Peale Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team

June 3, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior distance runner Kaitlyn Peale (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team on Thursday (June 3), as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Peale was named to the Academic All-District first team for the first time in her career. With her first-team selection, she moves onto the national ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.

Peale picked up All-America honors during the cross country season, placing 28th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 20:38.8. She led the women's cross country team to a fourth-place Big Ten finish in 2009, finishing the 6,000-meter race in a personal-best time of 20:33 for fourth-place honors. She finished in the top 10 in six races, placing in the top four on five occasions.

During the indoor track season, she was the only Wolverine with a provisional mark in two events (3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs). At the Big Ten Indoor Championships, she picked up another fourth-place finish in a career-best time of 16:22.73 in the 5,000-meter run.

She competed in the 1,500-meter run at the first outdoor meet of the season, the Bulls Invitational, in a time of 4:30.59 before missing the remainder of the season due to injury.

Peale earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in both cross country and track during the 2009-10 academic year while picking up her third consecutive U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award as an industrial and operational engineering major.

Women's Track & Field Contact: Sarah VanMetre (734) 763-4423
Women's Cross Country Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423