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Kara Millhouse
Kara  Millhouse


Boiling Springs, Pa.

High School:
Boiling Springs



Millhouse; Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Both men's and women's teams lauded for academic success


Cross Country Recaps Season at Annual Awards Banquet

Lane, Dawson named "Most Valuable" following stellar 2011 campaigns


Lane Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Women take 13th overall, first among Big Ten foes at national meet


Women's Cross Country, Dawson and McNally to NCAA Championships

Seasoned group of Nittany Lions look to cap off season in style in Terre Haute


Women's Cross Country, Dawson and McNally Receive At-Large Bids

Nittany Lions to send strong contingent to NCAA Championships

2011 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/24 Roy Griak Invitational 6K 28th 28th 2nd 21:20
9/30 Notre Dame Invitational 5K 12th 12th 1st 17:18
10/14 Penn State National 6K 4th 4th 1st 21:14
10/30 Big Ten Championships 6K 7th 7th 2nd 20:34
11/12 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional 6K+ 11th 11th 2nd 22:04

On the National Scene ... || 2011 Outdoor || Earned "Honorable Mention" All-America status with a 19th-place finish in the 10,000-meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Took 25th at the USATF Championships in the event, clocking 34:22.20 - the second-fastest performance of her career. || 2010 Cross Country || Was the Nittany Lions' third finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 106th in team scoring and 140th overall ... Covered the 6K course in 21:40 ... Earned All-Region status at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, finishing 20th overall and second for Penn State in 21:00. || 2009 Cross Country || Placed 142nd overall and 115th in the team standings at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, as a member of the Lions' 14th-place team.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Mounted an outstanding sprint finish to win her first-career conference title in the 10K, becoming just the second Nittany Lion in program history to capture a Big Ten title in the event ... Also competed in the 5K, finishing 16th. || 2011 Indoor || Had a stellar showing at the indoor conference meet, finishing fourth in both the 3K (9:29.59) and 5K (16:34.54). || 2010 Cross Country || Placed 25th overall and fourth for the Nittany Lions, helping the squad to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 13th in her first-career appearance in the 10,000-meters, breaking the tape at 35:53.41. || 2010 Indoor || Finished 20th in the 5,000-meters. || 2009 Cross Country || Ran 21:27 for 6,000-meters, including an outstanding home stretch to 23rd overall and fifth for Penn State in the Nittany Lion's Big Ten victory. || 2009 Outdoor || Competed in the 5000-meters, finishing 26th overall. || 2009 Indoor || Placed 15th in the mile with a season-best time of 4:59.91.|| 2008 Cross Country || Placed 45th at the Big Ten Championships.

On the Course ... || 2010 Cross Country || A top seven finisher in all eight Nittany Lion competitions ... Ran as Penn State's number one at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, placing seventh overall ... Finished 30th at the Penn State National, and 41st at the Roy Griak Invitational at Minnesota. || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in seven events, earning top five finishes at the Spiked Shoe Invitational and Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Placed 24th at the Penn State National. || 2008 Cross Country || A member of the Lion top five throughout her freshman season ... Earned top 10 finishes at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals and Spiked Shoe Invitational.

Around the Track ... || 2011 Outdoor || Ran a school-record 33:31.93, placing 10th in the 10K at the Stanford Invitational ... Time was ranked 15th in the NCAA for the 2011 season ... Won the 1500 at the Jesse Owens Classic with a PR 4:23.79 - the 10th-fastest time in PSU history ... Clocked 16:25.09 to place sixth in the 5K at Penn Relays. || 2011 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the 5K at the Alex Wilson Last Chance, running an indoor PR 16:28.05 ... Finished third in the mile (4:52.20) at the Nittany Lion Challenge, and third in the 3K (9:30.06) at the Penn State National. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 26th in the 5000-meters at Penn Relays and 12th at the Sun Angel Classic. || 2010 Indoor || Ran a personal-best 16:47.63 to place 25th in the 5K at the Washington Husky Classic ... Finished fifth in the 3,000-meters at the Syke-Sabock Challenge Cup in a personal-best 9:45.68 ... Placed 11th in the 3K at the Penn State National. || 2009 Outdoor || Won the open section of the 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic, running a personal-best 4:39.55 ... Took fourth in the 3000-meters at the Jim Click Shootout ... Ran a personal-best 17:11.58 for 5000 at Penn Relays. || 2009 Indoor || Ran on the winning 4xmile at the Penn State Relays ... Highest individual finish was a fifth-place effort in the mile at the Penn State Open ... Ran the 1600-meter leg on the seventh-place DMR (11:47.10) at the Penn State National.

Before Penn State ... || High School || PIAA AA State Champion in the 3200-meters in 2006 ... Finished second in the 800-meters at the 2008 State Championships, running a PR 2:14.17 ... Competed at the state meet during all four years of high school, never finishing outside of the top three ... Finished third at the PIAA AA Cross Country Championships as a senior ... A four-year letter winner in cross country, swimming, and track and field ... Cross country team captain in 2007, and track and field captain in 2008. || Personal || Full name is Karaleigh Hoffman Millhouse ... Born March 20, 1990, in Camp Hill, Pa. ... Daughter of John and Cindy Millhouse ... Enrolled in Kinesiology.


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