Jamie Vest
Jamie Vest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lebanon, Mo.

High School:
Stoutland High

Position:
DISTANCE

•'08 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (3000m Steeplechase)
•'08 All-Mideast Region (Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase)
•'08 All-MVC (Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase)
•'07 All-MVC (Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase)
•'08 All-MVC (Cross Country)
•'07 All-MVC (Cross Country)
•'08 Academic All-MVC (Cross Country)

At Missouri State:
Jamie Vest returns for her senior season as a 2008 All-Region honoree and NCAA qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and All-Conference for the 2008 cross country campaign....2008 CC: Vest finished second to teammate Pasca Cheruiyot at the Missouri State Classic....Placed fourth at the MVC Cross Country Championship held in Springfield, Mo.....Named to the All-MVC team....Ran a personal-best time of 21:41.39 at the 6K Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark....2008 Track: Vest was a national qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase....Finished second in the mile run at the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational....Set a personal-best mark of 10:12.21 in the 3,000-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships....Placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships....Finished seventh, running a personal-best time of 10:16.56 in the 3,000-meter run at the Missouri Relays....Ran a 4:48.88 in the 1,500-meter run at the Arkansas Twilight....Placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships....Set a personal-best time of 10:35.94 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mideast Region Championships....2007 CC: Vest was MSU's number two runner in all six races during her junior season....Vest earned top 10 overall finishes three times during the fall, finishing second overall at the Washington University Early Bird, third at the Missouri State Classic....With her fifth-place finish at the MVC Championship (17:39) she earned All-MVC honors in cross country for the first time in her career....At the NCAA Midwest Regional, Vest improved her 6K personal best with a run of 21:43....2007 Track: During the indoor season, Vest took sixth at the MVC Championships in the 5,000 meters (17:57) and earned a personal best over 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (10:13.01)....Vest won her first collegiate race outdoors at the Missouri Relays in the 3,000-meter steeplechase....She won again at the University of Arkansas John McDonnell Invitational in the same event, running a personal-best and NCAA- qualifying time of 10:40.55....At the MVC Outdoor Championships, Vest was named All-MVC after finishing as the conference runner-up in the steeplechase (10:43.94) and took eighth in the 5,000-meter run (18:09.14)....She finished the season with the Mideast Region's 14th-fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase performance....2006 CC: At the MVC Championships, she placed 12th with the time of 18:25.10....Vest placed 43rd at the 6K NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing in 22:13.97....She set a personal best of 18:00.86 at the Memphis Twilight Classic....Vest was named to the 2006 MVC Scholar-Athlete team....2006 Track: At the Valley outdoor meet, Vest placed fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a personal-best 11:02, which ranks fifth on the MSU all-time list....She placed third at the Kansas Relays in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:21)....Vest ran an indoor personal best in the 3,000m of 10:24.02....2005 CC: Vest placed 26th at the MVC meet as the team's fifth runner, finishing in 18:16....She ran as one of Missouri State's top five runners in all six races of her freshman campaign, posting a then-personal-best 18:06 for 5K at the Southern Stampede....Background: Vest was a four-time Class 1 state champion in cross country and the 3,200-meter run in track....Her four cross country state titles made her the first male or female in state history to accomplish such a feat....She was named the Southwest Missouri Prep Athlete of the Year by the Springfield News-Leader, and the Missouri Cross Country Runner of the Year by MissouriRunning.com....Personal: Jamie L. Vest was born March 8, 1987, in Osage Beach, Mo....Daughter of John and Donna Vest.

Missouri State Career Bests for Vest

Event
Best
1,500m (outdoor)
4:48.88
1 mile (indoor)
5:11.28
3,000m (indoor)
10:08.03
3,000m (outdoor)
10:16.56
3,000m steeplechase
10:35.94
5,000m (indoor)
17:57.62
5,000m (outdoor)
18:09.14
5K (cross country)
17:39.28
6K (cross country)
21:41.39

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