Lydia Heimonen
Lydia Heimonen
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
High School: Superior Heights HS
Position: Distance
Major: Nursing

Senior (2018-19): Ran a personal best in the 3.1 mile with a time of  21:43 at the UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open....Ran a 2:24.4 in the 800-meter dash finishing season best third place at the SVSU Holiday Open...

Junior (2017-18): Competed in every XC and Indoor event...Named to the fall GLIAC All-Academic Team

Sophomore (2016-17): Named to the fall GLIAC All-Academic team

Freshman (2015-16): Broke the school record in the 800m with a 2:19.03 mark at SVSU's Jets Pizza Invitational 11/22/16...Named LSSU Freshman of the year (Terry McDermott Award).

Personal Records:


5K- 18:45.86

6K- 22:25


800m- 2:18.45

1500m- 4:56.79

1 mile- 5:22.36

300m- 10:39.59

High School: A 2015 graduate of Superior Heights High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ... Coached by Lori Purnis ... Recipient of the ACT Cross Country Award ... Established a Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (NOSSA) record in the 800-meter run. 

Personal: Daughter of Harri and Bridget Heimonen ... Both of her parents attended Lake Superior State University and her mother played tennis at LSSU ... Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ... Has three sisters and two brothers ... Started running at age five and has trained with the Sault Athletics Track Club since seventh grade ... Majoring in nursing.