- Indoor second team All-American (DMR)
- Indoor second team All-SEC (5,000)
Senior Indoor | Redshirt Junior Outdoor (2017)
Second team indoor All-American … Opened the year placing second at the Razorback Invitational in the 3,000 off a PR of 9:20.84 … Followed it up with a PR and event win in the mile (4:42.50) at the Arkansas Qualifier … Finished seventh in the 3,000 at the SEC Indoor Championships, scoring two points for the Razorbacks … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with the DMR, where she raced to a top-12 finish … Ran a lifetime best (16:12.46) in the 5,000 at the Bryan Clay Invitational, placing seventh to start outdoor strong … Captured the steeplechase title at the SEC Relays and followed it up with All-SEC meriting PR performance (10:08.23) at the league outdoor championships … Completed the year at the NCAA West Preliminary Round.
Finished first in the mile at the Arkansas Invitational … Posted two consecutive top-10 finishes in the 3000 at the 2016 Gladstein Invitational and the Razorback Invitational … Ran an indoor PR in the 5,000 of 16:21.88 at the Husky Classic, finishing in the top-20 … Capped the year earning All-SEC honors for a runner-up finish in the 5,000 at the conference indoor championships where she also finished eighth in the 3,000 … Redshirted during the outdoor season.
NCAA Outdoor Championships first round qualifier … Started her second year with a personal best in the mile at the Arkansas Invitational of 4:49.58 … Raced to another PR finishing 10th at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the 3,000-meter run in 9:38.13 … Ran yet another PR to cap her season with a fifth place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run (16:36.71) … Finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Mt. SAC relays and the Payton Jordan Invitational the latter in a personal best 10:13.29 … Scored three points at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase … Qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Opened her freshman year strong with a third place finish at 800 meters at the Arkansas Invitational … Ran a PR in the 800-meter run at the Arkansas v. Texas Dual of 2:13.28 to finish second … Finished eighth in the mile at the Tyson Invitation in 4:55.20 … Came through in the top-20 in two events at the SEC Indoor Championships (mile, 5,000m) … Collected two top-five finishes to open up the outdoor season finishing second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Arkansas Invitational and fourth in the 1,500-meter run at the John McDonnell Invitational … Finished 15th at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
A nine-time state champion in cross country and track at Beggs High School … Named to the Oklahoma All-State team four times … Won three state championships in cross country … Earned an Oklahoma state title in the 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m … Holds the Oklahoma state record time in the 3,200m at 10:38.38 … Collected the USATF youth National Championship in the 4x800m relay (twice), 1,500m (twice) and the 3,000m … Named a USATF All-American in the 800m (twice) and the 1,500m during her time with the Jenks America Track Club.
Born on May 13, 1994 … Daughter of James and Julie Ward … Has three siblings; Talor, Grant and Jayce … Her father was selected as one of Oklahoma’s all-time greatest high school athletes since Oklahoma’s statehood … Sister Talor plays basketball at Oklahoma Christian University … Majoring in geology…