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Colleen Openshaw

  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown St. Johns, Fla.
  • High school Creekside
  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown St. Johns, Fla.
  • High school Creekside

Colleen Openshaw Bio

Cooper Scholar
2017, 2018, 2019 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2019 Track
Indoors: Competed four times… ran the 3000m at the USC Indoor Open, placing sixth with a PR time of 10:17.29… took part in three 5000m races… ran a season-best 17:52.26 to finish fourth at the Gamecock Inaugural… came in fifth at the Carolina Challenge with a mark of 17:53.59… finished 25th at the SEC Championships with a run of 18:06.56.
Outdoors: Competed in the 3000m, 5000m and 10000m in her last season… ran her best 3K of the season at the Black & Gold Challenge, finishing sixth in 10:24.03… had her best 5K at Florida Relays, a mark of 17:37.67… completed the 10K at the SEC Championships, placing 24th with a time of 38:21.96 in her final collegiate race.

2018 Cross Country
Raced four times for the Gamecocks as a senior… ran a season-best 5K time of 18:44.3 to finish 12th at the Carolina Challenge… placed 57th at the Joe Piane Invitational, posting a time of 18:51.49… came in 94th at the Princeton Classic with her best 6K of the year, 23:27.4… finished her cross country career placing 102nd at the SEC Championships, running 21:38.1.

2018 Track
Indoors: Was Carolina’s top 5000m runner while also taking part in the 3000m… ran the 5K three times, finishing seventh at the Dr. Sander Invitational and ninth at the Tiger Paw Invitational… finished 22nd in the 5K at the SEC Championships with a PR time of 17:27.66, the seventh-best mark in Carolina history… ran a 3K PR of 10:30.18 at the Navy Winter Invitational.
Outdoors: Had her best season yet running both the 3000m and the 5000m… took part in three 3K races, finishing fourth at the Black & Gold Challenge, second at the Weems Baskin Invitational and third at the USC Open… turned in a PR of 10:08.84 at the Weems… was Carolina’s top performer in the 5K, including a 12th-place finish at the Florida Relays… turned in a 5K PR of 17:21.19 at the Penn Relays… took part in the 10000m at the SEC Championships.

2017 Cross Country
Took part in six meets for the Gamecocks… Came in 14th at the Carolina Challenge, helping the Gamecocks win the team title with a time of 19:08.6… Set her 5K personal best of 18:37.0 at the Joe Piane Invitational, when she came in 70th… Set her 6K PR in the next meet, with a time of 22:30.4 at the Crimson Classic… Was part of the postseason lineup, finishing 86th at the SEC Championships and 139th at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2017 Track
Indoors: Ran the 5000m at the Clemson Invitational, finishing third (18:31.03) and the Tiger Paw Invitational, where she placed 12th (18:23.44).
Outdoors: Ran both the 3000m and the 5000m… finished fourth in both 3K outings, with a top time of 10:21.36 at the Weems Baskin Invitational… ran her season-best 5K at the Spec Towns Invitational, a time of 17:54.08… placed second at the Gamecock Invitational.

2016 Cross Country
Came on strong at the end of the season … Finished 41st overall in the season-opening Carolina Challenge (20:39.15) … Improved her time immensely over two weeks, finishing 17th in the Division I portion of the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational with her clocking of 19:49.7 … Ranked third overall and helped South Carolina win the Gamecock Invitational two-mile event with her 12:19.95 … Ranked seventh on the team and 129th overall in her first career 6K, the Crimson Classic (23:12.6) … Finished 120th in the SEC Championships (23:41.6).

2015 Cross Country/2016 Track
Did not compete.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country… co-captain of the team in 2015… finished fifth at the Mt. Dew Invitational Elite 5K… crossed fourth in the FHSAA 2014 Outdoor State 3200m… earned the team’s Mid-Distance Runner of the Year in 2013 and 2014, Most Valuable Runner in 2013, Varsity Team Award in 2014 and Coaches Award in 2015.

Born May 1, 1997… daughter of Susanne and Mark… has three siblings, Tommy, Tara and Claire… also considered Duke, Emory, Florida, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt… earned a GPA in the top three percent in Saint Johns County…Hispanic Honor Society vice president… Science National Honor Society secretary…National Honor Society member.

Indoor Personal Records
10:17.29 (2/16/19 USC Indoor Open)
17:27.66 (2/25/18 SEC Championships)
Outdoor Personal Records
10.08.84 (3/24/18 Weems Baskin Invitational)
17:21.19 (4/26/18 Penn Relays)
38:21.96 (5/9/19 SEC Championships)
Cross Country Personal Records
12:19.95 (10/4/16 Gamecock Invitational)
18:37.0 (9/29/17 Joe Piane Invitational)
22:30.4 (10/13/17 Crimson Classic)