Christine Krellwitz is in her third season as an assistant coach, second as the recruiting coordinator, with the University of Louisville track and field program. Her responsibilities at U of L also include overseeing travel, alumni relations, marketing and assisting with administrative duties.
A four-year letterwinner, Krellwitz competed for the Cardinals from 2004-08 in events such as the heptathlon, high jump and hammer throw. She is the first student-athlete to become a coach in the Ron Mann era for the Cardinals.
Krellwitz closed her career with a successful senior campaign. She took first in the high jump at the Austin Peay Spring Fling and finished third overall in the event on five separate occasions - at the Tyson Invitational and Virginia Tech Last Chance, both indoor meets, and at the Texas Relays, Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational and Cardinal Twilight (outdoor meets). At the 2007 SIU Fast Start Invitational, she recorded a personal best in the high jump, with a leap of 5-8.75 (1.75) to tie for first. In 2006 as a sophomore, she took first in the outdoor high jump and triple jump at the Indiana Relays. She finished 13th overall that year at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the high jump. A year prior, she won the high jump at the SIU Fast Start Invitational and finished runner-up in the event at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Qualifier.
Krellwitz was a well-rounded athlete as she competed in the multi-events as well. She finished 10th in the heptathlon at the 2007 BIG EAST Indoor Championships, while earning a career-best seventh-place finish in the heptathlon at the 2007 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with 4,860 points - a personal best. She went on to earn an eighth-place finish in the pentathlon with a career-best 3,506 points at the 2008 BIG EAST Indoor Championships.
No stranger to success, Krellwitz was a team captain during her last two seasons for the Cardinals and a member of the 2008 BIG EAST Women's Outdoor Track and Field championship team along with the 2007 BIG EAST Women's Outdoor runner-up team.
A member of the academic honor roll during her career, Krellwitz graduated from Louisville with a bachelor's degree in business marketing in 2008.
Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Krellwitz was a two-time Michigan state champion in the high jump. A three-year letterwinner in cross country, she also competed on track and field and volleyball teams at Big Rapids High, where she also earned all-conference honors in volleyball. She not only excelled on the track, but also in the classroom as she earned academic all-state honors as a junior and a senior.
A Big Rapids, Mich., native, she is the daughter of James and Arlene Krellwitz. She has two sisters, Katie and Julie, and one brother, Anthony.