2015 Cross Country Competed in six meets for the Bears… Opened the season at the Bob Timmons Dual (Sept. 1) with a time of 20:50.5…Finished 14th at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 19) with a time of 19:10.11…Continued to improve her time at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 2) clocking in 18:45.23…Ran a personal best time of 18:18.30 at the Little Rock Invitational (Oct. 17) finishing 17th…Competed at the MVC Championships (Oct. 31) finishing 56th with 19:28.77… Finished out season at the NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 13) running 24:10.6 in the 6K.
2014 Cross Country Competed in four meets for the Bears ... Opened the season at the Saluki Invitational (Sept. 20), finishing 37th in 21:48.64 ... Ran a 25:24.0 to finish 82nd at Kansas' Rim Rock Classic (Oct. 4) ... Set a PR at the UALR Invitational (Oct. 18) with her 19:38.2 to earn 27th ... Placed 73rd in the MVC Championships (Nov. 1) with a 19:47.04. 2013 Cross Country Placed 38th with a time of 13:26.00 in the 2-mile at the Hurricane Cross Country Festival in her only meet of the season.
Background Missed the 2012 cross country season due to injury ... Was a three-time all-state selection in cross country, and a two-time all-state pick in track ... Was part of three district championship cross country squads ... Named the 2012 Aldo Sebben Southwest Missouri Runner of the Year ... As a junior, won a state title in the 800 meters and set a school record in the 1,600 meters (5:17) ... Earned a runner-up finish at state in the 1,600 and claimed district and sectional championships in that event.
Personal Savannah Autumn Beaver was born Sept. 24, 1994 in Joplin, Mo. ... Daughter of Doug and Nina Beaver ... Older sister Emily competed in cross country and track at Missouri State from 2009-2012 ... Has two other siblings, Ethan and Ryan ... Ethan also attended Missouri State ... Lists her biggest sports thrill as winning a state title in the 800 meters ... Plans to major in communications with hopes of starting a career in public relations.