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Zoraya Hightower
  Zoraya Hightower

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ada, Okla.

High School:
Byng HS/OSSM

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
03/04/1990

Experience:
SQ


PERSONAL BESTS
Cross Country: 2 mile: 12:24.90 (Sept. 24, 2011), 5K: 19:36 (Sept. 18, 2010), 6K: 25:14 (Oct. 17, 2009)

JUNIOR (2011): Finished eighth in the duel with Oral Roberts with a personal-best two-mile mark of 12:24.90.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Saw action in one event, finishing 99th at the Missouri Stampede with a personal-best 5K time of 19:36.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009): Best finish was a 27th-place showing at the Hurricane Festival . . . placed 46th at the Missouri State Classic . . . also participated in the Cowboy Jamboree and Pre-Nationals.

FRESHMAN (2008): Took a redshirt year for the Golden Hurricane.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in track and field and two letters in cross country at Byng High School as a freshman and sophomore. . . earned all-state honors both years . . . finished eighth in state cross country competition during her freshman season . . . finished third in the state cross country meet as a sophomore . . . set a personal-best in the mile with a time of 5:38 at the state meet during her sophomore season in 2006 . . . ran a personal-best of 11:46 in the two-mile run during 2006 state regionals . . . transferred to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics for her junior and senior years . . . did not participate in track and field as a junior or senior . . . coach at Byng High School was Clint McGaha.

PERSONAL: Majoring in economics and environmental policy . . . enjoys acting, dancing, rock climbing and horseback riding . . . craziest ambition is to run in the Olympic Trials . . . has one sister, Zadora . . . daughter of Sharrod and Sonia Hightower . . . born March 4, 1990.