Kristen Kientz
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Highlands Ranch HS
Experience: 2 Years


2013: Competed at the Lobo Invitational, placing 24th overall — and fifth on the team — with a time of 21:46 over the 5-kilometer course.

2012: Redshirt season ... Competed twice unattached ... Took 26th at the Lobo Invitational, finishing in 20:42.5 (would have been team's seventh-best finisher has she been competed attached) ... Claimed 23rd at the Kachina Classic, completing the 5K course in 19:39.


Ran a career-best 18:09.1 in the 5K (XC) at the NXN Southwest in 2010 ... Ran a 11:21.64 in the 3200m at the 2011Colorado State Track and Field Championships, placing 10th ... Has career-bests of 5:12.30 in the 1600m and 11:13.91 in the 3200m.


Daughter of Jim and Barb Kientz ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Lists running, shopping and tanning as hobbies.


• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2014

Friday, October 03
All Day - 
Cross Country
at Notre Dame Invitational
Friday, October 17
All Day - 
Cross Country
at Wisconsin Invitational
Friday, October 31
All Day - 
Cross Country
at Mountain West Cross Country Championships