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Marissa Saunders
  Marissa Saunders

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Douglas, Wyo.

High School:
Douglas

Height:
5-8

Position:
Middle Distance

Experience:
3L


Tulsa: A three-time letterwinner.

Freshman (2005-06): (Cross Country) Participated in all six meets . . . captured a fourth-place mark and a personal-best in the two-mile run with a time of 11:30 at the Hurricane Festival . . . turned in a time of 18:16.30 in the 5,000-meter run for a personal record at the Southern Stampede . . . at the Chile Pepper Invitational, set a personal-best in the 6,000-meter run with a time of 22:58.8 . . . (Indoor) Competed in five meets . . . posted a personal-best time of 2:23.25 in the 800-meter run at the Iowa State Classic . . . in the mile run, set a career-best time of 5:06.45 at the Razorback Invitational . . . at the Missouri Invitational, registered a time of 3:00.85 in the 1,000-meter run for a personal record . . . turned in a personal-best time of 10:34.78 in the 3,000-meter run at the Conference USA Championships . . . a member of the distance medley relay team that turned in a first-place time of 11:55.07 at the Razorback Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Participated in six meets . . . posted a personal-best time of 2:21.57 in the 800-meter run at the Wichita State Invitational . . . at the Michael Johnson Classic, registered a time of 4:47.32 in the 1,500-meter run for a personal record . . . in the 5,000-meter run, tallied a personal-best time of 20:23.99 at the Conference USA Championships . . . a member of the 4x1,600-meter relay team that claimed a sixth-place finish and a school-record time of 20:25.54 at the Drake Relays . . . a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that captured a fourth-place finish in a time of 9:20.15 at the Missouri Relays.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Douglas High School . . . was the state champion in the 800m, 1600m and 4x400m relay her senior year . . . set a school record in the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay . . . earned all-conference and all-state merits all four seasons . . . was the team MVP for three years . . . went undefeated in the 1600m her senior season . . . was a three-year state champion in the 800m and 1600m . . . finished second in the 800m at the 2005 Golden West Invitational . . . received all-conference cross country honors for four seasons and all-state accolades three years . . . was the cross country MVP for three seasons . . . finished as the cross country conference champion her senior year and as the individual state runner-up her sophomore through senior years . . . placed fifth overall at the 2004 Great American Cross Country Festival . . . was a two-year letterwinner as a member of the basketball team . . . led her team to a state championship her junior and senior seasons . . . earned all-conference honors her senior year.

Personal: An arts and sciences major . . . daughter of Tom and Anne Saunders . . . born January 28, 1987.