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Monica York

  • position Distances
  • class Junior
  • Hometown DeKalb, Ill.
  • High school DeKalb
  • position Distances
  • class Junior
  • Hometown DeKalb, Ill.
  • High school DeKalb

Monica York Bio

Woodrow Scholar
2015-16 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2016 Cross Country (Junior)
Ranked 12th among Division I runners in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (19:30.4) … Thrived running at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, finishing second on the team and 71st overall with a 5K time of 18:17.9 … Ranked third among the Gamecocks and 95th overall in the Crimson Classic, stopping the clock with a season-best 22:44.6 in the 6K … Scored for the Gamecocks in the SEC Championships, finishing fifth on the team and 115th overall (23:31.4) … Stood sixth on the team in the NCAA Southeast Regional (24:00.7, 186th overall).

2016 Track
Indoor: Ran the 3000m and 5000m indoors… finished fifth at the Virginia Tech Invite for the 3K, running a new personal best of 10:21.89… also ran a new PR for the 5000m, crossing in 17:38.31 at the Armory Invite to take 14th overall.
Outdoors: Set two more personal bests outdoors… opened her spring with a PR in the 1500m, running 4:50.30 for a top-10 finish at the Spec Towns Invite… came fourth in the 5000m at the Seminole Invite… ran a personal best of 17:15.11 in the 5K at the Penn Relays… that time ranks ninth in school history.

2015 Cross Country
Recorded top-10 finishes at both of her 5K races, highlighted by a new personal-best time of 18:42 to place 7th at the Winthrop Invite… ran back-to-back PRs in the 6K at Pre-Nationals and then the SEC Championships… her time of 22:15 at the conference meet earned her a top 100 finish… she also ran for the team at the Southeast Regional meet.

Top 5K Time: 18:42 (Winthrop Invite)
Top 6K Time: 22:15 (SEC Championship)

2015 Track
Indoor: Competed in the mile, 3K and 5K… won the mile at the Gamecock Invite (5:19.62)… finished second in the 5K at the Virginia Tech Invite (18:30.62).

Outdoor: Ran her top 5K time of the Spring at the Penn Relays, finishing 29th in 17:35.07… came in fifth at the Shamrock Invite (17:41.91)… fought through injuries to run the 5k at the SEC Championships, with a time of 18:02.23.

2014 Cross Country
Was the only member of the team to race in all seven events… placed 14th in the Carolina Invitational 5K with a time of 20:12.82 (8/30)… shaved nearly a minute off her previous 6K season high, finishing 54th in the Paul Short Invite Open (10/4)… won her first collegiate race in the USC Open #2 two-miler, winning with a time of 11:53.95 (10/8)… came just 0.4 seconds short of setting a new career time in the 6K, crossing in 22:45.6 to finish 138th at the Southeast Regional.

Top 5K Time: 19:03.39 (at Crimson Classic)
Top 6K Time: 22:45.3 (at SEC Championship)

Two-time all-conference in track … Earned all-conference honors in cross country as a senior … Three-time academic all-conference in cross country and track … Third on all-time list at DeKalb in the 1600m and 3200m … Part of school record relay team in the 4x800m … Track & field team placed ninth at 2011 state meet.

Daughter of Michael and Diane York … mother competed in track & field at Augusta College … Has one younger brother, Aaron … Majoring in exercise science.

Cross Country Personal Records

18:17.9 (9/30/16 Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite)

22:15 (10/30/15 SEC Championship)

Indoor Personal Records

5:19.62 (2/21/15 Gamecock Invite)

10:21.89 (1/15/16 Virginia Tech Invite)

17:38.31 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)

Outdoor Personal Records

4:50.30 (4/9/16 Spec Towns Invite)

10:22.93 (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)

17:15.11 (4/28/16 Penn Relays)