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Regan Ward
Regan Ward

Regan Ward

Sr | 5-5 | Okmulgee, Okla. / Beggs HS


  • 2015 All-Region
  • 2015 Second Team All-SEC

Senior (2016)
Kicked off her first senior 5K finishing sixth for Arkansas and ninth overall at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1) … Assisted Arkansas placing seventh in Pre-Nationals (Oct. 15) … Finished the SEC Championship placing 10th with a time of 21:28.90 (Oct. 28) … Competed as third-best performer and 11th best overall, earning her All-Region honors in the NCAA South Central Region 6K with a time of 20:50.20 (Nov. 11)… Ended the outdoor season at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship finishing third-best for Arkansas (Nov.19)

Junior (2015)
Posted a fourth place finish at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 12) … Finished with the second best time for Arkansas at 20:40.30 … Raced in the Chile Pepper Festival finishing sixth (Oct. 3) … Crossed the line in a time of 16:39.98 placing fourth for Arkansas … Competed in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 16) … Placed 78th overall with a time of 20:46.70 and fifth for the Razorbacks … Set a personal record of 20:21.00 at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) on her way to a 12th place finish … The personal record also propelled her to a fifth place finish for Arkansas at the 6K meet in College Station, Texas … Ward built upon the momentum at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) with a 10th place finish … She ran a time of 20:21.20 finishing third amongst Arkansas runners … Capped off her Junior season at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) finishing 103rd with a time of 20:50.40 … Ward crossed the line third for the Razorbacks on the Louisville, Kentucky course.

Sophomore (2014)
Competed in seven of the eight races … Won the Hurricane Cross Country Festival (Aug. 30) … Placed inside Arkansas’ top five in three races … Set personal-best in the two-mile (11:13.00), 5-kilometer (16:39.60) and 6-kilometer (20:54.21) … Collected her first individual title in her first race of 2014 by winning the Hurricane Cross Country Festival (11:13; Two Mile) … Placed sixth at the adidas/UCI Invtiational and ran 5K time of 17:46.1 … Posted a 5K time of 17:12.22 to finish seventh at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 20) … Placed seventh at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 4) where she ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:39.60 … Posted a 118th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a 6K time of 21:28.00 … Earned a 28th-place finish at the SEC Championship (Oct. 31), where she ran a personal-best 6K time of 20:54.21 … Finished the year with a 181st-place finish at the NCAA Championship (Nov. 22) with a 6K time of 21:46.70.

Freshman (2013)
Competed in four meets … Earned a sixth-place finish at the Arkansas Duels in her collegiate debut race … Ran a season-best 5k time of 17:51.60 at the Chile Pepper Festival to finish 14th … Posted a 59th-place finish at the SEC Championships with a 6K time of 22:08.77.

High School
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.

Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
9/12 UC Riverside Invitational 6K 4th 4th 2nd 20:40.30
10/3 Chile Pepper Festival 5K 6th 5th 4th 16:39.98
10/16 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 6K 78th 78th 5th 20:46.70
10/30 SEC Championships 6K 12th 12th 5th 20:21.00
11/13 NCAA South Central Regional 6K 10th 10th 3rd 20:21.20
11/21 NCAA Championships 6K 103rd 70th 3rd 20:50.40


TFRRS Profile

Personal-Best Times

  • Two-Mile: 11:13.00 (Hurricane Cross Country Festival 8/30/14)
  • 4K: 13:51.00 (Arkansas Duels 9/6/13)
  • 5K: 16:39.60 (Chile Pepper Festival 10/4/14)
  • 6K: 20:21.00 (SEC Championships 10/30/15)

Individual Title

  • Hurricane Cross Country Festival (Aug. 30, 2014)