Emilie Gilbert

Cross Country Running
Class Junior Height 5' 7"
Hometown Bellevue, Wash.
High School Bellevue
Major Economics-Math


Junior season (2011) - Serving as team captain ... Opened season by winning Whitman Invitational ... Placed sixth at Seattle's Sundodger Invitational in 22:20.79, posting top time among all NWC runners and helping Whitman take second in team scoring (17 teams).

Sophomore season (2010) - Finished 23rd at Seattle's Sundodger Invitational, running a 22:55 for 6K ... Placed 10th at NWC Championships, running 6K in 23:07 and making All-NWC Second Team and helping Whitman place fourth in team scoring ... Earned All-Region honors at NCAA DIII West Region race, placing 29th in 23:36.... .

First-Year season (2009) - Finished second for Whitman, eighth overall, at season-opening Whitman Invitational (4K) ... Placed 19th at NWC Championships (6K) in 23:36 ... Ran sixth for Whitman, 49th overall, at NCAA DIII West Region race, helping Whitman place second in team scoring and qualify for nationals ... Had Whitman's seventh-best time at NCAA DIII national championships, where Whitman placed 25th.

Prep - Ran two season of cross country, qualifying for state as junior and placing fourth at districts, helping team qualify for state ... Also played basketball, soccer and golf, and ran track, in high school.

Academics - Majoring in economics-math ... Has taken piano lessons since age 5 ... Serves on Whitman A-Team, assisting Whitman Admission office with outreach to prospective students and families ... Honor Roll four years in high school ... Received Scholar Recognition Award from American Association of University Women in Mathematics ... Also received Brandon West Memorial Scholarship for academics, athletics and community involvement, as well as Bellevue Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship.

Personal - Daughter of Wendy and Kirby Gilbert ... Twin sister Katri also runs cross country for Whitman ... Cousins Kyle and Jake Kunkel play baseball at Corban ... YMCA and Humane Society volunteer ... Also plays varsity basketball at Whitman and runs on club track team.

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