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Asher Kyger
Asher Kyger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oldfield, Mo.

High School:
Ava High

Last College:
MidAmerica Nazarene University

Position:
Distance

•'08 MVC Indoor Champion (Mile run, distance medley relay)
•'08 All-MVC (Indoor Mile run, distance medley relay)
•'08 All-MVC (Outdoor 800m, 1500m)
•'07 All-MVC (Cross Country)

At Missouri State:
Asher Kyger enters her senior season looking to continue her strong performances in the distance events....2008 Track: Kyger won the 3,000-meter run at the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational with a time of 9:55.78....Finished 10th in the mile run at the Indiana Relays....At the MVC Indoor Championships, Kyger won the mile run with a time of 4:54.77 and the distance medley relay and finished seventh in the 800-meter run....Named All-MVC in the mile run and distance medley relay....Won the 1,500-meter elite and placed second in the 800-meter elite at the Missouri Relays....Ran a 10:02.38 to win the 3,000-meter run at the Big Bear Invitational, the fourth-best time in school history....Placed third in the 1,500-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships, qualifying for regionals....Set the Missouri State school record in the 1,500-meter run at the Kansas Relays with a time of 4:26.20....Finished third at the MVC Outdoor Championships and the Arkansas Twilight in the 800-meter run....Named MVC Athlete of the Week for the week of 5/7....2007 CC: Kyger was among MSU's top five runners each time she competed including top-10 overall finishes at the Missouri State Classic (seventh) and the MVC Cross Country Championship (7th)....Was MSU's top runner at the NCAA Midwest Region Championship running a personal best 21:33.0 for the 6K....As MSU's third finisher Kyger earned All-MVC honors in her first MVC Cross Country Championship running a 5K cross country personal-best 17:42.61....Background: Kyger came to Missouri State after competing in track and cross country at the NAIA level for MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., for three seasons....Kyger captured 15 Heart of America Conference championships and set eight school records at MNU....The former Ava High School standout set track personal bests of 2:10 in the 800 meters, 4:35 in the 1,500 meters, 9:54 in the 3,000 meters and 17:34 in the 5,000 meters....At the 2006 NAIA National Cross Country Championships, Kyger took ninth overall in the 5K (18:20) to earn All-America honors. At the NAIA track championships in 2006-07, she finished second in the 800 meters indoors (2:16) and sixth in the 1,500 meters outdoors (4:35)....Personal: Ashley Elizabeth Kyger was born September 23, 1985 in Springfield, Mo....Daughter of Elizabeth Kyger....Kyger's mother, Elizabeth, played basketball at College of the Ozarks....Plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Missouri State Career Bests for Kyger

Event
Best
800m (indoor)
2:12.06
800m (outdoor)
2:09.21
1,500m (outdoor)
4:26.20
Mile Run (indoor)
4:48.86
3,000m (indoor)
9:54.70
3,000m (outdoor)
10:02.38
5K (cross country)
17:42.61
6K (cross country)
21:33.00

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