Cowboys, Sooners, Cyclones claim automatic bids to nationals
Regional meet will feature more than 600 student-athletes
MSU distance specialists recognized for work on and off the course
Edwards, Beaver lead the way with top-20 finishes
Bears runners head to Normal, Ill. for Valley Meet
Beaver Talks About Prestigious Elite 18 Award
2012 Track & Field
Outdoor: Earned a fourth-place finish at the MVC Championships in the 1,500m run in 4:29.21 ... Won her heat and ran a personal best 2:10.43 in the 800m prelims at the MVC Championships ... Finished eighth in the MVC Championships 800m run finals in 2:17.24 ... Took fourth place in the MVC Championships 1,500m run with a time of 4:29.21 ... Ran a 2:12.16 in the Arkansas Twilight 800m run, good for a fourth-place finish ... Finished the 1,500m run in 4:28.37 at the Drake Relays, just two seconds off her personal best time ... Earned a third-place finish in the 5,000m run at the John McDonnell Invitational with a time of 17:47.87 ... Narrowly missed winning the 800m run at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 2:12.02 ... Teamed with three other MSU runners to take third in the 4x400m relay at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 3:47.98 ... Raced to the third-best all-time performance at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4:28.37) in the 1,500m run ... Finished with a time of 4:38.21 at the 1,500m run at the Bobby Lane Invitational.
2011 Cross Country
2011 Track & Field
Outdoor: Placed third at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 10:23.37 ... Ran the 5,000m run at the Kansas Relays (17:22.72) and placed second ... Competed in the 10,000m at the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Championships, placing fifth with a time of 36:04.82.
2010 Cross Country
2010 Track & Field
Outdoor: Did not compete for the Bears during the outdoor season.
2009 Cross Country
Background: Beaver won three-straight Missouri Class 1A state cross country championships ... She is one of only three high school runners in state history to win three state cross country titles ... Only Jamie Vest (MSU '08) had won more state cross country titles than Beaver ... In track competition at the 2A level, she had top state championship finishes of fourth in the 1,600-meters (2008), seventh in the 800-meters (2008), sixth in the 3,200-meters (2007), second in the 4x800m relay (2006) and third in the 4x400m relay (2008).
Personal: Emily Dawn Beaver was born July 14, 1991 in Diamond, Mo. ... Daughter of Doug and Nina Beaver ... Has three siblings; brothers Ethan and Ryan, and sister Savannah ... Majoring in English and planning to pursue a career in teaching.