Ari

Goldstein

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Year: Senior
City/State: Soldotna, Alaska
High School: Soldotna
Experience: High School

Bio


Honors
Team Captain (2007, 2008)
HERO Award (2008)
All-Big 12 (2006, 2007)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)


2009 (Senior)

After redshirting the 2008 season with illness, Ari Goldstein (pronounced ARE-ee GOLD-steen) returned as a co-captain in 2009. She competed for the first time in over a year at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where she placed fourth. Goldstein then finished 11th at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to help the women's team win the team title.

Goldstein wrapped up the regular season with back-to-back road meets at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and Indiana State Pre-Nationals, where she finished 48th and 62nd, respectively.

Goldstein was NU's fourth-best runner at the Big 12 Championships, as she finished 32nd overall with a time of 22:39.1 to contribute to the team's fourth-place finish. She finished her cross country career at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he placed 47th with a time of 22:01.6.

                                   

2008 (Senior)

Goldstein redshirted the 2008 season after suffering from mononucleosis in the fall. She returned to compete in five meets during the 2009 indoor track and field season. Goldstein also competed once during that outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational, where set a personal best in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36:21.53, topping her previous best of 38:03.37. Goldstein was then sidelined the rest of the season with a torn peritoneal tendon in her left foot.

 

2007 (Junior)

Goldstein was one of the Huskers’ most consistent runners in 2007, as she finished in the top 30 at five of her six races and became NU’s first two-time All-Big 12 honoree on the women’s side during the Big 12 era.

 

Goldstein opened the year with a runner-up finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, trailing teammate Lara Crofford. Goldstein cut nearly 40 seconds off her time from the 2006 Woody Greeno to finish in third with a time of 21:30.1 at the 2007 meet. Two weeks after the Woody Greeno, Goldstein jumped 12 spots from her 2006 finish to take 23rd at the Roy Griak in Minnesota.

 

After finishing 13th in 2006 with a time of 21:33.76, Goldstein dropped one spot to 14th at the 2007 Big 12 Conference meet, but erased nearly one minute from her time to finish at 21:23.9. She capped her junior season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she finished 27th with a time of 21:08.

 

2006 (Sophomore)

Goldstein became the first Husker woman to win consecutive races since former All-American Fran ten Bensel in 1992, when Goldstein took individual titles at the Creighton/UNO Classic and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invite to begin the 2006 season. She led the Huskers to two team titles on her way to a successful sophomore season that surpassed her impressive freshman campaign.

 

At the Big 12 Championships, Goldstein gained all-conference honors by finishing 13th overall. It was one of just three meets in which she did not finish as the Huskers’ leading runner, as Channing Anseth took 12th.

 

Goldstein paced the Huskers against a tough NCAA Midwest Region field with a 22nd-place finish to lead Nebraska to a fourth-place team finish. It was one of four meets during the year that she finished as NU’s top individual.

 

2005 (Freshman)

Goldstein enjoyed a spectacular freshman campaign, including a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Region. She missed a bid to the NCAA Championships by just one spot. 

 

Goldstein added a solid 17th-place effort at the Big 12 Championships, the highest finish by a Nebraska freshman at the conference meet since Jeannette Zimmer placed 12th in 1998.

 

High School (Soldotna)

Goldstein finished her career at Soldotna High School as a two-time state cross country champion after claiming Class 4A titles during her junior and senior years.

 

Goldstein was a 12-time scorer and six-time champion in the Alaska Class 4A State Track Meet. She captured the 1,600- (5:04.12) and 3,200-meter run (10:59.49) titles as a senior in 2005.

 

The 2004 Gatorade Alaska Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Goldstein won four gold medals at the 2004 state meet by sweeping the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 events (2:18.91, 5:08.23, 10.59.74) and running the second leg on the Soldotna 4x400-meter relay. Goldstein set personal bests in both the mile (5:01.60) and two mile (10:59.53) at the 2004 adidas Outdoor Classic in Raleigh, N.C.

 

She was coached in cross country and track by former Husker coach Mark Devenney. Goldstein was the valedictorian of her class and finished high school with a 4.0 GPA. She was also a member of National Honor Society.

 

Personal

The daughter of Stu and Candy Goldstein, Ari was born June 8, 1987. Goldstein has one sister, Rachel, a former cross country skier at Montana State. Ari is a biochemistry major.

2008 Results

Creighton/UNO (5K)

BYU Invitational (6K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

NCAA Pre-Nationals (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Sr.
(Redshirted)

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

2007 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

NCAA Pre-Nationals (6K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Jr.

2nd, 18:50

3rd, 21:30.1

23rd, 22:02.5

82nd, 21:30.2

DNR

14th, 21:23.9

27th, 21:08

DNQ

2006 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

So.

1st, 18:33

1st, 22:07.6

35th, 22.15

6th, 17:38.4

37th, 21:24.3

13th, 21:33.76

22nd, 21:48.92

DNQ

2005 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Fr.

3rd, 19:36

9th, 22:14

60th, 22.23

10th, 18:06.7

32nd, 21:10

17th, 21:31

10th, 21:14

DNQ

 

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