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Casey McDermott
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newton, Iowa
High School: Newton
Experience: 3 Letters
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2011 Indoor — Placed sixth in mile and ninth in the 5000 at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championship...second in 800 at Jayhawk Classic...fourth in seeded 3000 at Iowa State Open...2010 Cross Country — Led team placing 57th at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet...earned all-conference honors for the second straight year by placing tenth at the MVC Championship meet...named to 2010 MVC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team...runner-up at Bradley Classic in a personal best time for 6000 meters...placed 16th to lead team to fourth place finish at Loyola Lakefront Invitational...team leader placing 88th at Roy Griak Invitational...finished third to lead team at Oz Memorial...defended her title at the Bulldog Classic...2010 Outdoor — Named a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Track & Field All-Academic honoree...qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the 1500...repeat selection to the 2010 Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Scholar-Athlete team...sixth in the 5000 in personal best 17:17.57 at the MVC Championship while also placing ninth in personal best (2:13.26) in 800 and tenth in 1500...third in 1500 at Nebraska Open and third at Musco Invitational in 3000 steeplechase...ran 1200 leg of school record setting distance medley relay at Drake Relays which placed sixth, while running personal best 4:28.48 for fifth in university/college 1500...was fourth in the 800 and 1500 at Jim Duncan Invitational...fourth in 1500 at Tom Botts Invitational...named a team captain...2010 Indoor — Finished fourth in 5000 in 17:44.13, fifth in both the mile in 4:57.74 and 3000 at 9:47.50, all personal bests, at the MVC Indoor Championship...captured third place in invitational mile at Husker Invitational in personal best 4:58.17...placed third in 800 at Jayhawk Invitational and ran a leg on third place distance medley relay...fifth in mile at Iowa State Open...2009 Cross Country — Placed 32nd at NCAA Midwest Regional meet...finished ninth at the State Farm MVC Championship to earn all-conference honors...named to 2009 MVC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team...paced team with fifth place finish at Bradley Classic...placed sixth out of 378 runners at Loyola Lakefront Invitational...finished 27th at Roy Griak Invitational...placed fourth at Oz Memorial Run...captured individual honors at Bulldog Classic...team captain...2009 Outdoor — NCAA Regional qualifier in 3000 steeplechase after setting a school record of 10:44.48 en route to seventh-place finish at Drake Relays...placed third in 1500 at MVC Championships in personal best 4:31.82...won 800 at Jim Duncan Invitational...sixth in invitational 1500 at John McDonnell Open in 4:37.02....fifth in steeplechase at Duke/Asics Invitational...named to 2009 MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete team...honored on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in Track and Field...2009 Indoor — Sixth in mile and eighth in 3000 at MVC Championship, while running leg on distance medley relay which was second...also ran on distance medley relay which defended title at Iowa State Open...third in mile at Iowa State Open...won 1000 and was fifth in 800 at Jack Jennett/UNI Invitational...seventh in mile at Iowa State NCAA Qualifier...2008 Cross Country — Third at Pepperdine Invitationall..28th at MVC Championship...39th at NCAA Midwest Regional...23rd at Iowa State Invitational...second at Bulldog Classic...2008 Outdoor — Set school record in 3000 steeplechase (11:02.81) en route to third-place finish at MVC Championship...ran personal best of 4:34.96 in 1500 at Oregon Twilight meet...won 1500 at Musco Invitational...placed second in 3000 steeplechase at Jim Duncan Invitational...ran on distance medley relay which was ninth at Drake Relays...closed out season by qualifying for U.S. Junior National Championship in 1500 and 3000 steeplechase...2008 Indoor — Tenth in mile and 11th in 3000 at MVC Championship...2007 Cross Country — Fourth at Bulldog Classic...sixth at Missouri State Classic...12th at Memphis Classic...23rd at MVC Championship...93rd at NCAA Midwest Regional.

Prep — Fourth in 800 at 2007 Iowa Class 4A state meet as senior at Newton High, while placing fifth in 1500 and sixth in 3000 recording personal bests and setting school records in all three events...earned second team all-state honors in basketball as senior...three-time all-league choice in basketball...four-time qualifier for Iowa Class 4A state cross country meet...member of National Honor Society.

Personal — Psychology major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...awarded the 2009-10 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...involved in Orchard Place and Boys and Girls Club as a volunteer...daughter of Steve and Cindy McDermott...born May 19, 1989 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Personal Bests
800 - 2:13.26
1500 - 4:28.48
Mile - 4:57.74i
3000 - 9:47.50i
3000 Steeplechase - 10:44.48 (school record)
5000 - 17:17.57