Tara Collins
Tara Collins


West Plains, Mo.

High School:
West Plains High

Last College:
Oklahoma Christian

At Missouri State: Tara Collins comes to Missouri State after competing for Oklahoma Christian University as a freshman....At OCU, Collins earned NAIA All-America honors after placing 19th at the NAIA National Championships in Louisville, Ky. with a 5K time of 18:11....During the indoor track and field season, Collins earned NAIA All-America honors in the 5,000 meters by placing ninth at the NAIA national meet with a time of 17:55.52....Collins set her 3,000 and 5,000-meter personal bests the same day at the OCU Indoor Invitational, winning those events in 10:23.81 and 17:55.41, respectively....While at West Plains HS (Mo.) Collins was a member of three straight state championship teams in cross country....Collins earned all-state honors in each of her final three cross country seasons, capped off by a state runner-up finish in 2004....On the track Collins owned personal bests of 5:12 for the 1,600 meters and 11:14 for the 3,200 meters....She earned all-state honors her senior season in the 3,200-meters by placing sixth at the 4A state meet.

Personal: Born February 20, 1987, in Mo....Daughter of Steve and Cindy Collins.

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