Kendall

Cast

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Year: Senior
City/State: Aurora, Ill.
High School: Metea Valley
Major: Chemical Engineering

Bio

Honors
Nebraska Most Improved Runner (2015)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2017)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2017 (Senior)
Kendall Cast opened up the season at the Augustana Twilight, finishing 102nd with a time of 19:52.99...finished 41st at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational, with a time of 24:13.8...finished 104th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 23:13.5...finished the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 204th with a time of 23:26.27...was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten selection...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters of 2017-18.

2016 (Junior)
Cast opened up the season at the Augustana Twilight, placing 38th with a time of 18:24.28...finished 66th at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational (24:42.5)...finished 47th at the Joe Piane Invitational (19:02.9)...placed 44th at the ISU Pre-National Invitational (23:23.4)...came in at 113th place at the Big Ten Championships (24:21.8).

2015 (Sophomore)
Cast competed in all six meets for the Huskers...placed 90th at the Big Ten Championships (22:27.1)...finished 141st at the NCAA Midwest Regional (22:39.7)...came in at 41st at the Augustana Twilight (18:19.9)...also took 41st at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic (23:06.4)...joined Katrina Santiago in earning Nebraska's most improved runner award...earned academic All-Big Ten honors and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters.

2014 (Freshman)
Cast helped the Huskers to a fifth-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park by posting a time of 26:38.70...notched her best time of the season at the Bradley Classic with a time of 26:14.2...was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters.

Before Nebraska
Cast was a three-time state qualifier in both cross country and track at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois...named the Metea Valley Girls Athlete of the Year in 2014...earned a 38th-place finish at the 2012 Illinois State Cross Country Championships and a sectional championship in the 3,200 meters in 2013...set a personal-best time in the three-mile run of 17:13, while covering two miles in a career-best 11:06...set a personal-best mile time of 5:18.

Personal
Cast was born Nov. 27, 1995 in Downers Grove, Illinois...parents are Keith and Christine...majoring in chemical engineering.

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Woody Greeno Invitational
Jarren Heng - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013
Isabel Andrade - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013