Alyssa Christensen Athlete Profile

Alyssa Christensen

Alyssa Christensen
Positions: Sprints, Hurdles Height: 5-6 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: Cottonwood, CA Last School: West Valley High School

Personal

  • Born in Ukiah, California
  • Parents are Scott and Traci Christensen
  • Enjoys scrapbooking, dancing and singing
  • Father, Scott, pole vaulted for BYU
  • Majoring in Spanish translation

Before BYU

  • Lettered all four years in track and swimming
  • Four time Northern California section league champion
  • 2006 and 2007 North Athletic League champion in 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 100m dash and 4x100
  • 2005 North Ahtletic League champion
  • 2006 and 2007 North Athletic League champion in 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 100m dash and 4x100
  • 2005 North Ahtletic League champion in 100m dash and 4x100
  • California State Championship competitor in 2005-07

Summary

  • MWC Champion (400m Hurdles 2010)
  • All-MWC (400m Hurdles 2010; 400m Hurdles 2011)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 60mH- 8.89; 100m- 12.62; 100mH; 14.30; 200m- 26.00; 400m- 58.88;  300m- 43.88; 400mH- 59:34


2008 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Began her BYU indoor track career competing in the 300m (43.88) and placing in the top ten in the 60m hurdles (9.85) at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Took seventh in the 60m hurdles (9.17) at the Lumberjack Invitational
  • Placed fifth in the 400m (1:02.33) at the NWU Invitational
  • Competed in the 200m (26.37) and 60m hurdles (9.33) at the Air Force Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Placed in the top ten in the 400m hurdles (1:07.35) at the Willie Williams Classic
  • Finished fifth in the 100m hurdles (15.67) and took second in the 400m hurdles (1:02.25) at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2009 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Started her sophomore indoor season with a fourth place 60m Hurdle finish at the Bengal Shootout (9.04)
  • Took eighth at the Bronco Invitational in the 60m Hurdles (9.35) and eighth in the 200m (26.08)
  • Finished with a season-best time of 8.91 in the 60m hurdles at the Air Force Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Started the outdoor season with ninth place finishes in both the 100m Hurdles (14.79) and 400m Hurdles (1:07.16) at the Baldly Castillo Classic
  • Placed third at the Cougar Invite in the 100m Hurdles (14.98)
  • Grabbed a third place finish with a season best time of 1:02.25 at the BYU Invitational Tri-Meet

2010 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Began season with two seventh place finishes in the 60m hurdles at the BYU Indoor Invitational (9.08) and Bengal Shootout (9.02)
  • Competed in the 60m hurdles (9.16) and the 200m (26.31) at the Bronco Invitational, placing 11th and 22nd respectively
  • Ran a season-best 8.94 60m hurdles at the Air Force Invite, placing ninth

Outdoor:

  • Placed first in the 400m hurdles (1:01.38) and second in the 100m hurdles (14.51) at the Spring Break Classic
  • Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles (1:02.34) and 14th in the 100m hurdles (14.30)
  • Competed in the 100m hurdles (14.42) and 400m hurdles (1:00.85) at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Finished first in the 400m hurdles (1:00.99) at the Robison Invitational
  • Won the MWC 400m hurdles title in a personal best 59.34
  • Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary, placing 26th in the 400m hurdles (1:00.36)

2011 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Opened the season with a first place 400m finish (58.88) at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Placed fourth at the Snake River Open in the 60m hurdles (8.88)
  • Took second in the 60m hurdles at the Jacksons Invitational (8.76)
  • Earned a second place finish in the 60m hurdles at the New Balance Invitational (8.67)

Outdoor:

  • Placed third in the 100m hurdles at the Trojan Tri Meet in 14.03
  • Took fifth in the 400m hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic in 59.61
  • Finished first in the 400m hurdles in 1:01.58 at the Robison Invitational
  • Competed at the MWC Outdoor Championships and finished second in the 400m hurdles (59.70), fourth in the 100m hurdles (13.80), second in the 4x100m (45.47) and third in the 4x400m (3:40.75).