Emma Berres

2025 XC/Track Athlete from Naperville North HS


My name is Emma Berres and I am a class of 2025 cross country and track student athlete at Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois. During my freshman season, I ran a 4:59 1600m at Batavia Distance Night and a 2:16 800m at WWS Tiger Invite. I ran the 4×800, 800, and 4×400 in the IHSA state track meet, placing 2nd all state in the 4×800 2022 3A championship. Freshman year I also ran at state for cross country but after my disappointing ACL injury, it prevented me from competing at the state XC meet my sophomore year. I relentlessly stuck to my rehabilitation and conditioning program and I qualified for state in the 4×8 less than 7 months later. Fully recovered, I can’t wait to achieve my goal of running sub 17:30 and being all state in my upcoming 2023 XC season. Additionally, my junior year track goals are to run a sub 4:55 in the 1600 and 2:12 in the 800, I’m confident I’ll reach my goals. 

I joined cross country and track in 7th grade while simultaneously playing on a nationally ranked soccer team. I worked hard with my teammates and helped lead my teams to state in all 3 sports. My strong drive to work hard and be successful has helped me develop into the determined athlete that I am today. I always encourage my teammates to be the best version of themselves on and off the track because I believe in the importance of a positive and hardworking team atmosphere. While being a dual athlete, I maintained a 4.1 GPA while taking numerous honors courses. 

I’m just now beginning my development as a runner and I look forward to advancing my career with my future academic and athletic opportunities. For more information, please email me at emmaberres2025@gmail.com


5’5 / 120
800m: 2:12.92
1600m: 4:55.01
3200m: 11:20
3 mile: 18:02
5K: 18:32


4.154 GPA
Major: Health Sciences / Physical Therapy
NCAA ID: 2305911861

Extracurricular Activities

Edwards Hospital Volunteer
National Honor Society
Junior Board

Graduation Year

2025 Graduate from Naperville North HS in Naperville, IL


* 4.154 GPA
* Letter & Bar Award
* AP Lang & Comp, JR
* Spanish 4, JR
* Honors English 2, SO
* Honors Biology, SO
* Algebra 2, SO
* Honors English 1, FR
* Chemistry, FR
* Algebra 1, FR

Resume / Honors & Accomplishments

* 3rd – Magis Miles (1600m, 4:55.01), JR
* 4th – IHSA State Meet (800m, 2:12.92), JR
* Nike Outdoor Nationals, June 2023
* IHSA State Meet Qualifier (4x800m), SO
* 2nd – IHSA State Meet (4x800m), FR
* IHSA State Meet Qualifier (800m + 4x400m + 4x800m), FR
* 3rd – WWS Tiger Invitational (800m, 2:16.37), FR
* 3rd – Batavia Distance Madness (1600m, 4:59.55), FR
* Varsity letterman
* 72nd – IHSA State Meet (18:02), FR
* 7th – IHSA State Meet (Team), FR
* Varsity letterman

Upcoming Schedule

* June 13-15, 2024: Nike Outdoor Nationals (800m + 1600m, University of Oregon)

For more information, please email me at emmaberres2025@gmail.com.