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2009 Women's Cross Country Roster

Marla Bailey

Class: JR
Height: 5-9
Previous School: Barrie Central HS
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario

XC: Earned All Sun Belt honors by finishing fourth at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 19:58.33 ... Finished fifth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 11:38 ... Placed seventh in 12:04 at the UTC Opener ... Came in 14th at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in 18:57.06 ... Finished 20th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in a time of 15:03.48 ... Came in 48th at the NCAA South Regional (6K) in a time of 21:57.36.

XC: Finished in the top 20 in five of eight races ... Came in third at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) 21:17 and Belmont Opener (4K) in 15:16.10 ... Finished 42nd at the Memphis Twilight Classic (5K) in 19:57.18, 13th at the WKU Old Timer's Classic (5K) 19:23.20, and 70th in the Greater Louisville Classic (5K) posting a personal best in 18:45.34 ... Came in seventh at the UTC Invitational (2M) in 11:43 ... Finished the season with 11th at the Sun Belt Championship with a time of 19:12.71.
Indoor: Placed third in the 3000 meters in 10:46.68 at the MT Christmas Invitational...Came in fifth in the mile run in 5:28.6 and eighth in the 800 meters in 2:34.73 at the Middle Tennessee Classic...Finished 12th in the mile at the MT Valentine Invitational...Came in 12th in the 5000 meters at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in 18:52.67 and ran on the DMR team finishing ninth.
Outdoor Ran a season best time of 4:55.47 in the 1500 meters at the War Eagle Invitational coming in 15th...Placed 10th overall in the 5000 meters in 18:20.83 and 12th overall in the 10000 meters in 40:44.87 at the Sun Belt Championships...Ran 39:39.70 in the 10000 meters at the Sea Rays Relays placing 10th...Finished 14th in the 5000 in 19:05.14 at the Georgia Relays...Came in 17th in 3000 meters running a time of 10:52.49 and 29th in the 1500 with a time of 5:02.99 at the Tiger Track Classic.

Earned SBC Freshman of the Year honors after placing 13th at Sun Belt Championships ... Finished in Top 40 in four of five events ... Placed 25th at UTC Powerade Invitational in 12:26 (2 miles) and 36th at Old Timers Classic in 19:43.27 (5K) ... Finished 72nd at Louisville Classic in 19:08.80 (5K) and eighth at FrontRunner Invitational in 11:47 (2 miles) ... Posted 13th-place showing at Sun Belt Championships in 18:50.22 (5K).
Indoor: Placed seventh in 3000-meters in 10:44.66 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Posted times of 5:26.64 in mile run and 2:40.01 in 800-meters at Kentucky Invitational ... Won 3000 in 10:35.22 at Blue Raider Invitational and placed 30th in 10:35.66 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Posted personal-best 5:21.27 in mile run at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 10th in 3000 in 10:39.42 and posted personal-best 18:55.16 in 5000-meters at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Member of school-record 4x1500-meter relay (19:45.74) at Clemson Relays ... Placed third in 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:47.50 at Tiger Track Classic ... Member of fifth-place 4x1500 relay (20:16.78) and eighth-place DMR (12:44.24) at Sea Ray Relays ... Finished third in 3000-meters at Coach O Invitational ... Placed sixth in 5000-meters in personal-best 18:26.78 at SBC Championships.

High School: Ran track and cross country for coach Dave Small at Barrie Central Collegiate ... Placed first in the GBSSA as freshman and sophomore and 10th at Canadian XC meet in 2004 ... Finished first in 1500 and 3000-meters at GBSSA and 5th at OFSSA as freshman ... Came in 21st at OFSSA as junior and 9th at OFSSA in 3000 as senior ... Best times include 4:52 for 1500, 10:27 for 3000 and 18:57 for 5000-meters ... Student Council President and member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Marla Blair Bailey...Daughter of Joe and Lori Bailey...Born May 22, 1989...Mother went to the world championships in mountain biking, finishing seventh, and father is ranked in the Top 3 in Canada in mountain biking...Also brother, Mitchell, is Canadian mountain biking champion for under 16.