Cross Country

Cassandra Peterson
Cassandra  Peterson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Byron Center, Mich.

High School:
Byron Center

Height:
5-4

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Intended Major:
Undecided


01/15/2015

OAKLAND LEADS LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had 125 student-athletes named to the list

06/03/2014

OAKLAND LEADS LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had 122 student-athletes named to the list.

01/23/2014

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN FALL HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS

The Golden Grizzlies placed 120 student-athletes on the honor roll list.

12/04/2013

CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

Oakland landed the male Freshman of the Year among other postseason awards.

11/02/2013

OAKLAND WOMEN FINISH THIRD, MEN FOURTH AT HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Jacob Bowman earned Freshman of the Year accolades for his efforts this season.

09/09/2013

Golden Grizzlies Open

The men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Golden Grizzlies Open on Fri. Aug. 30 on campus

2014
▪ Did not compete

2013
▪ Competed in seven events.
▪ Finished the Golden Grizzly Open 4K in 15:30.9, good for a third place finish.
▪ Finished seventh at the Detroit Titan Invite (Sept. 7) in 19:20.08 (5K).
▪ Earned an 18th-place finish at the Horizon League Championships with a 19:28.24 5K on Nov. 2.
▪ Ran a season-best 5K time of 18:47.7 at the Notre Dame Invite (Oct. 5).

2012:
▪ Ran in six races
▪ Earned 19th-place finish at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 31)
▪ Ran season-best 6K time of 23:19 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12)
▪ Finished 29th overall at the IPFW Invitational (Sept. 8)

2011:
Finished top four on the team in five out of the six races she ran
Placed 12th at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 2)
Finished second on the team at the IPFW Invitational (Sept. 10)
Season-best 19:45 in the 5K at Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 30)

Peterson's Career Bests
4K: 15:30.9 (2013)
5K: 18:47.7 (2013)
6K: 22:26 (2013)

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for coach Todd Foster
▪ All-state for cross country her sophomore year
▪ All-conference in her final three seasons for cross country
▪ All-state for track in her final season
▪ All-conference for track in her last two seasons

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Graduated with honors
▪ Honor roll junior and senior year

TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
Finishing 16th at the state meet sophomore year

Personal
Full Name:
Cassandra Peterson
Birthdate: August 6, 1993
Parents: Marc and Amy Oliver
Siblings: Soloman (16), Dayshin (14), Zander (8), Korbin (4)

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
1. Ability to compete at Division I level
2. The team and the coaches
3. Love the campus

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