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Cassie Aerts
Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: David City, Neb.
High School: East Butler
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013 Outdoor — Ran on 4x1600 relay placing tenth at the Drake Relays...finished 21st in the 1500 in personal best 4:45.62 at Iowa Musco Invite...placed 15th in 5000 at Duncan Invitational...was third in 1500 at Ashford Spring Classic...2013 Indoor — Placed 12th in 3000 in personal best 10:33.92 at State Farm MVC Indoor Championship...finished ninth in the mile at Iowa Invitational and eighth at Jack Jennett Invite...2012 Cross CountryPlaced 152nd at NCAA Midwest Regional...finished 53rd at the MVC Conference Championship...fourth team runner placing 87th at Bradley Classic in 22:50 (6K)...finished 94th as second team runner at Roy Griak Invitational...ran to fifth place at Grand View Invitational...placed in team top seven running 49th at the Oz Memorial...16th at Bulldog Classic.

Prep — Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at East Butler...four-time individual qualifier for Nebraska Class D state cross country meet, finishing fourth in 2010 and third in 2011...Class C state track runner up in the 3200 and 1600 as a senior...has 11 other top eight finishes at the state track meet...also lettered four years in basketball where her team was state runner-up in 2010...East Butler's 2012 Athlete of the Year...class valedictorian.

Personal Special education major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...honored with 2012-13 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...daughter of Darell and Theresa Aerts...sister of Anthony, Andrea, Vincent, Mariah, Jarod, Amanda and Lanae...born in March, 1994 in Nebraska.

Personal Bests
1500 - 4:45.62
Mile - 5:17.24i
3000 - 10:33.92i
5000 - 18:29.89