USI Athletics
Image of a wcc runner

Meet the Team
Directions to XCC Course
T&F Stats
Quick Facts
XC Outlook
Recent Releases
Camp Info.
Prospective Student Athletes

Coaches & Staff
Varsity Club
WCC Home
Athletics Home
Women's Cross Country/Track and Field

June 21, 2007

Eagles add Bartelt, Vest into mix

EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana women's cross country/track and field team announced the signing of freshmen Holly Bartelt (Huntingburg, Indiana) and Kristi Vest (Pekin, Indiana) to national letters of intent. They are the first two to sign with Head Coach Mike Hillyard's Screaming Eagles this spring.

Bartelt graduated from Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln, Indiana, where she earned nine letters in cross country, swimming, and track. She helped HHHS's cross country team to a conference title as a sophomore in 2004.

A four-time All-Conference competitor in cross country, Bartelt won the sectional championship in 2003 and 2006. Her senior season on the cross country course was a banner year as she finished second at the Bedford North Lawrence Regional and sixth at the Bloomington North Semi-State. She was 75th at the IHSAA State Championship meet.

"Holly has followed our program closely for quite a while as her sister, Cassie, was a big part of two NCAA National teams here," Hillyard said. "We are fortunate and excited that she has decided to continue her running career at USI."

Vest was a four-time sectional champion at Eastern High School (Pekin, Indiana) where she earned 11 varsity letters in cross country, basketball, softball, volleyball, and track. Vest qualified for the state meet in cross country after winning the Eastern Regional and finishing eighth at the Bloomington North Semi-State. She was 74th at the IHSAA State Championship meet.

On the track, Vest qualified for the state meet in the 400 meters as a freshman, the 800 meters as a sophomore and junior, and the 1,600 meters as a senior.

"Kristi is a late bloomer with huge upside," Hillyard said. "Coming from a relatively obscure high school program, Kristi will have the opportunity to train with a talented group for the first time. She is excited about the challenges that lay ahead, and we are excited to see where her potential take her.

"Both Holly and Kristi have the potential to make an immediate impact," Hillyard predicted. "However, with a lot of returning talent up front, there will not be too much pressure on them to contribute right away."

Dan McDonnell,
USI Sports Information

8600 University Boulevard - Evansville, Indiana 47712-3596 812/464-8600

Academics | Prospective Student | Current Student | Athletics
Visitors | Events and News | Administration

Copyright © 2016 University of Southern Indiana All rights reserved.

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Other Links

2009 Grass Roots Series
-2009 Results
-2008 Results
-2007 Results
-2006 Results
-2005 Results

2008 Night Flight
Entry Form


2008 Snow Flake Derby
-2008 Entry Form
-2008 Results

4k & 5k XC Course

Map to GLVC
NCAA Division II
NCAA Championships
D-II Rankings
Flash Results