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|Full name||Christine Babcock|
|Born||Laguna Hills, California|
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||800 meters, 1500 meters, 1600 meters|
Christine Babcock is a two-time all-American collegiate athlete in the United States.
Babcock was born in Laguna Hills, California. She is an Oiselle professional athlete, 2012 graduate of the University of Washington at Seattle, but is best known for being one of only a few high school athletes to compete in the 2008 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon and for setting two national High School records at the distances of 1500 and 1600 meters. Babcock attended Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California.
During the following cross country season, she won the CIF Division II State Championships by 13 second with a time of 17:20. In the spring she won her second straight 1600 meter state title in 4:38.85, a new California Interscholastic Federation Record at the time.
In her senior year, Babcock again won the State cross country Division II title, this time in the fastest time of the meet, 17:04. In 2008 track, she won her third straight CIF state meet by 16 seconds in the 1600 meters, was a national high school record of 4:33.82 until 2014 when Alexa Efraimson ran faster at the Washington State meet. Additionally, she won the Mt. SAC Relays 1500 meter race in 4:16.42, at the time a national record. This record would later be broken by Jordan Hasay at the 2008 US Olympic trials in a time of 4:14.50.
In the 2008 cross country season, Babcock led the University of Washington to the program's first NCAA championship. She was the first finisher for the Huskies, at seventh place overall, with a time of 20:02. In track, she set a personal best time of 4:15.10 in the 1500 meters at the NCAA National Championship preliminaries. She later went on to finish 11th in the finals.
2009 led to another All-American performance in cross country, with Babcock finishing 34th nationally. Her team finished 3rd nationally. She also placed fifth in the Pac-10 Conference championships. During her senior year in 2011, she led UW to its third podium finish of her 4-year career, with the team finishing second.
On November 30, 2011, she was named the "Pac-12 Scholar Athlete Of The Year" with a 3.93 grade point average.
|2008||U.S. Olympic Trials||18th||1500m|
|2008||Pac-10 XC||3rd||(3rd UW)|
|2008||NCAA Regional XC||3rd||(1st UW)|
|2008||NCAA XC||7th||(1st UW) (All-America)|
|2009||MPSF TF||1st||DMR (MPSF Champion)|
|2009||NCAA Indoors||8th||DMR (All-America)|
|2009||NCAA Regional TF||7th||1500m|
|2009||Pac-10 XC||5th||(3rd UW)|
|2009||NCAA Regional XC||10th||(5th UW)|
|2009||NCAA XC||34th||(4th UW) (All-America)|
|2010||Pac-10 XC||19th||(5th UW)|
|2010||Regional XC||19th||(3rd UW)|
|2010||NCAA XC||114th||(4th UW)|
|2011||Pac-12 XC||12th||(2nd UW)|
|2011||Regional XC||14th||(5th UW)|
|2011||NCAA XC||62nd||(3rd UW)|
|2012||NCAA Prelims TF||14th||1500m|
|2013||MPSF TF||1st||DMR (MPSF Champion)|
|2013||NCAA Indoors||13th||Mile (All-America Second Team)|
|2013||NCAA Prelims TF||7th||5000m|
|2013||NCAA Outdoors||11th||5000m (All-America Second Team)|
|2013||USA Outdoor Champs||11th||5000m|
Performance at Select Events
|2006 CIF State Championships||1st||4:41.29||1600 m||Cerritos||2006-6-3|
|2006 CIF State Championships||1st||17:20||5000 m||Fresno||2006-11-25|
|2007 CIF State Championships||1st||4:38.85||1600 m||Sacramento||2007-6-2|
|2007 CIF State Championships||1st||17:04||5000 m||Fresno||2007-11-24|
|2008 CIF State Championships||1st||4:33.82 NR||1600 m||Cerritos||2008-5-31|
|Mt. SAC High Performance Challenge||1st||4:16.42||1500 m||Walnut||2008-6-15|
|800 m||2:06.55||2009-04-11||Tempe, Arizona|
|1,500 m||4:16.10||2009-05-23||NCAA prelims|
2015 Boulder USA Cross Country Championships Christine Babcock placed 13th.
|2015||USA Cross Country Senior||Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder, Colorado||13th||8000 m||29:06|
|2015||Pan American Cross Country||Avenida al Río Golf Course, Barranquilla, Colombia||9th||7000 m||22:03|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- Babcock sets another record, qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials, by Scott M. Reid of OCVarsity
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
- Woodbridge's Babcock gets top honor, by Miguel A. Melendez of OCVarsity
- California Interscholastic Federation Archived June 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "2015 USA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SENIOR WOMEN'S 8K - USA Track & Field - Results" (PDF). usatf.org. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- "COPA PANAMERICANA DE CROSS COUNTRY Barranquilla - Colombia, Febrero 22 de 2015" (PDF). americasathletics.org. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- "APA Pan American Cross Country Cup February 22, 2015 Barranquilla, Colombia". usatf.org. Retrieved September 15, 2016.