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Sommer Herner - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Sommer Herner

Position Distance
Class Jr./Jr.
Hometown St. Joseph, Mo.
High School Bishop LeBlond


Finished the Bob Timmons Classic in first place on Sept 4th, 2021…Finished the Gans Creek Classic in 44th place… Placed 101st at the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals in Tallahassee, Florida with a time of 21:13.20.

2019-20 (at UMKC):  Competed in five indoor meets… Made school history as the first-ever female athlete to win both the WAC Outstanding Track Athlete and the WAC High Point award at the same time in the WAC indoor championships (2/28)… At indoor championships, posted top overall individual finishes in the 800-meter and Mile runs, while also boasting a silver medal in the 3,000-meters…. Set two PRs at the championships, in the 800-meter run (2:13.98) and the 3,000-meter run (2:13.98)… Took top medalist honors in the 800-meters at the Adidas Classic (2/1) with a time of 2:17.64… Was first-place overall in the 1,000-meter run (2:54.46) at the Mel Tjeerdsma Classic (12/6).

2018-19 (at UMKC): In outdoor season, competed in six meets… Set a PR in the 1,500-meters at the Arkansas Twilight (5/3) with a clocking of 4:37.57… Participated in 800-meters, 1,500-meters and 4×400 at WAC outdoor championships (5/9)… At USATF U20 Championships (6/21), took sixth overall in the 1,500-meter run with a mark of 4:43.07… Competed in nine indoor meets… Finished first overall in the Distance Medley Relay (12:41.62) at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25)… Had 14 top-10 finishes throughout course of indoor season.

High School: Attended Bishop LeBlond… Three Sport Athlete in high school… All-District in Volleyball, Soccer and Track and Field…. 2018 Volleyball and Soccer Team Captain… 2018 News-Press Volleyball Player of the Year…All-Region Offensive Player of the Year… All-State in Track and Field (2018).

Personal: Born June 21st, 2000… Majoring in Business Management…. Daughter of Greg and Desdi Herner… Sister of Sidney and Shelby

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