2008 Track: Joined the Sun Devil prior to the start of the indoor track & field season before redshirting.
UCLA: Competed in cross country for two seasons for the Bruins and took a redshirt in both indoor and outdoor track & field... due to Pac-10 transfer rules, she will have to sit out the 2008 track & field and 2008 cross country seasons... with the Bruins, had a strong freshman campaign that saw her place fourth overall at the UCSD Invitational... competed in the Pac-10 and NCAA West Region Championships... was selected as the team's Freshman of the Year (2006)... competed in four races for the Bruins in 2007, finishing seventh at the UCSD Invitational.
High School: A 2006 graduate of College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, Calif.)... lettered four times each in cross country and track & field... captained each team twice... helped 4x1600m relay to a national title and earned All-America honors (2004)... three-time All-DFAL First Team honoree in both track & field and cross country... All-CIF First Team in cross country in 2004... on the track, won North Coast Section (NCS) titles in the 1,600m and 3,200m runs in 2005... selected as her team's MVP in 2005 for both cross country and track & field... four-time NCS qualifier in cross country... also was a FootLocker West Region finalist... holds school records for 5,000m cross country and as a member of three relays (distance medley, 4x1600m and 4x800m).
Personal: Majoring in business/management and communication... parents are Fernando and Christina Pennes... has one brother: Thomas... born February 2, 1988, in Walnut Creek, Calif.... hobbies include shopping, wakeboarding, anything on boats, cooking and traveling... full name is Kristina Nicole Pennes.
Personal Bests Mile: 4:54.9 3200: 10:36