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Full name  Christine Babcock
Nationality  United States

Sport  Track and Field
Name  Christine Babcock
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Education  University of Washington, Woodbridge High School
Events  800 metres, 1500 metres, Mile run

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Christine Babcock is a two-time all-American collegiate athlete in the United States.


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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.

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High school

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Babcock's first major victory in track and field came by winning the girls' 2006 outdoor 1600 meter CIF California State Meet title in 4:41.29 (with a margin of over 1 second) as a sophomore.

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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.


Babcock represents Oiselle and trains with Lauren Fleshman in Bend, Oregon since 2013.

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