Annette Eichenberger

Annette  Eichenberger


West Chicago, Ill.

High School:
West Chicago Community



2012 MW Championships


Rust Buster Invitational

Photos from the Rust Buster Invitational.


Rust Buster Invitational (Women)

Photos from the women's Rust Buster Invitational.


Rust Buster Invitational

Rust Buster Invitational

SENIOR (2013): Team captain.

JUNIOR (2012): Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...clocked a season-best 6K time of 22:11.6 at the Mountain West Championships (31st)...placed 90th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a time of 23:00.5...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, placing 19th with a 5.8K-time of 22:41...opened the season with a 5K time of 19:53.5 at the Colorado State Open (28th).

SOPHOMORE (2011): Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...finished 43rd at the Mountain West Championships, clocking a time of 23:31...posted a time of 23:49 to finish 192nd at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...placed 19th at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational with a 5K time of 19:09...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational, placing 32nd (15:54) in the 4K race.

FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational...clocked a 4K time of 16:07 to finish 13th.

HIGH SCHOOL: West Chicago Community High School... state champion in the 800-meter run during both the indoor (2:14) and outdoor (2:12.26) meets...finished second at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the Emerging Elite Division...placed second in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the 2009 AAU Junior qualifier to the Junior Olympics in the 800-meter run, javelin throw, 2000-meter steeplechase, heptathlon and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team...earned All-America status in the steeplechase and relay...all-state honoree...three-time indoor conference champion in the 800-meter run...also earned three consecutive conference titles in the outdoor 800-meter run...2008 sectional champion and two-time sectional runner-up in the outdoor 800-meter run...2008 conference champion in the indoor 1600-meter run...two-time co-captain of cross country team...also served as co-captain of the 2010 track team...four-year varsity letterwinner in both cross country and track...sectional qualifier for cross country...two-time all-area athlete for track and field in Dupage County...member of the 4x800-meter relay team that qualified for the 2010 state meet...holds school records in the 800-meter, mile, 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay and high jump...also lettered in basketball as a sophomore...named "2010 Mrs. Wildcat" as the top senior girl's all-around athlete at West Chicago High School...graduated 17th out of 526 students with a 3.94 GPA...named Illinois State Scholar...member of the National Honor Society...member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society (Spanish)...three-year recipient of the "Outstanding Effort in Mathematics" award...Martin Luther King Scholarship winner...selected "Wildcat Leader" to assist underclassmen...participated in the "We-Go Buddies" to help disabled students...participated in Relay for Life...Community/Church youth volunteer...named to "Who's Who Among All-American Scholars".

PERSONAL: Full name is Annette Rianna Eichenberger...nickname is "Nette"...daughter of Ike and Valerie Eichenberger...father is a retired lieutenant colonel...mother is a former captain in the USAF nurse corps...has three younger siblings - Jack, Blake and Sabrina...majoring in biology...future plans include participating in the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and working in hospital administration...named to the Athletics list all six semesters...also named to the Dean's List...served as Athletics NCO, Public Affairs NCO and Group One Athletic Officer...named the Top Female Athlete in squadron during Basic Cadet Training in summer of 2010...hobbies include watching Disney movies and playing with puppy, Jessie...traveled home for brother's graduation over the summer...also guided four different groups to launch 24 weather balloons into space for the Academy's SPACE program...has two uncles that have served in the military; Lt Col (ret) Harold Eberle and Brig Gen (ret.) Milton Eberle...hopes to run in the Olympics someday...received the Most Competitive Athlete award for the Falcons' track and field team during junior year...member of Cadet Squadron 02.

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