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Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week XII

March 30, 2002

Name: Christine Bjelland

Born: June 5, 1986

Hometown: Costa Mesa

Height: 5-foot-6

Weight: 114

Sport: Track and field

Events: 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, and 1,600 relay.

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Coach: Glenn Mitchell and George Greenwalt

Favorite food: My mom's (Diane) homemade vanilla ice cream

Favorite movie: "Chicken Run"

Best athletic moment: "The (1,600 relay) against Uni was fun last

week, (won by Costa Mesa, including Stacy Krikorian, Rachel Hughes and

Sharon Day in 4:14.9)."

Athlete of the Week XII: The Mustang sophomore won the 800-, 1,600-

and 3,200-meter events, while setting personal-best times in a Pacific

Coast League meet against University March 21 at Orange Coast College.

She also helped the 1,600 relay team to victory with a personal best in

her 400.

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