53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
Mizzou Men take 5th at the NCAA Midwest Regional, Women take 16th
The Tiger Men have not qualified for the NCAA Championships since 2000
The Missouri Cross Country squads made history this morning as they took on their first SEC Championship
The Cross Country squads will be the first Missouri teams to compete in an SEC Championship event
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
8000m Run - 24:23.90 | Wisconsin Adidas Invite | 10/12/2012
10,000m Run - 31:09.96 | NCAA Midwest Regional | 11/09/2012
Indoor Track & Field
Mile Run - 4:07.20 | SEC Championships | 02/23/2012
3000m Run - 8:18.51 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/26/2013
Outdoor Track & Field
1500m Run - 3:47.35 | Bryan Clay Invite | 04/20/2012
5000m Run - 14:36.46 | Big 12 Championships | 05/13/2012
- Indoor All-Big 12 for the DMR (2012)
Cross Country - Did not compete.
Indoor Track - Did not compete.
Outdoor Track - Did not compete.
8000m (XC) - 24:23.90 | Wisconsin Adidas Invite (10/12)
10,000m (XC) - 31:09.96 | NCAA Midwest Regional (11/09)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:07.20 | SEC Championships (02/23)
3000m (Ind.) - 8:18.51 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/26)
1500m (Out.) - 3:47.50 | Bryan Clay Invite (04/19)
5000m (Out.) - 14:59.21 | SEC Championships (05/12)
Cross Country - Merid was consistently a top five runner for the Tigers throughout the season...Was fourthfor the squad at the Iowa State Invitational, seventhoverall, with a time of 25:53...Earned his first of three PR's at the Greater Louisville Classic, placing 36th overall in 24:32.41...Placed secondfor the Tigers, 125th overall at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational with his 24:24 PR on the 8000-metercourse...Was 25th overall at the SEC Championships in Nashville, Tenn., crossing the line in 24:37.68...Closed out the season with a 10,000-meterPR at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo., finishing in 31:09.96 for 33rd overall.
Indoor Track- Started the season with a second-place performance in the mile at the Missouri Invitational...Went on to take fifthin the 3000-meter runat the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet with a new PR of 8:18.51...Was 19th in the mile at the UW Husky Classic...Represented the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., as a member of the eighth-place DMR team...Finished eighthin his own right at the conference championships, timing in with a new PR of 4:07.20 in the mile.
Outdoor Track- Started the season with a third-place finish in the 1500-meter run at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line in 3:55.81...Hit a series of meets on the California coast, starting with the Stanford Invitational where he placed 26th in the 5000-meterwith a final time of 15:10.23...Closed out the trip with a 1500-meter season-best of 3:47.50 at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational...Placed 11th in the 1500-metersat the Drake Relays with a 3:51.68 effort...Represented the Tiges at home in the SEC Championships in the 1500-meterand 5000-meter runs, posting a season-best time of 14:59.21 in the5000-meters.
8000m (XC) - 25:06 | Big 12 Championships (10/29)
10,000m (XC) - 32:47.71 | NCAA Midwest Regional (11/12)
800m (Ind.) - 1:57.20 | MU v. KU Dual (01/13)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:13.94 | Texas A&M Invite (02/11)
3000m (Ind.) - 8:22.18 | Big 12 Championships (02/25)
1500m (Out.) - 3:47.35 | Bryan Clay Invite (04/20)
5000m (Out.) - 14:36.46 | Big 12 Championships (05/13)
Cross Country - Placed 14th in the 8000-metersat the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, posting a final time of 27:39.43...Finished 104th at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the five-mile course in 25:33...Came through in 25:49 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals to earn 108th...Ran 25:06 at the Big 12 Championships to finish 59th...Took 57th at the NCAA Midwest Regional, completing the 10,000-meter course in 32:47.71.
Indoor Track - Started the season with a second-place finish at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual Meet for the DMR, and an individual fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, which he finished in 1:57.20...Took secondin the mile at the Illini Classic, crossing the line in 4:15.25...Followed that with an 8:29.10 3000-meterperformance at the Bill Bergan Invitational, earning himself 22nd place...Was ninthin the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational in 4:13.94, and ran 8:27.38 for fourthin the 3000-meters...Finished his seasonat the Big 12 Championship, where he earned a PR for the 3000-meters in 8:22.18 and fourthin the DMR, earning an All-Big 12 honor.
Outdoor Track - Earned two PRs in the 1500-meters and 5000-meters this season...Started off with a first-place finish at the Missouri Relays in the 1500-meters, where he finished in 3:53.55...Followed that up with a fourth-place finish at the LSU Invitational in 3:49.12 and a fifth-place finish at the Beach Invitational in 3:47.35...His 1500-meterPR came at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational, where he took 13th in 3:47.35...Competed as part of the fourth-place DMR team and first-place 4x1600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays...Earned his 5000-meterPR at the Big 12 Championship, where he placed 19th in 14:36.46 and 14th in the 1500-metersin 3:49.34.
8000m (XC) - 25:22.91 | Greater Louisville Challenge (10/02)
Cross Country - Posted Missouri's No. 4 time in all three meets he ran this season...Finished 14th overall at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, crossing the line in 27:07.62...Took 124th at the Greater Louisville Challenge, earning a season-best time of 25:22.91...Raced to 57th place at the Bradley Classic, finishing in 25:29.
Indoor Track - Did not compete.
Outdoor Track - Did not compete.
800m - 1:53 | 1500m - 3:53
Ran at Birchmount Park for coach Bill Stephens...Also ran for the Phoenix Athletics Association in Toronto...Was part of two State Championship and eight Regional and Metro Champion teams...Represented Canada at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championship...Merid won six Regional Cross Country titles and led his team to a Provincial title (2007) and a third-place finish (2008)...Was a two-time Ontario Provincial Champion in the 1500-meters (2007, 2008) and 800-meters (2008)...Was a four-time Regional Champion for both the 1500-meters and 800-meters (2007-2010)...Earned a National Championship title in the 800-meters, and was runner-up in the 1500-meters (2009).
Stepfather is Abayneh Geda...Born October 25, 1992 in Ethiopia...Was on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Is a big fan of Truman the Tiger...Is studying Finance at Mizzou
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