Terry Phillips
Terry Phillips


Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
St. Mary's High



Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored by the MVC

A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors


Seniors Garrison and Phillips Earn MSU Year-End Accolades

Tandem Picks Up Outstanding Female Athlete & Senior Scholar-Athlete Honors


Bears Prepare for NCAA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines

Grant and Maximilien Set for Division I National Meet


MSU Track Athletes Honored by the MVC

Nine Missouri State Performers Receive Conference Laurels


MSU Distance Specialist Earns MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award

All-MVC Track and Cross Country Performer Emily Beaver Takes Honor


  • 2010-11 MVC President's Academic Excellence Award
  • 2009-10 MVC Indoor Champion (3,000m)
  • 2009-10 All-MVC (Indoor 3,000m)
  • 2009-10 MVC Scholar Athlete
  • 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American (Second Team)
  • 2009-10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Team
  • 2008-09 NCAA National Qualifier (3,000-meter Steeplechase)
  • 2008-09 MVC Cross Country Champion
  • 2008-09 All-Midwest Region (Cross Country)
  • 2008-09 All-MVC (Cross Country)
  • 2008-09 All-MVC (Indoor Mile, 5,000m)
  • 2008-09 All-MVC (Outdoor 3,000-meter Steeplechase)
  • 2008-09 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • 2008-09 MVC Scholar-Athlete
  • 2007-08 All-Midwest Region (Cross Country)
  • 2007-08 All-MVC (Cross Country)
  • 2007-08 All-MVC (Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase)
  • School Record Holder (3,000m Steeplechase)

Missouri State Career Bests



5K (cross country)


6K (cross country)


Mile (indoor)


3,000m (indoor)


5,000m (indoor)


800m (outdoor)


1,500m (outdoor)


3,000m Steeplechase (outdoor)


At Missouri State: As the all-time top performer at MSU in the 3,000m steeple chase; third all-time in the 3,000m run; fourth all-time in the mile and 5,000m run; and fifth all-time in the 5K and 1,500m run, Terry Phillips, a former NCAA National Qualifier, will be a top distance runner for the Bears.

2011 Track:

Indoor: Took home first place finishes in both the 3,000m (10:05.43) and the 1-mile run (4:59.47) at the SIU Salukis Open...Placed second at the Indiana University Relays in the 3,000m with a time of 9:40.25...Ran a personal best in the 5,000m in a 16:51.08 performance at the Tyson Invitational where she finished second.

Outdoor: Did not compete for the Bears during the outdoor season.

2010 Cross Country: Set a 6K personal best (21:13.67) at the NCAA Midwest Regional....Finished eighth at the MVC Championship (17:49.29).

2010 Track:

Indoor: Won four of the five races she competed in and finishing second in another....Won the 3,000m at the MVC Indoor Championships (9:35.40)....Also won the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic (9:35.79)....Finished second in the event at the Indiana Relays (9:38.44)....At the EIU Mega Meet, she won both the mile (4:55.41) and the 3,000m (10:00.48).

Outdoor: Did not compete in the outdoor season.

2009 CC: In the Missouri State Classic, Phillips finished fifth overall, with a time of 17:36.00, the best 5K time in the Valley for 2009....Finished first overall at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a time of 17:40.00....Earned a 12th-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival with a 21:26.09, fourth all-time at Missouri State....Won the individual title at the 2009 MVC Championship with a time of 18:32.00....Competed in NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 18th and earning All-Region honors....She was a two-time Runner of the Week in the MVC.

2009 Track: Phillips' 2009 track campaign began with

Indoor: Had a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Missouri Invitational...Ran at the MVC Indoor Championships with a third-place finish in the mile (4:55.08), a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter (10:01.45) and a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run (17:19.00).

Outdoor: Ran 10:27.19 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sun Angel Classic, placing second....placed second in the distance relay at the Kansas Relays with a time of 12:04.10....Set a new Missouri State record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:19.45, but still placed second....Competed in the MVC Outdoor Championships and ran a 10:29.19 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase....In the NCAA Mideast Regionals, ran a 10:35.57 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase....Qualified for the NCAA National Championship, where she ran 10:29.16 in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase.

2008 CC: Had a third-place finish, just behind teammates Pasca Cheruiyot and Jamie Vest....Earned All-Midwest Region honors for her 21st-place finish while setting a personal-best time of 21:33.25 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship....Ran a personal-best time of 18:00.04 in the 5K MVC Cross Country Championship....Received All-Conference accolades for her seventh-place finish in the MVC Championship race.

2008 Track:

Indoor: Had a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Missouri Relays....Ran to a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the Big Bear Invitational....Set a personal best in the 1,500-meter run at the Arkansas Twilight while finishing 10th....Received All-MVC honors for her second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships....Finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships....Placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships.

Outdoor: Did not compete during the Bears' outdoor season.

2007 CC: Competed in one race during her freshman season, finishing third overall at the 4K Washington University Early Bird meet.

Background: Phillips won four state titles for Coach Tom Bates at St. Mary's High in Independence, Mo....Phillips won the 3,200 and 1,600-meter titles at the Class 2 state competition and was runner-up in the 800-meter run as a senior....The owner of 13 all-state honors for her high school career, she was also runner-up in the 1,600 meters in 2006....The Kansas City Examiner's Female Track Athlete of the Year, Phillips also graduated as class valedictorian.

Personal: Terry Jane Phillips was born April 20, 1989, in Kansas City, Mo....Daughter of Terry and Martha Phillips....Has two sisters, Aimee and Lindsay....Majoring in chemistry.

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