Karissa Ekstrom
Karissa Ekstrom
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Alpharetta
Major: Pre-Nursing

Owns team's #5 6K time (24:29)

2009: One of three runners to compete in all seven meets ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including third place at the Southern Challenge 5K (21:09) ... Finished second on the team and 15th overall at the PBC Championships, recording a career-low 6K (24:29) ... Had a season-low 5K of 20:22 at the SMC Invitational.

2008: Ran in seven of the team's eight meets ... Had two top-10 finishes, three top-20 slots, led the team twice ... Finished fifth on the team and 32nd overall at the PBC Championships (22:29) ... Finished seventh on the team and 113th overall at the NCAA Regional (28:00) ... Posted a season-low 5k of 20:07 in her very first home race, the Pre-Conference Meet ... Posted a season-low 6k of 24:32 at the Pepperdine Invitational.

High School: Graduated from Alpharetta High under Coleman Binford ... Lettered in soccer, cross country and track.

Personal: Daughter of Geoff and Donna Ekstrom ... Born Aug. 15, 1990 ... Majoring in nursing ... Favorite athletes are Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagen ... Came to Georgia College for the nursing program ... Lists favorite TV show as the The Office ... Biggest fear is not performing as well as she hoped.


Yr. Races Top 5k Top 6k
2009 7 20:22 24:29
2008 7 20:07 24:32