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Courtney

Frerichs

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nixa, Mo.
High School: Nixa HS
Major: Biology
Experience: 3 Years

Bio

2014 -- Indoor:  Garnered First Team All-WAC honors by winning the 3,000 meter run with a school record and WAC Championships meet record time of 9:35.89… won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:46.19 at the Jayhawk Classic… won the 5,000 meter run at both the Alex Wilson Invitational (16:20.21) and the WAC Championships (17:45.89/First Team All-WAC) in the 5,000 meter run, while setting the school record with a time of 16:19.67 at the Iowa State Classic to place 10th… named Winter Academic All-WAC. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2013 – Indoor: At The Summit League Championships (Feb. 24 – 25), won the gold medal in both the 3,000 meters (9:46.24, School Record) and 5,000 meters (16:54.54)… At the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 1 – 2), set school records in the 5,000 meters (16:40.28, 10th place) and mile (4:55.56, 19th place)… Took second (9:47.63) in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 8)… Won the mile event at the Jayhawk Classic (Jan. 25) by crossing the finish line at 5:11.95… Was part of a Distance Medley group that placed ninth (12:16.65) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 8).  Outdoor: Named First Team USTFCCCA All-American… finished sixth in the nation in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Championships with a school record time of 9:55.02 and fourth at the NCAA West Regionals in a time of 9:59.43… named The Summit League Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year… named All-Summit League… won the 5,000-meter run at the Summit League Championships in a meet record time of 16:42.63… won the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Summit League Championships in a meet record time of 10:15.79… set the school record in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 16:22.98 to finish seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays… named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence and to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll as a Distinguished Scholar.

2012 -- Indoor: Recorded a personal time of 10:02.06 in the 3,000 meters to place fourth at The Summit League Championships (2/24) for the second best performance in team history... Placed second (10:20.85) in the 3,000 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational (1/13)... Recorded a personal best time of 17:33.79 in the 5,000 meters to finish fourth at The Summit League Championships (2/25) with the fifth best time in team history... Set a personal best time in the mile at the Jayhawk Classic (1/27) to place fourth (Section 1)... Was part of a distance medley group that placed second (12:28.51) at the Jayhawk Classic (1/27). Outdoor: Took first in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:12.23 at the State Farm/ESU Relays (4/7), in what was the fourth best performance in team history... Set a school record (10:34.48) at the MU Relays (3/23) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to finish first... Placed ninth (10:42.23) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/19) for the second best performance in team history... At the NCAA West Regional (5/26), placed 36th (10:55.29) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the third fastest time in team history.   

High School -- KADI Athlete of the Week as a freshman (track)... Earned all-conference, all-district, team MVP, KSPR Athlete of the Week as a senior (cross country)... Posted a freshman-best 2:24 in 800 meters as a freshman... Holds school records in fastest time finished in a 5K race (18:12), longest triple jump (34 '5.5"), and fastest time in a 4x800-meter relay (10:02)... 2010 conference competition, team placed first in Class 4... Four-year letterman in soccer as a midfielder/forward... All-district and all-honorable mention (soccer)... Two-time regional qualifier in gymnastics.

Personal -- Born Jan. 18, 1993... Parents are Scott and Kathy Frerichs... Has one sister, Lindsey... Majoring in biology.

Career-Best Times
Indoor
3,000 meters:
 
9:35.89 at WAC Championships, 2/24-26/14 (UMKC School Record)
5,000 meters:
 16:19.67 at Iowa State Classic, 2/15/14 (UMKC School Record)
Mile:
 4:55.56 at Alex Wilson Invitational, 3/2/13 (UMKC School Record)

Outdoor
1,500 meters:
16:22.98 at Mt. SAC Relays, 3/19/13
2,000 meter Steeplechase:  6:48.82 at Tulsa Duels, 3/16/13 (UMKC School Record)
3,000 meters: 10:12.23 at State Farm/ESU Relays, 4/7/12
3,000 meter Steeplechase:  9:55.02 at NCAA Championships, 6/8/13 (UMKC School Record)
5,000 meters:
16:22.98 at Mt. SAC Relays, 3/19/13
(UMKC School Record)

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