SMU Distance Runners Post Top Marks
Perez & Magnusson Capture American Athletic Conference Individual Crowns on Day One of AAC Championship
SMU Leads The Field Of 10 Teams With 47 Points Following Day One
SMU student-athletes were honored at the annual awards banquet
SMU Records 12 Top-5 Finishes At The Open
2014 (Sr.): Indoor: American Athletic Conference: Placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run (17:33.74) and 11th in the 3,000-meter run (9:58.01) as she helped SMU win the programs first indoor conference championship in school history... Placed second in the one mile run (5:05.19) and fourth in the 3,000-meter run (10:15.52) at the Red Raider Invitational... Outdoor: American Athletic Conference: Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:02.18) and eighth in the 5,000-meter run (17:41.06) as she helped SMU win the programs first outdoor conference championship in school history... Won the 10,000-meter run with time of 38:10.11 at the Texas Tech Open.
2013 (Jr.): Indoor: Placed second in the 5000-meter in the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Placed third in the 5000-meter in the Howie Ryan Invitational... Set a personal best at the SPIRE Invitational in the 5000-meter, crossing the line in 17:24.55 (ninth at SMU)... Outdoor: Placed third in the 5,000-meter at the Baylor Quad Invitational... Finished fourth in the 10,000-meter at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Mt. Sac Relays, where she finished in a personal-best time of 35:56.22 (fifth at SMU)... Placed ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the sixth-best time all-time at SMU.
2012 (So.): Outdoor: Recorded a time of 5:05.75 in the 1500 meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational...Finished seventh in the 5000 meter run (18.37.08) at the Bobcat Classic.
Prior to SMU: Four-year letter winner at Nolan Catholic... Holds the school record for 1600m (5:16) and 3200m (11:35)... Senior year earned multiple awards including: first team all-district, first team all-state, team MVP, won the State Bronze Medal in 1600m and 3200m and was named the school's Female Athlete of the Year... Junior year she was named first team all-district, first team all-state, Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team, Team MVP, was the state runner-up in cross country.
Personal: Daughter of George and Kimberly Keen... Has one sister, Alexandria... Anticipates majoring in applied physiology and sport management... Member of the National Honor Society and earned Student Body Financial Chair, Physics Academic Excellence award, and Political Science Academic Excellence award during high school academic career... Also, played softball... Favorite non-track athlete is snowboarder Shawn White.