Year: Junior
Hometown: Flanders, N.J.
High School: Mount Olive



  • Posted season-best 5k (19:31) at Shawn M Nassaney Memorial Race
  • Recorded career-best 6k (23:08) at Patriot League Cross Country Championships
  • Competed in career first 3k at 11:03 at 15th Annual CCSU Mini Meet


  • Posted season-best 5k time of 19:03 at the Shriner Invitational on Sept. 17
  • Also ran the 5k in 19:46 versus New Hampshire and Providence, in 19:26 at the Nassaney Invitational, in 19:40 at the New England Championship and in 20:12 at the ECAC Championship
  • Ran the 6k in 23:56.6 at the Patriot League Championship and in 23:29 at the Paul Short Invitational
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

 Before Holy Cross:

  • Four-year member of the Mount Olive High School varsity cross country team under head coach Michael Behre, serving as team captain her junior and senior years
  • Team was NJSSC and sectional champions during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, and won a Group State title in 2013
  • Named First Team Daily Record All-County in 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Earned First Team All-County honors from 2012-2015
  • Recorded a top-time of 18:41 in the 5K in 2012, setting the school’s course record on Greystone Park
  • Also a three-year member of both the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams, serving as a captain during 2015 and 2016 seasons
  • Set the indoor school record in the 4X800 to lead her team to a Group State title in the 2014-2015 season. Also set personal records in the 1,00-meter (3:07), 1,600-meter (5:19) and 3,200 meter (11:23) during that season
  • Recorded personal top times outdoors of 5:13 in the 1,600 meter and 11:04 in the 3,200-meter in 2014
  • Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class and was a member of the National Honor Society


  •  Daughter of John and Mary Christian
  • Father played basketball for Drew University, graduating in 1985
  • Mother (class of 1985) ran for the Providence College cross country and track and field teams
  • Has two sisters (Mariah and Sara)
  • Mariah is a member of the cross country and track and field teams at Marist College, and Sara runs cross country and track for Bucknell University 
  • Has not yet declared a major

Christian's Top Performances 

Year Event Time  Meet (Date)
2017 3k 11:03 15th Annual CCSU Mini Meet (10/20)
2016 5k 19:03 UMass Dartmouth Invitational (9/17)
2017 6k 23:08 Patriot League Cross Country Championships (10/28)

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