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NCAA Championship
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NCAA South Central Regional
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SEC Championship
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Grace Heymsfield
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Elkins, Ark.
High School: Elkins
Experience: 2 Letters
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Grace Heymsfield
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 08/17/2010

2012: Heymsfield finished her sophomore season as the Razorbacks top-finisher at the NCAA Championships with a 20:25.5, a mark good enough for 55th place in the meet. She would also be named to the South Central All-Region team as well as a First-Team All-SEC performer. During her six meets that she competed in during the season, Heymsfield would not finish lower than third on her team to score in each of the six meets. She would have her best finish of the year at the adidas/UCI Invitational where she placed third behind teammates Tesfaye and Schlaepfer to help her team score a perfect 15 points for the meet.

2011: Heymsfield redshirted during the season.

2010: Heymsfield capped her first season as a Razorback with SEC All-Freshman honors. At the SEC Championships, she finished in 35th place with a time of 22:04.94. In her next race, she was Arkansas' fifth-place finisher in the lineup at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships. She finished the race in 21:40.9, good for 41st place overall and a season-best time at the distance. Heymsfield was the team's second finisher at the Chile Pepper Festival. Her 5K performance of 18:00.85 was a season best. She made her season debut at the Arkansas Invitational and was one of the Razorbacks' top eight, finishing ninth overall (14:55.4) in the 4K race.

AT ELKINS HS: Heymsfield became the first female in Arkansas high school history to break five minutes in the 1,600 meters with a victory at the 52nd annual 2009 Arkansas Meet of Champions. She clocked a time of 4:59.51 which eclipsed the previous Arkansas State and Meet of Champions record of 5:01.34, set by Julie Jiskra of Conway in 1986. She won three-consecutive individual cross country state titles and was the 2009 Arkansas Class 3A state champion at 1,600 meters in 5:16.16. She also finished third in the 3,200 meters at the 2009 Arkansas Meet of Champions (11:28.86).

PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1992, she is the daughter of Ernest and Carol Heymsfield. Her father is an associate professor in civil engineering at UA. She is a biological engineering major at Arkansas.

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