Both teams took home wins from the Forest Park XC Festival on Friday
The teams will be in St. Louis on Friday for the Forest Park XC Festival
Both teams had exciting showings against Illinois to kick off the 2014 season
The teams will match up against their fellow-Midwest Region competitors on Friday
Four student-athletes embarked on a four-week journey coaching and teaching in Vietnam
2012 NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional meet - Springfield, MO
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
5000m Run - 18:13.30 | Greater Louisville Classic | 09/29/2012
6000m Run - 21:20.90 | Big 12 Championships | 10/29/2011
3000m Run - 10:15.04 | Collegiate Challenge | 02/21/2014
1500m Run - 4:32.96 | Beach Invitational | 04/19/2014
5000m Run - 16:36.55 | Mt. SAC Relays | 04/19/2014
3000m Steeplechase - 10:21.32 | SEC Championships | 05/18/2014
- 2014 NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round qualifier (3000m Steeplechase)
- 2012 All-Big 12 (3000m Steeplechase)
5000m (XC) - 18:53.00 | Notre Dame Invite (10/04)
6000m (XC) - 21:55.40 | NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15)
3000m (Ind.) - 10:15.04 | Collegiate Challenge (02/21)
1500m (Out.) - 4:32.96 | Beach Invitational (04/19)
5000m (Out.) - 16:36.55 | Mt. SAC Relays (04/19)
3000m Steeple (Out.) - 10:21.32 | SEC Championships (05/18)
Cross Country - Courtney started her season at the Arkansas v. Missouri Dual in Fayetteville, Ark., where she was the 11th Tiger finisher on the 4000-meter course...She went on to don the black and gold at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., scoring for the squad as their fifth finisher on the 6000-meter course (22:49.75)...Was the seventh across the line for the team at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., hitting 18:53.0 for the 5000-meter run...Courtney was the sixth Tiger across the line at the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fl., taking 66th overall...She closed her season with a top time in the 6000-meter run at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 81st overall, sixth on the team, in 21:55.40.
Indoor Track - Courtney focused on the 3000-meter run during the season...Ran consistently around her PR entering the season during two of her four meets, before hitting a PR at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge to close her season, winning the event in 10:15.04.
Outdoor Track - This was an break-out season for Wood, as she ran under her PR's in the 1500-meter run and 3000-meter Steeplechase in every meet, landing at the No. 9 and No. 2 spot on the events' All-Time Top Ten lists, respectively...She started the season off with her first of four PR's, placing third at the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 10:28.20, 24-seconds below her previous best of 10:52.31...She followed that up with a pair of back-to-back PR performances on the west coast, starting with the 5000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays, where she crossed in 16:36.55 for sixth in the field...Next up was the 1500-meter run at the Beach Invitational, where she placed 12th in 4:32.96...Wood just missed out on an All-SEC finish at the conference championships in Lexington, Ky., taking fourth in the 3000-meter Steeplechase with a new PR of 10:21.32...She followed that performance up with a 16:46.80 finish in the 5000-meter run the following day, taking 10th in the field...Courtney ended her season at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, where she crossed in 20th for the 3000-meter Steeplechase (10:25.79.
5000m (XC) - 18:13.29 | Greater Louisville Classic (09/29)
6000m (XC) - 22:04 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite (10/21)
3000m (Ind.) - 10:35.31 | Collegiate Challenge (02/15)
1500m (Out.) - 4:57.98 | Missouri Relays (03/23)
3000m Steeplechase (Out.) - 11:17.37 | Arkansas Spring Invite (03/30)
Cross Country - Courtney was regularly in the top seven for the Tigers throughout the season...Was third for the squad, ninth overall, at the Iowa State Invitational, finishing in 18:48...Earned a PR in the 5000-meters at the Greater Louisville Classic, navigating the course in 18:13.29...Finished the first 6000-meter run of the season at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in 22:04...Was fourth for the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Nashville, Tenn., crossing the line in 22:11...Ended the season at the NCAA Mdiwest Regional, pacing in at 22:59.47.
Indoor Track - Competed in the 3000-meter run during both of her meets during the indoor season, earning a season-best time of 10:35.31 at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge.
Outdoor Track - Primarily competed in the 3000-meter Steeplechase throughout the outdoor season, earning a season's best time of 11:17.37 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, finishing second...Took fourth-place in the event at both the Ole Miss Invitational and the Iowa Musco Invitational, running 11:18.28 and 11:20.40, respectively.
5000m (XC) - 18:15 | Notre Dame Invite (09/30)
6000m (XC) - 21:20.90 | Big 12 Championships (10/29)
1500m (Out.) - 4:39.04 | Kansas Relays (04/21)
3000m Steeplechase (Out.) - 10:52.31 | Big 12 Championships (05/13)
Cross Country - Finished third at the Saluki Early Bird, completing the 4000-meter course in 14:59.30...Came in eighth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, finishing the 5000-meter race in 18:41.05...Ran a new 5000-meter PR of 18:15 at the Notre Dame Invitational, earning 100th-place...Finished the 6000-meter course at the Bradley Classic in 22:10.26, good for 25th...Earned a 6000-meter PR of 21:20.90 at the Big 12 Championships, taking 51st in the field...Crossed in 32nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 22:06.27.
Indoor Track - Ran unattached at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where she finished second in the 5000-meters with a final time of 17:39.98.
Outdoor Track - Competed primarily in the 3000-meter Steeplechase during the outdoor season, with her only 1500-meter run coming at the Kansas Relays where she placed second in 4:39.04...Also took second at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line in 11:23.61 for the 3000-meter Steeplechase...Was fourth at the LSU Invitational in 11:15:36 and won the 3000-meter Steeplechase at the Tom Botts Invitational, crossing the line in 11:10.85...Her PR came at the Big 12 Championships, where she took sixth in 10:52.31 to earn her first All-Big 12 honor.
800m - 2:18.69 | 1600m - 5:00.50 | 3200m - 10:52.24 | 2000m Steeplechase - 7:34.16 | 5000m (XC) - 17:46.72
Courtney competed for Neosho HS under coach Harry Lineberry...She was a three-time MSHSAA All-State athlete for Cross Country (2007-08, 2010)...Four-time MSHSAA All-District and All-Conference (2007-10)...Three-time Aldo Sebbon Cross Country Runner of the Year (2007-09)...On the track, she earned multiple All-State honors for the 1600-meter run (2008-09, 2011), 3200-meter run (2008-10), and 4x800-meter relay (2008-10).
Parents are Bert and Donna...Born March 10, 1993 in Joplin, Mo...Is studying Biochemistry at Mizzou.
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