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2011-2012 Women's Track Roster


Autumn Gipson

Class: SO
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Oak Ridge HS
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

2011-2012
XC:
Racked up three top-25 finishes while running in seven meets in 2011 ... Began the season by running a 4k time of 15:45.86 and placing 45th at the Belmont Opener ... Finished 19th at the two-mile PowerAde Invitational while running an 11:58 ... Best 5k time came at the Greater Louisville Classic where she trekked the course in 18:36.91 and placed 120th ... Logged a 5k time of 19:15.60 at the Commodore Classic to place 42nd ... Captured a third-place finish at the Front Runner Invitational, clocking a two-mile 11:49 ... Ran a 5k time of 19:16.50 to finish 21st at the Sun Belt Championships ... Clocked a 6k 23:37.70 and placed 130th at the NCAA South Regionals.

Indoor: Captured a sixth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Sun Belt Championships with a personal-best time of 2:15.28 ... Won the mile run event while running a new personal-best 5:08.76 at the Valentine Invitational ... Picked up a runner-up finish at the MT Christmas Invitational in the mile run with a time of 5:16.57 ... Finished third in the 800 meters in 2:17.62 at the MTSU Invitational ... Completed the 800 meters in 2:23.66 while placing seventh at the Blue Raider Invitational.

Outdoor: Finished 10th in the 1,500 meters at the Sun Belt Championships, running a 4:50.45 ... Recorded a time of 2:22.31 in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at the conference championships ... Notched a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event while running a personal-best 11:18.54 at the Coach "O" Invitational ... Placed 10th at the Black and Gold Meet in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a new personal-best 7:23.72 ... Logged a 5,000-meter personal-best time of 18:35.24 while finishing 12th at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Registered a personal-best of 2:16.37 in the 800 meters at the Sea Ray Relays.

2010-11
XC:
Competed in all six meets as a freshman ... Notched season-best two-mile time of 11:54 to finish 21st at the UTC Front Runner Invitational ... Placed 18th at the Sun Belt Championships with a season-best 5k time of 19:09.30.

Indoor: Ran to a sixth-place finish with the DMR team at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in a time of 12:40.56 ... Also ran to a 20th-place finish in the mile run at the Championships ... Won the 800 meters in a time of 2:19.50 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Ran to a third-place finish in the mile run in a time of 5:20.08 ... Finished fourth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:22.97 at the MT Valentine Invitational.

Outdoor: Finished 12th in the 1,500 meters and 13th in the 800 meters at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships ... Came in ninth in the 1,500 meters at the Memphis Invitational in a time of 4:48.91 ... Ran a season-best time of 2:19.63 in the 800 meters at the Tiger Track Classic ... Placed ninth in the 800 meters at the War Eagle Invitational in a time of 2:25.80.

High School: Four year letter-winner in cross country and track under coach Allen Etheridge at Oak Ridge High School ... Two-time state champion with Oak Ridge team ... Named to the Cross Country All-Region team all four years and all-state team as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Set a personal best-time of 2:19 in the 800 meters ... Member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Autumn Shonice Gipson ... Born February 3, 1992 ... Daughter of Christina Davis ... Majoring in exercise science.