Other highlights include a pair of top-five NCAA performances in the throws
The Tigers closed Friday evening's events with 16 PR's and six event wins
The two-day meet will start Friday evening in the Audrey J. Walton Stadium
The Tigers concluded their four-meet week on Saturday
The Tigers have tallied seven personal records so far this week
Missouri Track & Field at 2014 NCAA Preliminary Round hosted at the University of Arkansas
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
5000m Run - 17:57.20 | Notre Dame Invite | 10/04/2013
6000m Run - 20:26.40 | NCAA Midwest Regional | 11/15/2013
Indoor Track & Field
3000m Run - 9:48.45 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/25/2014
5000m Run - 16:51.16 | Tyson Invite | 02/15/2014
Outdoor Track & Field
5000m Run - 16:45.80 | Mt. SAC Relays | 04/17/2014
10,000m Run - 33:12.37 | NCAA Championships | 06/12/2014
- Missouri School Record Holder in the 10,000m (33:12.37)
- 2014 NCAA Second Team All-American for the 10,000m
- 2014 SEC Freshman Team for the 10,000m
- 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships qualifier
- 2013 All-Midwest Region in cross country
- 2013 SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Year
- 2013 SEC Cross Country All-Freshman Team
- 2013 All-SEC Second Team in cross country
5000m (XC) - 17:57.20 | Notre Dame Invite (10/04)
6000m (XC) - 20:26.40 | NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15)
3000m (Ind.) - 9:48.45 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/25)
5000m (Ind.) - 16:51.16 | Tyson Invite (02/15)
5000m (Out.) - 16:45.80 | Mt. SAC Relays (04/17)
10,000m (Out.) - 33:12.37 | NCAA Championships (06/12)
Cross Country - Kaitlyn's stellar freshman year, which culminated with a School Record and two NCAA Championship runs, began at the Arkansas v. Missouri Dual where she led the Tigers with a seventh-place finish on the 4000-meter course (14:01)...She continued to lead the Tigers for four of the remaining six meets of the season, including at the SEC Championships where she ran 20:30.40 on the 6000-meter course in Gainesville, Fl. to place sixth overall, earning First Team All-SEC, All-SEC Freshman Team, and the SEC Freshman of the Year honors...Placed sixth again a couple of weeks later at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Ames, Ia., hitting a PR of 20:26.40 to earn an All-Midwest honor and qualify for the NCAA Championships...Kaitlyn ended her season in Terre Haute, Ind., with the NCAA Championships, placing 79th overall.
Indoor - Kaitlyn competed in three meets during indoor, starting with her only 3000-meter run performance of the season at the Rod McCravy Memorial...She went on to hit a season's best 16:51.16 in the 5000-meter run at the Tyson Invitational, earning her the No. 7 spot on the All-Time Top Ten list...Kaitlyn closed the season at the SEC Championships, where she placed 15th in the 5000-meter run.
Outdoor - Kaitlyn's record freshman year continued into the outdoor season, which she closed with a Second Team All-American and School Record performance at the NCAA Championships, crossing in 33:12.37 for the 10,000-meter run to take ninth....First, though, was her debut performance in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational, which she finished in 34:08.50 for the No. 3 time in Mizzou history...She went on to cross in 34:13.41 at the SEC Championships for fourth, and 34:12.44 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round for sixth and qualification to the NCAA Finals in Eugene, Ore...Kaitlyn also competed in the 5000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays, placing 12th overall in 16:45.80.
1600m - 5:05.84 | 3200m - 10:55 | 5000m (XC) - 17:51.50
- 8-time MSHSAA State Champion in cross country and track
- MSHSAA State Champion in the 3200m (2010-13)
- MSHSAA State Champion in the 1600m (2010-13)
- 2012 MSHSAA State Champion in cross county
- MSHSAA State Runner-Up in cross country (2009, 2011)
Kaitlyn competed for Herculaneum HS under coaches Jim Kasten, Kyle Davis, and Ryun Kasten...CROSS COUNTRY...Team won three MSHSAA Cross Country titles (2009, 2011-12) and was runner-up (2010)...As an individual, Kaitlyn was a four-time MSHSAA All-State finisher...Was the MSHSAA State Champion (2012), runner-up (2009, 2011), and third-place finisher (2010)...TRACK & FIELD...Team was second (2013) and third (2010) at the MSHSAA State Championships...As an individual, Kaitlyn was a seven-time MSHSAA State Champion in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs (2010-13).
Parents are Michael and Judy Fischer...Born August 4, 1994 in St. Louis, Mo....Graduated fourth in her class...Served on Student Council and was the Class Vice-President...Star Scholar-Athlete Award recipient...National Honor Society Secretary...Rotary Student of the Month...2013 Female Athlete of the Year by the St. Louis Cardinals...2012-13 Larry Highes All-Star Athletic Award sponsored by St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation...Is undecided on her major.
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