Fourteen athletes and the women's team were recognized for their work in the classroom
53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
The teams closed competition in Eugene on Saturday
The freshman placed ninth in the 10,000m in record time
Eight women and two men are in Eugene, Ore., this week for the Finals
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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