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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


Started her Jayhawk career off by taking first place at the Bob Timmons Classic with a time of 18:33.20 … Was the third Jayhawk to cross the finish line at the Gans Creek Classic with a time of 22:17.60.

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