Lana Mims
Lana Mims

Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Metro Christian Academy





Four Mizzou Grads Compete at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships

The former Tigers hit the track for a chance at the World Championships

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Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
60m Dash 7.70
100m Dash 11.98
200m Dash 24.59 24.09
400m Dash 54.62 55.76
Long Jump 5.98m (19-7 1/2) 6.27m (20-7)


  • Five-time All-Big 12
  • Member of the School Record 4x400m Relay


Competed for the Tigers at the Big 12 Championships in four different events, earning All-Big 12 honors as a member of the 4x400m relay and the distance medley relay teams ... Helped the 4x400m and DMR teams to sixth-place nods with times of 3:41.33 and 11:36.62, respectively ... Both times were season-bests for any Tiger foursome during the indoor season ... Ran in the 400m dash and the competed in the long jump at the Championships as well ... Those two events were her primary ones all season long as she posted a season-best time of 54.62 in the 400m dash at the Meyo Invitational and 5.98m (19-7 ½), also at the Meyo Invitational ... Her 400m time at the meet was just shy of the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the event and a team-best in 2010 ... Clocked in at 55.70 in the 400m dash at the ISU Last Chance Meet ... Held the Tigers' top marks on the season in both the long jump and the 400m dash ... Also competed in the 200m and 60m dashes during the season, posting season-best marks of 25.09 and 7.70, respectively.

Indoor: Placed 10th overall in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a leap of 5.86m (19-2 ¾), a personal-best mark ... Saw plenty of action on the sprit circuit as well, turning in personal-best marks in both the 60m dash (7.79) and the 200m dash (24.78) at the ISU Classic and Big 12/SEC Challenge, respectively ... Also set a season-best mark of 57.82 in the 400m dash at the MU-KU dual meet. Outdoor: Placed 12th at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a long jump mark of 5.97m (19-7), a personal-best in the event ... Competed in both the 100m and 200m dashes at the Tom Botts Invitational, clocking personal-best times in both events ... Ran the 100m dash in 12.09 and the 200m dash in 24.49.

Earned All-Big 12 honors as a member of the Tigers' eighth-place 4x400-meter relay team ... placed 10th in the long jump at the league meet with a PR 19-1½ (5.83m) ... was on Mizzou's third-place sprint medley relay team at the Drake Relays. Indoor: Recorded a personal best in the indoor long jump at the Missouri All-Comers Meet with a winning leap of 18-10½ (5.75m).

Outdoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors as a member of the eighth-place 4x100-meter relay team ... placed 23rd in the 200-meter dash and 22nd in the long jump at the conference meet ... marked season's best in the long jump at the Kansas Relays with a leap of 18-8¾ (5.71m) to finish 11th. Indoor: Placed 17th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the long jump, marking 18-1½ (5.53m) ... landed season's best of 18-9¾ (5.74m) at the Big 12-MWC Challenge.

High School:
Three-time Oklahoma High School champion, winning long jump titles in 2005 and 2006, adding a high jump title in 2006 ... holds the state's second-longest long jump mark all-time and broke the state's 4A record in the event ... has placed eighth in the USATF Junior Olympics in the long jump ... high school coaches - Madeline Manning Mims (mother) and John Jackson (brother) ... high school PRs - 100m, 12.2; 200m, 25.2; HJ, 5-6; LJ, 19-2½.

Daughter of Roderick & Madeline Manning Mims ... majoring in general studies with components in engineering, biology, and animal science ... active as a missionary, visiting Guyana, Suriname, and Belize ... also is a drummer and percussionist ... competed in rhythmic gymnastics as a youngster, and at age 11, was a Level 6 Champion ... mother, Madeline Manning Mims is a four-time Olympian and a Gold medalist at 800 meters, breaking the Olympic record in the 1968 Mexico City games (2:00.92) in a race in which she pulled away in the backstretch of the final lap and won by 40 meters ... Manning also won a Silver medal in the 1972 Munich games with USA's 4x400- meter relay team ... brother, John Jackson, competed in the long jump and triple jump events at the University of Oklahoma and is in the school's all-top 10 in the triple jump ... born October 27, 1987 in Tulsa, Okla.

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