She was the first freshman across the line at the SEC Championships
Votes were submitted by the league's head coaches
53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
The freshman will close out her season next weekend in Terre Haute, IN
The teams will travel to Ames, IA, on Friday to race for spots at the NCAA Championship
|10K||31:11.52||NCAA Midwest Regional||11/09/2012|
|3K||8:39.95||Bill Bergan Invitational||01/28/2012|
|10K||29:42.49||Mt. SAC Relays||04/19/2013|
- Second Team All-SEC for Cross Country (2012)
- NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 10k (2013)
- All-Midwest Region in Cross Country (2011)
Cross Country- Earned All-Midwest Region (22nd) this season... Competed in six races in his last season for the Tigers... Was the 3rd Tiger to cross the line at the Mizzou versus Arkansas dual to place 10th with a time of 20:33 (6600m)... Ran his best time of the season at the Adidas Invitational clocking in at 24:18... Placed 25th at the SEC Championships... Set a new personal record in the 10k at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 31:00.4.
Cross Country- Was consistently in the top five for the Tigers throughout the season...Was the 5th finisher for the black and gold, 8th overall, at the Iowa State Invitational, crossing in 25:35...Raced to an 8k PR at the Greater Louisville Classic, crossing in 24:31.88 for 35th overall, 3rd for Mizzou...Was 4th for the team at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, navigating the course in 24:37...Led the way for the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Nashville, TN, taking 8th overall with a new 8k PR fo 24:08.24...Earned a 10k PR at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 34th overall in 31:11.52
Indoor Track- Was 2nd at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in the 5k, crossing in 14:42.50...Went on to earn an indoor PR for the 5k at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, AR, finishing 16th overall in 14:39.10
Outdoor Track- Started the season with a 5k PR of 14:20.05 in the 5k at the Missouri Relays, winning the event...Placed 17th in the 10k at the highly-competitive Mt. SAC Relays, earning a new PR of 29:42.49...Was 9th in the 10k at the SEC Championships, hosted by Missouri, crossing in 30:29.06...Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 10k
Cross Country- Came in 15th in the 8K race at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, posting a final time of 27:52.82...Was 106th at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the 5-mile course in 25:34...Competed for the Tigers at the NCAA Pre-National Meet, where he finished 60th in 25:18...Took 37th in the 8K at the Big 12 Championships, crossing the line in 24:41.70...Earned All-Region honors following his 20th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, completing the 10K course in 31:44.32
Indoor Track- Competed primarily in the 3000m, starting with a 7th-place finish at the KU-MU Dual, where he finished in 8:51.24...Followed that up with a Personal Record performance of 8:39.95 at the Bill Bergan Invitational...Ran his only 5000m race of the season at the GVSU Big Meet, taking 15th in 14:42.32...Finished the season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, posting a 3000m time of 8:41.46 to take 2nd-place
Outdoor Track- Started his outdoor season with a 3rd-place finish at the Missouri Relays in the 5000m, crossing the line in 14:47.56...Ran an 8:44.74 3000m at the LSU Battle on the Bayou Invitational...Competed in his first 10,000m run at the Mt. SAC Relays, where he took 7th with a Personal Record of 30:00.78...Ran another 10,000m at the Big 12 Championships, crossing the line in 31:15.07
Cross Country- Finished 23rd overall, 5th for the Tigers, at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, finishing the 8K course in 27:47.70...Was the 3rd finisher for the Tigers, 115th overall, at the Greater Louisville Classic, where he finished in 25:18.83...Was once again Mizzou's 3rd runner at the Bradley Classic, where he finished 45th overall in 25:17...Turned in the Tigers' second-best showing at the Big 12 Championships, finishing 52nd overall with a time of 26:09.71...Ended the year with a 66th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, clocking in at 31:44.62 for the 10K course
Indoor Track- Competed primarily in the 3000m, with his only Mile finish coming at the end of the season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where he claimed 8th-place in 4:29.56...Started the season at the Missouri Invitational, finishing the 3000m race in 8:59.67 for 5th...Followed that up with a 9:04.45 finish at the KU-MU Dual meet, then a season-best time of 8:47.61 at the Bill Bergan Invitational...His final 3000m time was 9:00.52 at the Iowa State Classic
Outdoor Track- Primarily raced in the 3000m Steeplechase, starting with a 4th-place finish at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line in 9:40.47...Followed that with a 9:05.85 3000m finish at the Tom Botts Invitational...Competed in the Steeplechase at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational, finishing 9th in 9:40.07...Earned his season-best Steeple time of 9:30.13 at the Georgia vs. Missouri Dual Meet, where he took 2nd-place...Finished the outdoor season with a 9:59.14 performance at the Big 12 Championship meet, good for 15th
Cross Country- Competed at the SIU Early Bird and was clocked at 20:22.80 on the 6K course, good for 16th overall
Indoor Track- Ran unattached in te 3000m at the Missouri Invitational, finishing in 9:22.73...Took 4th place in the 3000m at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, running unattached with a time of 8:55.89
Outdoor Track- Ran unattached in the 5000m at the Missouri Relays, finishing in 15:10.88
Ran at Mexico HS under coaches Mitch Ridgeway and John Wilbeis...He was a 4-time MSHSAA Cross Country State Championship qualifier (2005-2008)...Earned Cross Country All-State Honors in 2006 (10th), 2007 (4th) and 2008 (4th)...Was a 3-time Cross Country District Champion (2006-2008) and 2-time Conference Champion (2006, 2008)...On the Track, Hayden qualified for 3 MSHSAA State Championships for the 1600m and 3200m (2007-2009)...He was a 5-time Conference Champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2007-2009) and won 2 District Titles in 2009...Helped his team to two Cross Country Conference Titles (2007, 2008)
High School Bests
800m - 1:59 | 1600m - 4:32 | 3200m - 9:35 | 5k XC - 16:04
Parents are Ray and Tracey...Born October 29, 1990 in Mexico, MO...Both parents are Mizzou grads...Cousin, Erin Edwards, runs D1 cross country and track and Missouri State...He is undefeated in competitive eating competitions...He was an Honor Roll student throughout high school...Is studying Biology and Nutrition & Fitness
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