finished seventh in the NCAA West Regional (4:25.41) to advance to her first outdoor NCAA Championships. Indoors, won the mile at the MPSF Championships to advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships, where she finished 12th in 4:44.21. Also ran on Oregon’s ninth-place distance medley relay team (11:24.83). Helped Oregon set the school’s distance medley record, 11:10.48, earlier in the indoor season. In the fall, was the top freshman at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where she surged over the last half of the race to finish 13th in 20:34, a key contributor to the Ducks’ second-place finish. After the season was tabbed the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year by league coaches after she finished third (19:55) in the Pac-10 Championships as the top non-senior runner and sixth in the West Regional (20:37). Added another top-three finish in her collegiate debut in the Bill Dellinger Invitational (third, 20:24). Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:09.41, Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif. (4/17/08); 1,500 Meters - 4:19.14, World Junior Outdoor Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (7/11/08). Indoors - Mile - 4:39.54, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (3/1/08).

Prep: In 2007, reset the national high school 1,600 meter record in the Meet of Champions (4:38.15) in late April in Sacramento, and also led preps nationally during the early season in the 800 meters with her time from the same meet. Finished second in the state at 1,600 meters as a sophomore and junior. Her junior season time ranked top-five all-time in state meet history and third nationally among preps in ’06. In cross country, she competed in the Foot Locker Championships as a senior (36th) and junior (20th), after she finished top-eight in the West Regional both seasons (seventh/eighth). A California state cross country runner-up as a senior, she also finished fifth as a sophomore and junior.

Personal: Sociology major.

Personal Bests
800 Meters - 2:07.45,
Pac-10 Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 5/16/09
1,500 Meters - 4:15.67,
NCAA Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 6/10/10
5,000 Meters - 15:36.90,
Pepsi Team Invitational,
Eugene, Ore., 4/7/12
10,000 Meters - 34:19.67,
Pac-12 Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 5/12/12
Mile - 4:38.21 (i),
MPSF Championships,
Seattle, Wash., 2/26/11
3,000 Meters - 9:08.60 (i),
UW Invitational,
Seattle, Wash., 1/29/11

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 8th, 16:24.42
2010 - 5,000 Meters, 3rd, 16:02.90
2010 - 1,500 Meters, 11th, 4:20.93
2009 - 1,500 Meters, p-4th, 4:19.02
2008 - 1,500 Meters, 22nd, 4:29.01

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2012 - 5,000 Meters - 14th, 16:38.61
2009 - 3,000 Meters, 13th, 9:23.57
2009 - Distance Medley Relay, 6th, 11:02.81
2008 - Mile, 12th, 4:44.21
2008 - Distance Medley Relay, 9th, 11:24.83

NCAA Cross Country Championships
2010 - 19th, 20:32.6
2009 - 81st, 21:10.5
2008 - 8th, 20:04.2
2007 - 13th, 20:34

NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2010 - 3rd, 20:09.53
2009 - 8th, 21:07.25
2008 - 1st, 19:59.1
2007 - 6th, 20:36.45

Pac-10 Track Championships
2012 - 10,000 Meters, 1st, 34:19.67 (Pac-12)
2010 - 5,000 Meters, 2nd, 16:06.84
2010 - 1,500 Meters, 4th, 4:18.98
2009 - 800 Meters - 5th, 2:07.45
2009 - 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 4:27.29
2008 - 1,500 Meters, 12th, 4:45.14

Pac-10 Cross Country Championships
2010 - 4th, 20:09.58
2009 - 9th, 21:09.86
2008 - 8th, 20:25.28
2007 - 3rd, 19:54.1

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