Women's Cross Country

Ilyssa Pettigrew
Ilyssa Pettigrew


Rockwall, Texas

High School:



2007 (Cross Country): Took 12th at the Movin' Mavs Challenge... Posted a personal-best and finished 40th at NCAA Regionals... Was 41st at the C-USA Championships;
2007 (Track and Field): Indoor: Finished first in her heat of the Conference USA Championships in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.18 and went on to finish eighth in the Conference USA Championships in 2:22.38... Had her best run of the season at the Iowa State Classic, running 800 meters in 2:08.67... Won the J.D. Martin Invitational in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:56.88...also finished second in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:26.89; Outdoor: Finished second in the CSUN Invitational in the 1500-meter run with a time of (4:32.10).
2006 (Cross Country): Did not compete in any team meets.

2006 (Track and Field): (Indoor) - At the Wes Kittley Invitational, placed first in the 800-meter run (2:16.88) and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team which finished in sixth place (4:16.60)...at the Iowa State Classic, finished in 26th place in the 800-meter run (2:12.41)...at the Conference USA Championship, placed fifth in her heat of the 800-meter run (2:15.17) and posted a third-place finish in the finals (2:12.32); member of the distance medley team which finished in second (11:55.85)...(Outdoor) - At the Dr Pepper Invitational, took fourth place in the 400-meter run (56.18)...at the John Jacobs Invitational, placed third in the 800-meter run (2:13.46)...at the TCU Invitational, placed second in the 800-meter run (2:10.81)...at the North Texas Invitational, claimed first-place honors in the 800-meter run (2:11.38)...at the Conference USA Championships, ran a time of 2:12.97 in the 800-meter prelims and placed fourth in the finals (2:12.43).

2004-05 (Track and Field): Finished in 14th place in 200-meter dash and eighth place in 400-meter dash at Wes Kittley Classic...placed 16th in 800-meter run at WAC Championships...took fourth place at WAC Outdoor Championships in 800-meter run.

Prep: Graduated from Rockwall High School and lettered four years...holds five high school records...was listed in Who's Who in Sports (2002)...named to the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team...2004 State Champion...third at State in 2003...sixth at State in 2002...also participated in cross country for three years.

Personal: Parents are Ronnie and Teresa Pettigrew...has three siblings, R.J., Thorne and Jordyn...enjoys writing poems, watching movies and reading the Bible...majoring in sociology.

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