Junior Nia Barnes (women's hammer throw), redshirt freshman Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), sophomore Josh McCullan (men's long jump) and freshman Quanesha Burks (women's long jump) punched their tickets to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with their performances Thursday
Junior 2014 Cross Country Ran a 21:17 in the Paul Short Invitational 6k ... opened the season with a third place finish at the Asheville Cross Country Carnival with a 5k time of 18:03.96.
Sophomore 2014 Outdoor Season Ran the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary in a time of 2:09.94 ... clocked a time of 2:09.37 in the prelim of the 800 meters and a time of 4:33.44 in the prelim of the 1,500 meters at the SEC Championships ... finished third in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:06.19 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... clocked a time of 2:07.75 to place ninth in the 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays ... set a personal record of 4:21.44 to finish runner-up in the 1,500 meters at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... finished fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:09.48 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... won the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:26.13 at the Alabama Relays ... also served on the winning distance medley relay team that clocked a time of 11:47.04 at the Alabama Relays.
2014 Indoor Season Ran a 2:12.54 in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships ... also served on the distance medley relay team that finished eighth with a time of 11:37.76 at the SEC Championships ... placed eighth in the 800-meter run at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 2:08.90 ... finished seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.37 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... clocked a career-best 4:52.07 to finish fifth in the mile at the Auburn Invitational.
2013 Cross Country Placed 65th at the 6k NCAA South Region by running her best 6k time of the year (21:32.42) ... ran a 22:32.83 at the SEC Championships, finishing 77th ... ran a 22:59 at the 6k Paul Short Invitational and finished 237th ... finished ninth at the Iowa Invitational with a time of 14:28.36 in the 4k race ... clocked a 2+ mile time of 11:57.09 at the Samford Dual to finish eighth.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Ran in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters and finished 22nd at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... contributed to a second-place finish in the distance medley with a time of 11:09.50 and a sixth-place finish in the 4x800 meters at the Drake Relays ... recorded a time of 2:07.89 in the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... collected a time of 2:10.02 in the 800 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... placed first in the 800 meters with a PR of 2:09.75 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... clocked a PR and a first-place standing with a time of 4:28.23 in the 1,500 meters at the Alabama Relays.
2013 Indoor Season Earned All-SEC honors while placing eighth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:07.78 and contributed to an eighth-place finish in the distance medley with a mark of 11:32.52 at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships ... placed first in the 800-meter run at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet ... clocked a time of 4:58.32 in the mile at the Indiana Relays and placed ninth ... ran a 2:09.11 at the Auburn Invitational in the 800 meters, finishing second ... ran a leg of the 4x400 relay team at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener ... finished fourth with a 4:54.15 mile time at the Crimson Tide Indoor.
2012 Cross Country Finished 18th at the Crimson Tide Kickoff on September 1 in a 3k time of 11:55.80 ... was 79th at the SEC Championships in a 6k time of 22:23.22 ... placed 95th at the NCAA South Regional with a 6k time of 22:00.4.
Prep and Personal Owned the fifth fastest high school 800 meters time in the nation as a senior at Mountain View High School in Stafford, Va., with a personal best of 2:06.84 at the Southern Track Classic ... finished second at the Virginia state championships in the 800 ... won state championships in the 800 and 1,000 meters during the indoor season ... was second in the 1,600 meters at the state meet ... as a junior, was the state runner-up in the 800 meters and claimed a national championship at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... goes by Kimi ... daughter of Zdenek Ficenec and Hana Becker ... parents are from Czechoslovakia ... one of eight children ... born July 23, 1994.