Nine ECU Cross Country Members Are Going To Charlotte
Bjork Olsen and Chelsea Hollingsworth earn All-League Honors
Bjork Olsen leads women; Jakub Trzasalski leads men
Women's team places sixth in gold race; Men's team finishes 17th in gold race
Women's Race at 3:30 p.m.; Men's Race at 4:15 p.m.
2011: Participated in three meets with one top-20 performance ... At the Covered Bridge Open, completed the 5K in 21:17.2 to claim 85th ... Earned highest placement of the season, 15th, at the ECU Pirate Invitational, running the 5K in 20:19.14 ... In year's only 6K event, timed out in 24:37.57 to place 65th at the Panorama Farms Invitational.
2010: Ran in five meets during the season, turning in a pair of top-15 finishes, including third overall at the Mount Olive Invitational ... Started the season with a 96th-place finish and 21:03.82 time at the 5K Covered Bridge Open ... Came in 50th at the Wolfpack Invitational, timing out in 20:47.3 in the 5K ... Checked in 15th at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (20:34.31) ... In only 6K event of the year, placed 52nd at the Panorama Farms Invitational with a time of 24:31.01 ... Wrapped up campaign with third-place showing and career-best 19:11 5K at the Mount Olive Invitational.
High School: Participated in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 2 cross country, indoor track and outdoor track meets as a senior ... Checked in 57th overall at the state cross country event with a time of 21:48.13 ... Placed 13th in the 1,600 meters of the state's outdoor track meet ... Finished fifth at the Shore Conference Championship in the indoor 1,600 meters as a senior ... Earned all-county cross country honors as a junior before picking up a state medal during indoor track ... A participant at the indoor track Meet of Champions and ran in the state outdoor track meet during junior campaign ... Qualified in two events for the state outdoor track meet as a sophomore ... During freshman year, helped team to the state cross country meet and was a state medalist for indoor track ... Served as the team captain of the cross country squad the final two seasons and of the indoor and outdoor track teams as a senior ... Earned a total of 12 varsity letters in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... Ran for head coaches Pete Toscano and Dan Formato.
Personal: Intended academic major is undecided ... Full name is Kaylee Rose Bythell ... Daughter of Bob and Susan Bythell ... Father ran cross country and track at Elmhurst College while mother was a volleyball player at Elmhurst when the Blue Jays won the national championship ... Was a student member of the Hazlet Board of Education ... An Honor Roll student ... Enjoys attending Broadway plays and ballets.