The teams will see their first nationally-ranked competition on Saturday
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
The teams will match up against their fellow-Midwest Region competitors on Friday
53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
5,000m Run - 18:37 | Notre Dame Invite | 10/04/2013
6,000m Run - 21:43 | Bradley Classic | 10/18/2013
Indoor Track & Field
3,000m Run - 10:17.90 | Missouri Invite | 02/07/2014
5,000m Run - 17:38.42 | Collegiate Challenge | 02/21/2014
Outdoor Track & Field
5,000m Run - 17:38.92 | SIUE Gateway Invite | 04/19/2014
5,000m (XC) - 18:37 | Notre Dame Invite (South Bend, Ind.) | 10/04
6,000m (XC) - 21:43 | Bradley Classic (Peoria, Ill.) | 10/18
3000m (Ind.) - 10:17.90 | Missouri Invite (Columbia, Mo.) | 02/07
5,000m (Ind.) - 17:38.42 | Collegiate Challenge (Columbia, Mo.) | 02/21
5,000m (Out.) - 17:38.92 | Gateway Invite (Edwardsville, Ill.) | 04/19
Cross Country - Was the second Tiger to cross the finish line at the Mizzou v. Arkansas Dual to place 10th with a time of 14:32 (4k)...Ran her best time of 21:43 in the 6k at the Bradley Pink Classic to place 26th overall...Ended her season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she placed 80th overall.
Indoor - Kaelyn started her season at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational in Lexington, Ky., where she debuted in the 3000-meter run, placing 25th overall...She bested her time from Kentucky at the Missouri Invitational, where she placed fourth with a PR mark of 10:17.90...Closed her season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge with her first career win in the 5000-meter run (17:38.42).
Outdoor - Kaelyn focused primarily on the 5000-meter run throughout the outdoor season, hitting her top time of 17:38.92 at the SIUE Gateway Invitational, her second of three meets.
1600m - 5:10 | 3200m - 10:56 | 4k (XC) - 14:11
- KSHSAA 5A State Champion for Cross Country (2011, 2012)
- KSHSAA 5A State Runner-Up for Cross Country (2009, 2010)
- KSHSAA 5A State Champion in 3200m (2013) and 4x800m (2012, 2013)
Kaelyn competed for Bishop Carroll Catholic HS under coach Ran Nielson...CROSS COUNTRY...Was a member of the 2010 and 2011 KSHSAA 5A State Champion teams...Team placed 2nd at the 2009 and 2012 KSHSAA 5A State Championships...Kaelyn was a two-time KSHSAA 5A Cross Country Champion (2011, 2012)...Two-time KSHSAA 5A State Championships Runner-Up (2009, 2010)...Three-time Nike Cross Regionals Second Team finisher (2010-2012)...TRACK & FIELD...Team was the 2011 KSHSAA 5A State Champion and 2012 KSHSAA 5A State Runner-Up...Kaelyn was a three-time KSHSAA 5A State Champion...Won the State Title in 2013 for the 3200m run...Won the State Title in the 4x800m in 2012 and 2013...Was Runner-Up in 3200m at the KSHSAA 5A Championships (2010-2012).
Parents are Scot and Eileen Balch...Twin sister, Ashlyn, is a member of the Co-Ed Mizzou Cheer Team...Born April 27, 1995 in Wichita, KS...Was a member of the Student Council (2010-12)...Yearbook staff member (2011, 2012)...Earned 3rd class honors (2010-13)...Was a Kansas High School Scholastic Art Show Finalist (2013)...Is planning on studying Sports Management with minors in Art and Business at Mizzou, with hopes to go on to graduate school in graphic design and pursue a career in advertising/design for professional sports franchises.
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