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Rebekka Simko
Rebekka Simko

Rebekka Simko

Junior | 5-9 | Mentor, Ohio / Gilmour Academy / Penn State

As A Redshirt Junior (2014)
Did Not Compete

Prior to Arkansas

At Penn State

As A Junior (2013)
Did not compete

As A Sophomore (2012)
Had a breakout cross country season, finishing 71st overall and 51st in team scoring at the NCAA Championships … Ran 20:35 for 6,000-meters at the NCAA meet … Scored All-Region status thanks to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, helping the team to the program’s first-ever regional team title … Placed fifth overall to capture All-Big Ten first team honors … Was the Lions’ number one runner, helping the team to a third-place finish … Clocked 20:26 for 6,000-meters … Won the individual title at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals, earning Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors for her efforts … Placed fourth at Spiked Shoe, and 15th at the Greater Louisville Classic … Took 34th overall in a national-class field at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational … Clocked a season-best 20:20 for 6K at Wisconsin.

As A Freshman (2011)
Finished 79th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 22:11 … Competed in four events, placing eighth overall at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals … Placed 10th in the JV competition at the Notre Dame Invitational … Also competed at the PSU National.

High School
Ran for Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio … Ran a PR 2:09.04 to place fourth in the 800- meters at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Won a total of 10 gold medals at the OHSAA Outdoor Championships throughout her career … Won the 800 and placed second in the 1600-meters as a senior … Took top honors in the 400-meters at the Ohio State Meet during sophomore and junior campaigns … Holds state record in the 4×800-meters (9:13.89) … Won the 1600-meters at the Ohio Indoor State Meet as a senior … Placed 11th in the 800-meters at Nike Outdoor Nationals as a junior.

Born on Aug. 31, 1991 … Daughter of Ken and Lisa Simko … Has one sibling, Alex … Both parents competed in track and field at Ohio State University … Majoring in sociology.

Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
8/30 Hurricane XC Festival 2 Miles Did Not Compete
9/6 adidas/UCI Invite 5,000m Did Not Compete
9/20 Southern Stampede 5,000m Did Not Compete
10/4 Chile Pepper Festival 5,000m   Did Not Compete
10/17 Wisconsin Invite 6,000m Did Not Compete
10/31 SEC Championships 6,000m Did Not Compete
11/14 NCAA Regional 6,000m Did Not Compete
11/22 NCAA Championships 6,000m Did Not Compete


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