Women's Track

Ilyssa Pettigrew
Ilyssa Pettigrew


Rockwall, Texas

High School:


Middle Distance


2008 (Track and Field): Indoor: Claimed two top-five finishes at the J.D. Martin Invitational, taking fourth in the 800m and fifth in the mile run... Took third in the 800m at the C-USA Championships; Outdoor: Just missed the finals in the 800m at the NCAA Championships, finishing 21st in the prelims... Ran SMU's season-best time in the 400m (54.71) and 800m (2:08.52)... Won the 800m at the Bobby Lane Invitational... Part of SMU's 4x400m relay squad that won the event at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational... Shaved almost four seconds off her season best in the 400m, crossing the line in 54.71 to finish third and miss an NCAA-qualifying mark by just 1/10th of a second at the Sooner Open; 2007 (Cross Country): Took 12th at the Movin' Mavs Challenge... Posted a personal-best and finished 40th at NCAA Regionals... Was 41st at the C-USA Championships; 2007 (Track and Field): Indoor: Finished first in her heat of the Conference USA Championships in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.18 and went on to finish eighth in the Conference USA Championships in 2:22.38... Had her best run of the season at the Iowa State Classic, running 800 meters in 2:08.67... Won the J.D. Martin Invitational in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:56.88...also finished second in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:26.89; Outdoor: Finished second in the CSUN Invitational in the 1500-meter run with a time of (4:32.10); 2006 (Track and Field): Indoor: At the Wes Kittley Invitational, placed first in the 800-meter run (2:16.88) and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team which finished in sixth place (4:16.60)... At the Iowa State Classic, finished in 26th place in the 800-meter run (2:12.41)... At the Conference USA Championship, placed fifth in her heat of the 800-meter run (2:15.17) and posted a third-place finish in the finals (2:12.32); member of the distance medley team which finished in second (11:55.85); Outdoor: At the Dr. Pepper Invitational, took fourth place in the 400-meter run (56.18)... At the John Jacobs Invitational, placed third in the 800-meter run (2:13.46)... At the TCU Invitational, placed second in the 800-meter run (2:10.81)... At the North Texas Invitational, claimed first-place honors in the 800-meter run (2:11.38)... At the Conference USA Championships, ran a time of 2:12.97 in the 800-meter prelims and placed fourth in the finals (2:12.43); 2004-05 (Track and Field): Finished in 14th place in 200-meter dash and eighth place in 400-meter dash at Wes Kittley Classic... Placed 16th in 800-meter run at WAC Championships... Took fourth place at WAC Outdoor Championships in 800-meter run; Prep: Graduated from Rockwall High School and lettered four years... Holds five high school records... Was Who's Who in Sports (2002)... Named to the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team... 2004 State Champion... Third at State in 2003... Sixth at State in 2002... Also participated in cross country for three years; Personal: Parents are Ronnie and Teresa Pettigrew... Has three siblings, R.J., Thorne and Jordyn... Enjoys writing poems, watching movies and reading the Bible... Majoring in sociology with a minor in history.

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