Caroline Hogardh
Caroline Hogardh
Year: RS-Sophomore
Hometown: Halmstead, Sweden
High School: Vaxjo
Position: Distance

Academic Notes: Majoring in Exercise Science.

Personal Bests: 2:09.6 (800m), 4:33.14 (1500m), 4:52.41@ (Mile)

2013 Cross Country: Competed at two meets after returning from injury... Was NAU's top finisher at the Dave Murray Invitational finishing 16th with a time of 18:05.5... Finished 38th at the Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 19:08.99.

2012 Cross Country: Competed in just one meet... Finished 9th at the Pac-12 Preview Elite Invite with a time of 17:58.

2012 Track & Field: Led the Lumberjacks during the indoor season in the 800 meters and the mile with season-bests at the Big Sky Championships in both events ... Time of 2:11.71@ in the 800m was the third-best in the Big Sky all season, and her mile time of 4:52.41@ was fifth in the conference ... Finished fourth in both the 800m and mile at Big Sky Indoors ... Burst onto the national steeplechase scene during outdoors as part of a sensational freshman year ... Ended the season with the 12th-best time in the country for the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:05.80@), which she set at the Big Sky Outdoor Championships as part of a silver-medal performance ... Earned Second-Team All America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa with a 16th-place finish and a time of 10:22.82 ... Also led the team in the 1,500 meters (4:23.46@) after a fourth-place finish at Big Sky Outdoors ... Ran a season-best in the 800 meters (2:12.83) at the Beach Invitational in Cerritos, Calif.

2011 Cross Country: Emerged as a solid top-five runner for the Lumberjacks in her first season with NAU ... Competed in five races total on the season, and was the third NAU finisher in four meets ... Best 5K time came at the Dave Murray Invitational, where she finished 13th in a time of 18:04.0 ... Finished in the top 40 at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree, posting a time of 18:19.20 (33rd) ... Competed in her first 6K race at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, finishing in 21:41.7 (161st) ... Ran two solid races in her first postseason experiences, placing 26th (19:21.04) at the Big Sky Championships and 44th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:29.3)

High School/Club: Won award for best athlete in her club (IFK Halmstead) for five consecutive years (2007-2011) ... Holds club records in the 800m, 1500m, and 2000m steeplechase ... Set a district record in the 2000m steeplechase in 2011

Personal: Born November 16, 1992 to Christer and Anna-Carin Hogardh ... Has one younger sister, Johanna ... Chose NAU for the altitude, great training opportunities, beautiful scenery, and great team unity