Gretchen Sauder
Gretchen Sauder
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
High School: Crestview
Fastest 5k
9/1/1621:59.95Otterbein Early Bird
  Westerville, Ohio
Fastest 6k
10/15/1624:43.8Oberlin Regional Rumble
  Oberlin, Ohio

2016: Academic All-OAC … appeared in seven meets … posted a season-best 24:43.8 at the Oberlin Regional Rumble, placed 65th overall and fifth on the team … best finish was fifth overall and fourth on the team at the Columbus State / Capital Invite with a time of 24:52.8.

2015: Academic All-OAC … appeared in six meets … posted a career-best 24:03.3 at the Otterbein Invite (9/19), placed 33rd … best finish was 13th with a time of 21:23.0 (5,000 meters) at the Otterbein Invite (9/1).

2014: Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference ... finished 16th at the Otterbein Invite, crossing the finish line at 24:57.3 ... paced the Crusaders in the Flyer 5k with a time of 21:31.0, placing 45th ... ran a  27:45.52 at the OAC Championship. 

2013: Recorded the 11th best 6-kilometer personal best time in school history, a 25:29.9, at the Inter-Regional on Oct. 19 at Oberlin College, where she placed 201st … posted the No. 16 five-kilometer time in school history at Miami University on Sept. 7, registering a mark of 21:03.4, good for 40th place overall … ran a 25:02.9 to finish 139th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 16 at Calvin (Mich.) College … placed 61st at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in a time of 25:48.4 … crossed the finish line in 26:27.44, good for 81st place, at the All-Ohio Championships on Oct. 4 at Cedarville University … generated a time of 25:57.65 at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Sept. 21 to place 58th in the meet

Personal: Majoring in biology and psychology ... parents are Mark and Diane Sauder ... attended Crestview High School where she competed in basketball, soccer, track, and cross country ... career ambition is to become an occupational therapist ... hobbies include rock climbing, knitting, and eating.