Gina Sereno
Gina  Sereno

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, Wis.

High School:
West

Event:
Distance

Elig. (In/Out):
JR/JR


05/31/2017

NCAA-Bound Sereno: I Didn't Think I'd Ever Go This Far in Running

NCAA-Bound Sereno: I Didn't Think I'd Ever Go This Far in Running

05/14/2017

Winners Sereno, Phelan Lead Women to Fifth at Big Tens

Winners Sereno, Phelan Lead Women's Track & Field to Fifth at Big Tens

05/13/2017

Sereno Caps Day One of Big Ten Outdoors with Back-to-Back 10K Win

Sereno Repeats as Women's 10K Winner to Begin Big Ten Outdoors

04/27/2017

Sereno Wins Penn Relays 3,000-Meter Title

Sereno Wins Women's Penn Relays 3,000-Meter Title

03/11/2017

Finn, DMR Lead Wolverines to Strong Day One at NCAAs

Finn, DMR Lead Women's Track to Strong First Day at NCAAs

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

At Michigan
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American (2017 indoor: distance medley relay)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American (2017 outdoor: 5,000 meters / 2017 indoor: 3,000 meters / 2016 outdoor: 10,000 meters)
• Five-time Big Ten Champion (2017: indoor 3000 meter run, outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs / 2016: outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs)
• Five-time first-team All-Big Ten (2017: indoor 3000 meter run, outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs / 2016: outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs)
• Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships (2016 outdoor)
• Competing member of the 2016 Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championship Teams

Redshirt Junior (2017)

Outdoor
• Earned USTFCCCA second-team All-America honors over 5000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 10) with a 15th-place finish in 16:03.55.
• Qualified to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5000 meter run with a mark of 16:28.03 to win her heat at the NCAA East Prelims (May 25-27), extending her unbeaten streak in the 2017 outdoor season to six races
• Became the first woman since 1989/1990 to sweep the 5000 and 10,000 meters titles at the Big Ten Championships (May 12-14) with victories in both events. Ran 16:23.24 to win the 5000 title by .05 of a second, and crossed the line in 33:53.02 to take the 10,000-meter win.
• Ran a career-best 9:14.22 in the 3000 meter run to win the event title at the Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 28-29)
• Ran a career-best 15:49.17 in the 5000 meter run to win the event title at the Bryan Clay Invitational (Apr. 13-14)
• Ran a career-best 4:21.38 in the 1500 meter run to win the event title at the Battle of the Blues (Apr. 1)

Indoor
• Ran the 1600-meter leg of the USTFCCCA first-team All-America squad that ran 11:04.74 in the Distance Medley Relay to finish 5th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (Mar. 10-11), and also earned second-team honors in the 3000 meters final with a 13th-place finish in 9:21.67.
• Ran a career-best 9:07.00 in the 3000 meter run to win the event title at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25). Also finished sixth at 5000 meters in a career-best 16:05.52.
• Ran the 1600m leg of the team that clocked 10:58.02 in the Distance Medley Relay to finish 5th at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 18)
• Ran a career-best 4:36.68 in the Mile to win at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3-4) in the Meyo Mile.
• Ran 9:17.27 in the 3000 meter run to finish 2nd at the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 21)
• Ran a career-best 4:45.03 in the Mile to finish fourth at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 14)

Redshirt Sophomore (I)/Junior (O) (2016)

Outdoor
• Earned second-team All-American honors at 10,000 meters by placing 13th with a near-45 second PR of 33:35.15 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9)
• Scored 20 points and set two PRs at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 13, 15) and became the fourth Wolverine in history to sweep the 5K (16;08.42) and 10K (34:19.19) races in the same meet to provide the largest single-scoring contribution by any athlete
• Ran 16:41.46 for fourth place in the 5,000-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 1)
• Crossed at 16:40.54 in the 5,000-meter race in the Elite Invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 15)
• Competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Battle of the Blues meet (April 2), finishing with a time of 9:46.13.

Indoor
• Scored twice for U-M at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27), placing fourth in the 3,000-meter run (PR 9:16.57) and sixth in the 5,000-meter run (16:26.10), totaling eight points
• Finished third in the 5,000-meter race crossing at 16:21.78 at the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational
• Shaved more than 10 seconds off her previous lifetime best when she clocked 9:17.21 to finish sixth overall as the fourth collegian at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6)
• Helped U-M to win the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 23) with a fourth place finish in the mile race with a personal best time of 4:47.08
• Placed second in the 3000m race with a time of 9:44.74 and placed fourth in the 4x400m relay (4:02.13) at the Hillsdale Winter Opener (Jan. 9)
• Ran in the 5,000-meter event finishing sixth with an indoor personal-best time of 16:26.96 at the GVSU Holiday Open (Dec. 4)

Redshirt Freshman (I)/Sophomore (O) (2015)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), finished 16th in the 10,000m race (34:47:40)
• Scored in the 10,000m race at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) with a seventh-place finish in 34:34.75
• Ran 16:29.59 for a PR of more than 20 seconds in the 5,000m run at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 2)
• Ran 16:23.15 for 10th place in the 5,000m race at UVA Challenge (April 17-18)
• Earned a third-place finish in the 3,000m race at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4) with a new PR of 9:28.25
• Finished fourth in the 5,000m run at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28) with a time of 16:51.72, a personal best

Indoor
• Set a new 3,000m PR (16:43.94) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), where she scored with an eighth-place finish and also took 11th in the 5,000m race
• Ran 4:52.98 in the mile run at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7) to establish a new PR
• Finished fifth in the 3,000m race at the Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) with a time of 9:36.37

Freshman (2014)

Outdoor
• At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 5), finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run (9:39.68)
• At the Raleigh Relays (March 28-29), won Section C of the 5,000-meter run (17:06.04) in her Michigan debut

Indoor
• At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 22), competed unattached in the mile run, finishing third (5:06.91#, 5:09.95)
• At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), competed unattached in the mile run, placing 12th (5:15.55#, 5:18.67)

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
1500m (O)4:21.384-1-17
Mile (I)4:36.682-4-17
3000m (I)9:07.002-24-17
3000m (O)9:14.224-27-17
5000m (I)16:05.522-25-17
5000m (O)15:49.174-13-17
10,000m (O)33:35.166-9-16

 



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