Krista Drechsler
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
Santa Barbara HS '08

Height:
5-5

Major:
Chemical Engineering

2010: Top women's finisher in three meets, including Big West Conference Championship (14th)... Opened 2010 season by winning Hornet Jamboree in a time of 17:23 (9/11)... Followed that with sixth-place finish at Stanford Invitational, clocking in at 20:49 (9/25)... Named Big West Women's Athlete of the Week for her efforts at Stanford Invite... Clocked in at 21:13.4 at conference meet... Finished 43rd overall at NCAA West Regionals in a time of 21:07.70 (11/13)...

2009: Competed in four meets for UC Davis, including Big West Conference Championship (40th) and NCAA Pre-Nationals... Finished tenth overall at Hornet Jamboree Sept. 12 with a time of 18:07... Clocked in at 22:10 in the 6K race at the Stanford Invitational to finish 41st Sept. 26.

2008: Finished among UC Davis scorers in seven meets, including Big West Conference Championship (T20th) and West Regional (54th)... Placed 85th overall, 3rd among Aggies, at NCAA Pre-Nationals (10/18)... Opened season with 5th-place showing at Aggie Open (9/6).

TRACK & FIELD: Finished 5th in 10,000 at Big West Conference meet... Competed twice in 5,000 as a freshman, posting season-best 17:45.80 at Cal's Brutus Hamilton Invite... Placed 6th (36:44.90) in 10K at 2009 Big West Conference meet.

SANTA BARBARA HS '08: Won Channel League and Santa Barbara County championships as a senior... Finished 8th at state championships to earn all-state honors... Named team MVP for her efforts... Voted team captain during her final two seasons... Placed 6th (11:12.72) in Southern Section finals, advancing by virtue of PR 11:06.88 in prelims... Named team MVP of the track and field team as a junior... Two-year captain of the track team.

PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif.... Majoring in chemical engineering... Parents are Jennifer and Bill Drechsler... Proudest personal accomplishment was breaking 18-minute barrier at Mt. SAC course and earning All-CIF in cross country.