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Elisa Karhu
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Cross Country: Competed in Cal's opening race at the USF Invitational, taking sixth at the USF Invitational in 17:55.0. Track: Placed ninth in the 10,000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships in 36:43.29 ... also timed in 17:28.46 in the 5000 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational. High School: A distance runner who, in her first year of training, recorded bests of 5:18.50 at 1600 meters and 11:18.83 at 3200 meters as a senior ... won the 3200 at the Bronco Invitational her senior season (11:18.91) ... placed 20th at the CIF state cross country championships when she was timed in 18:25 over 5000 meters ... completed the Rock `n' Roll marathon in San Diego in 3:45 ... also played soccer and was team MVP ... member of the Fraternity of Academic and Civic Excellence (F.A.C.E.) in high school. Personal: Born June 17, 1992, in Turku, Finland ... parents are Jukka-Matti Karhu and Sari Sihtola-Karhu ... won a silver medal at the U.S. Open Elite Tournament in floorball ... has expressed an interest in majoring in molecular and cell biology.
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