Christine Cooperstein
Christine Cooperstein
Year: Junior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: Whittier HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara

2012
Placed 5th at Big West Championships in the 10k with a time of 36:44.10…placed 2nd in the 1500m at Cal Poly with a time of 4:33.50…was the top Gaucho finisher in the 5k at Bryan Clay Invite.
2011
Cooperstein ran a career best time of 10:01.37 in the 3k at the Big West Challenge where she place second overall...Qualified for the finals of the 5k as well as 10k where she ran 17:17.10 and 37:37.40, respectively. 

High School
Was the Del Rio League Champion in 2008 and 2009...1600m and 3200m league champion in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 season...Ran 17:49 at the three mile Woodbridge Invitational in 2009. 

Personal
Daughter of Sam and Mary Ann Cooperstein...Majoring in Biochemistry and hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine...Lists her favorite movies as 'Up', 'Despicable Me' and 'Mathilda'...Favorite athletes are Meb Keflezighi, Steve Prefontaine and her  UCSB teammates Amanda Moreno and Ari Selix.
Collegiate Career Bests
1,500m - 4:33.50 (Cal Poly, 4/28/12)
3k          - 10.01.37 (Big West Challenge, 4/28/11)
5k          - 17:01.69 (Bryan Clay Invite, 4/20/12)
10k        - 36:44.10 (Big West Conference Championship, 5/11/12)