Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award
2015 Track & Field Indoor:Competed in seven meets ... Opened the season with a 5:53.79 mile at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 9) to finish 13th ... Ran a 5:37.85 mile at the Missouri Invitational to place eighth ... Finished 12th in the mile at the UAB Vulcan Invitational (Jan. 23) with a time of 5:21.31 ... Earned eighth in the 800-meter run with a PR time of 2:20.24 at the UAB Green & Gold Invitational (Jan. 24) ... Ran a 5:23.24 mile, good for ninth, at the Tiger Invitational (Feb. 6) ... At the Purdue Fred Wilt Invitational,(Feb. 14), recorded a 5:25.26 mile to place 17th ... Earned an 18th place finish in the mile at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 1) with a time of 5:17.10.
Outdoor: Competed in five meets ... Opened the season at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (Mar. 27-28), finishing in 18th in the 3,000m run with a 11:25.81 … Placed 44th in the 1,500m run at the K.T. Woodman Distance Carnival (Apr. 10) with a time of 5:17.30 … Competed in two events at the John Jacobs Invitational (Apr. 17-18), placing 11th in the 800m run (2:20.69) and sixth in the 1,500m run (4:48.78) … At the Arkansas Twilight (May 1), placed 10th in the 1,500m run with a 4:50.63 … At the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships (May 15-17), placed 19th in the 800m run prelims (2:17.69) and 25th in the 1,500m run prelims (4:50.79).
2014 Track & Field Indoor:Did not compete for the Bears. Outdoor:Did not compete for the Bears. Background Competed in track & field and cross country as a senior at Kearney High School and at Smithville High School as a junior ... Played soccer at Smithville as a sophomore ... Track team won 4x800-meter relay district title as a senior ... Helped cross country team to state title that season with a personal-best 5K time of 20:34 ... Runners-up in 4x800 at state meet during junior season.
Personal Oliviah Frances Sloan was born Nov. 10, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Daughter of Bruce and Nicole Sloan ... Has five siblings brothers, Quenten, Sergei, Jakob and Keaude and one sister, Khelci ... Plans on majoring in biology at MSU and attending medical school after graduation.