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  Kari Summers

Kari Summers

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Troy, Ohio

High School:
Troy

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/02/1988

Honors:
All-MAC First Team, 2007

05/17/2014

Accurso Named Most Outstanding Performer At MAC Outdoors

The senior won the 5000m and 10000m titles during her final MAC meet.

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A member of both the track and cross country teams.

RECORDS: Holds the all-time Ohio indoor 3,000 meter record and the outdoor 5,000 meter record ... Her record time in the indoor 3,000 meters is 9:50.49 and in the outdoor 5,000 meters her mark is 16:40.04 ... Set both records as a freshman.

2011: INDOOR SEASON: Did Not Compete. OUTDOOR SEASON: Took first place in the 3000 steeple event at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:47.65. Finished in second in the same event at the Ohio Open. Placed 20th at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet in the 3000 steeple event posting her fastest time in the event (10:23.92). ACCOLADES: Named to the All-MAC Academic Team.

2010: INDOOR SEASON: Competed in distance events for the Bobcats ... Finished third at the MAC Championships in the 5000 meter run (17:19.11) ... Took fourth place at the MACs in the 3000 meter run, crossing the finish line in a brisk 10:06.98 ... Finished second in the one-mile run (5:10.45) ... Season-best time in the 3000 meter run of 10:01.87 was set at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... Was a member of the distance medley team that finished first at the Findlay Classic ... Was a member of the distance medley team that finished second at the All-Ohio Championships. OUTDOOR SEASON: Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in the 10,000 meter run ... Placed 23rd in the 10,000 meter run at the East Regional, finishing in 36:15.70 ... Placed fourth in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs at the MAC Championships ... Finished second in the 3000 meter run at the Wake Forest Open while running a season-best time of 9:58.96 ... Placed second in the 5000 meter run at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Finished seventh in the 10,000 meter run at the Stanford Invitational, running a season-best time of 34:36.66.

2009: INDOOR SEASON: Set the school record in the 3,000 meters at the MAC Championships with a time of 9:48.44 where she placed second, breaking the record she set as a freshman ... Also placed second in the 5,000 meters at the MAC Championships with a new school record, eclipsing the mark set by Jackie Conrad in 1997 ... Earned All-MAC Second Team honors ... Broke her school record in the 5,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational on March 6 when she finished third with a time of 16:32.72, an NCAA Provisional qualifying mark ... Won the 3,000 meters at the Kent Duals ... Placed fourth in the mile run at the All-Ohio Championships ... Named to the All-MAC Academic Team. OUTDOOR SEASON: Broke her own school record in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 16:35.97, her best of the season ... Won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the MAC Championships, earning first-team All-MAC honors ... Named the Female Most Outstanding Track Performer at the conference championship meet ... Placed10th in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a time of 16:45.00 ... Named to the All-MAC Academic Team.

2008: INDOOR SEASON: One of Ohio's best runners during the 2008 indoor season, competed in five events ... Recorded Ohio-best times in three of those events ... Season- and Bobcat-best time of 1:47.32 in the 600 meters came at the BGSU Women's Challenge on Jan. 12 ... Season- and Bobcat-best time of 5:06.16 in the mile run at the All-Ohio Championships on Feb.16 ... Season- and Bobcat-best time of 9:58.72 in the 3,000 meters came at the MAC Championships on Feb. 29 ... Never finished out of the top 10 and recorded three top-three places ... Took fourth at the MAC Championships in the 5,000 meters ... Placed third at the MAC Championships in the 3,000 meters.

2007: OUTDOOR SEASON: Ran the 800 at the All-Ohio meet in a time of 2:28.07 ... Competed in the 5,000 meters at the Sea Ray Relays ... Posted a season-best time of 4:31.87 at the MAC Championships in the 1,500m, finishing in third place ... Won the 5,000 meters at the MAC Championships, earning her First Team All-MAC honors as a freshman ...INDOOR SEASON: Recorded a new school record, 9:50.49, in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invite, replacing teammate Carime Reinhart's record ... Posted the top time in the MAC for the season in this event ... Finished fourth at the MAC Championships in the one-mile run.

HIGH SCHOOL: Posted a best time of 19:33 in the 5k for Troy High School ... Also a personal best of 5:00 in the 1,600m.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Kathy and Dave Summers ... Nutrition with science major.