"At the 2000 Prairie Rose State Games in Grand Forks, the race official looked at Krista and asked all kids to move back into the pack so that the faster runners could get a good start. I said 'Trust me, she belongs there.'"
Veteran Grand Forks runner, Earl Beal
Krista with Coach Manley.
North Dakota Runner
Krista Chased by Brittany Messer (Just a blur)
2002 State Cross Country Champion
Hometown: Leeds, ND
High School: Leeds
Coach: Jeff Manley (Also listed)
Krista won the State Indoor 3000 meters as an eighth-grader and set a Class B 3200 meters record a few months later. 2 time State Champ outdoors 3200.
3000 10:11 5th fastest indoor HS time in the nation of 2001.
Currently in 10th Grade at Leeds.
Older brother George runs for the University of Mary and was runner-up in the 800 meters and 1600 meters at the 2001 State outdoors.
Younger sister Lindsey has run 2:35 800 and 5:50 1600 at age 11.
Honors and Achievements
As an 7th grader, I got 7th in the 1600 and 5th in the 3200 at State. 3rd in cross country.
As an 8th grader, I got 3rd in the 1600 and 1st in the 3200 with a state Class B record.
As a 9th grader, I was the state runner-up in cross country. Won Indoor 1600 and 3000. Won outdoor State 3200 and runner-up in State 1600.
Have been the recipient of the Lalum Award for outstanding Female Athlete of the year in the district for track and cross country since I have been a 7th grader.
HS Track and Cross country
Most Memorable running event
Taking the state 3200 meter title and a record in front of hundreds of people (outdoor track).
Pre-race w/Family. Dad is great support and George runs for U of Mary.