Bearcats go up against nationally ranked competition in Wisconsin
Bearcats will be among 15 ranked teams vying for conference title
UC's men's and women's runners post personal-best times in fast meet
Cotton is men's top finisher in 13th, Clay is again top finisher for women
2012 cross country season: No. 6 runner for UC at the University of Dayton's Flyer 5k Challenge at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering, placing 56th overall in 21:25.0...was the No. 6 finisher for UC and 34th overall at the Queen City Invitational at Cincinnati's Mount Airy Forest, running the 5k in 21:06.24, improving almost 19 seconds from the week prior...finished 148th overall and No. 6 for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic at Percy Ward Park in Nashville, completing the 6k course in 24:54.88...was No. 7 for UC at the All-Ohio Collegiate Championships at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, placing 38th overall and completing the 5k course in 20:24.36...finished 206th at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville in the unseeded race, completing the 6k course in 24:28.8...was 115th overall and No. 7 for UC at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., completing the 6k course in 25:37.03
Collegiate career bests: 5k - 20:24.36 (2012 All-Ohio) 6k - 24:28.8 (Pre-Nationals)
A FEW THINGS ABOUT STEPHANIE...
Family: Father, Michael and mother, Katy, and brother, Brian. My dad is aretired Air Force officer and currently works for the Army. He is involved in JPAC and finding lost veteran remains from various overseas conflicts. He is from Akron, Ohio. My mom is a nurse and a personal trainer. She is from Hagerstown, Maryland. My brother is currently a sophomore at Miamisburg High School. He is involved in the cross country and track team.
Favorite food?: blueberries
Favorite place to eat?: Dewey's Pizza
Favorite musical artist?: David Archuleta
Favorite TV show?: Modern Family
Favorite other form of entertainment?: Art
Favorite thing to do when not studying or training?: Paint or draw
Favorite training run?: Fartlek
Favorite music to listen to on a training run?: I prefer not to listen to music while I run.
Favorite competition course?: Indian Riffle Park in Kettering, Ohio (site of Flyer 5k Challenge)
Favorite place at UC?: My bed
Hobbies?: I love to draw and do almost anything art related.
Why did you choose UC?: I was interested in the DAAP program and loved the idea of the co-op programs.
Future career plans?: I want to become a graphic designer.
Anything else?: I am very excited to be running for UC!