Staci Nelson
Staci Nelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chatham, Ill.

High School:
Glenwood High

Position:
DISTANCE

  • '09 MVC Indoor Champion (Distance Medley Relay)
  • '09 All-MVC (Indoor Distance Medley Relay)
  • MVC Indoor Championship Record Holder (Distance Medley Relay)
  • MVC Scholar-Athlete (2009)

At Missouri State: Staci Nelson enters her senior season as a valuable leader to the track and cross country squads....2009 CC: Nelson was the lone senior on a young cross country squad, but led by example....Was the third Bear across the line at the Missouri State Classic with a time of 18:49.40....Finished 25th overall (18:42.00) at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational....Turned in a 23:00 6K at the Chile Pepper Festival....Nelson's time of 19:53 in the MVC Championship netted her a 23rd-place finish....At the NCAA Midwest Regional finished with a time of 22:47.50, a personal best....2009 Track: Ran a personal-best time of 4:43.48 in the 1,500-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championship....Was a member of the squad that won the conference title in the distance medley at MVC Indoor Championship with a time of 11:42.69, setting a new MVC Championship record....Set a personal-best time with a 10:08.22 finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic....Finished seventh in the 1,500-meter run at the Sooner Twilight....2008 CC: Nelson finished 14th at the Missouri State Classic....Ran a personal-best time of 23:03.00 at the Cowboy Jamboree....Set a 5K personal-best time of 19:03.91 at the MVC Championships....2008 Track: Nelson placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Missouri Invitational....Finished seventh at the Indiana Relays in the 3,000-meter run....Ran a personal-best time of 10:20.35 in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic....Began the outdoor season with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Missouri Relays....Placed fourth and fifth in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs, respectively, at the Big Bear Invitational....Finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run at the Simpson Twilight....Ran a personal best in the 1,500-meter run at the Arkansas Twilight....Set a personal best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships....2007 CC: Nelson improved her personal best to 19:14.79 at the MVC Championship to place 48th, besting her 2006 finish by finishing 25 places....At the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Invitational, she finished as the team's fifth runner for the first time in her MSU career....Nelson placed 17th at the MSU Classic to help the Bears claim the overall title....She helped the Bears win their third team title of the season with a 27th-place finish at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Sept. 29)....Nelson improved her 6K personal best by 0:31 at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet (23:41.00)....2007 Track: Nelson competed in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter events during her freshman season....2006 CC: Nelson ran a season-best 19:41.23 in Memphis....Background: Nelson was a three-time conference and two-time regional champion in cross country at Glenwood (Ill.) High....A three-time Central States Eight Conference Runner of the Year and a multiple state qualifier in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, Nelson set school records in both events and was an all-state selection in the 1,600m as a sophomore....Personal: Staci R. Nelson was born October 19, 1987, in Springfield, Ill....Daughter of Greg and Lorrie Nelson.

Missouri State Career Bests for Nelson

Event

Best

1,500m (outdoor)

4:43.48

Mile run (indoor)

5:06.39

3,000m (indoor)

10:08.22

3,000m (outdoor)

10:44.09

3,000m steeplechase

11:11.35

5,000m (outdoor)

20:17.00

5K (cross country)

18:42.00

6K (cross country)

22:47.50

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