Terry Phillips
Terry Phillips


Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
St. Mary's High



Sander, Beaver Earn MSU Athletic, Academic Honors

Standout swimmer tabbed Outstanding Female Athlete; Former distance specialist earns Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Senior Female Scholar-Athlete


Beaver, Edwards Represent Bears on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team


Beaver Earns All-Conference Honor as Bears Finish Fourth


Cross Country Bears Picked Third in Pre-Championship Rankings


Cross Country Bears Place 12th at Chile Pepper Festival


Phillips, Edwards Preview the Chile Pepper Festival

Phillips, Edwards Preview the Chile Pepper Festival

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

At Missouri State: Phillips will look to finish her decorated career at MSU on a high note following an eighth-place finish at the 2010 MVC Cross Country Championships....

2010 Cross Country: Set a 6K personal best (21:13.67) at the NCAA Midwest Regional....Was the Bears' second finisher at the MVC Championship, placing eighth overall (17:49.29)....

2010 Track: In Phillips' 2010 indoor track season, she set numerous personal bests and cracked the MSU all-time bests....She competed in five races, winning four of them and finishing second in another....Won the 3,000m at the MVC Indoor Championships.... Her time of 9:35.40 was third all-time at MSU in the event....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)....Due to an injury, Phillips did not compete in the outdoor season....

2009 Cross Country: Phillips continued to excel for the Bears in her sophomore season....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 and tied for eighth all-time at Missouri State....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 a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Missouri Invitational....Ran impressively 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)....Ran 10:27.19 in the 3000-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 Cross Country: Phillips debuted at the Missouri State Classic with 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: Phillips began her track career with 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 and a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Big Bear Invitational....Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Kansas Relays....Was a member of the eighth-place 4x1,600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays....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....

2007 Cross Country: Phillips competed in one race during her freshman season, finishing third overall at the 4K Washington University Early Bird meet...She missed the remainder of the season with an injury and received a medical redshirt....

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 (5:07.00) 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.

Missouri State Career Bests for Phillips

Event Best
5K (cross country) 17:36.00
6K (cross country) 21:13.67
Mile (indoor) 4:55.08
3,000m (indoor) 9:35.40
5,000m (indoor) 17:19.00
800m (outdoor) 2:20.48
1,500m (outdoor) 4:31.84
3,000m steeplechase (outdoor) 10:19.45

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