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ASU Cross Country BIO
Kauren Tarver
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Kauren Tarver 1266148
Position: Distance
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wrightwood, Calif.
High School: Serrano

Arizona State: Ranks eighth all-time in ASU history in the 3,000m steeplechase after running 10:26.61 at the 2010 Mt. SAC Relays... also is a member of the eighth and ninth-fastest indoor distance medley relay teams in program history... 2011 Outdoor: Scored at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase... also ran the same event at the NCAA Preliminary Round Meet, finishing 15th, which was three places from advancing to the national finals... ran a personal-best time of 2:09.96 in the 800m run at the Mt. SAC Relays... ran an 11-second PR in the 1,500m run at the ASU Invitational with a time of 4:37.18... selected to the Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team... 2011 Indoor: Ran in a trio of races... finished 18th in the mile at the MPSF Indoor Championships... helped the distance medley relay team to a sixth-place finish at the MPSF meet, posting the eighth-best time in school history... earned Academic All-MPSF distinction... 2010 XC: On the course for five races this season... posted a Top 10 finish by placing 10th at the George Kyte Invitational... finished sixth on the team at the Pac-10 meet... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2010 Outdoor: Posted a personal-best time of 10:26.61 in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays, which ranks as the eighth-fastest time in school history... scored in the event at the Pac-10 Championships by finishing seventh overall... won the steeplechase at the Double Dual and also competed in the event at the NCAA Preliminary Round West Site meet... finished 24th in the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 Championships... ran the 800m twice and the 1,500m run once during the season as well... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2010 Indoor: Did not compete... 2009 XC: Competed in four races... placed a season-best 12th overall at the Dave Murray Invitational... took 64th at the Pac-10 Championships... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2009 Outdoor: Posted the ninth-best time in school history with her time of 10:45.94 in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays... regionally qualified in the event and placed 17th in the West... took 13th at the Pac-10 Championships... posted a season-best in the 800m run with a time of 2:11.99 at the Sun Angel Track Classic... 2009 Indoor: Won the 800m run at the Friday Night Challenge, her first collegiate race... helped the DMR to a seventh-place finish at the MPSF Championships... 2008 XC: Ran in four total races, including one unattached from the program... opened the year with a ninth-place finish at the Dave Murray Invitational as an unattached runner before joining the traveling team... placed 33rd at the Roy Griak Invitational in her first race with the team... took 71st at the Pac-10 Championships.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Serrano High School (Phelan, Calif.)... lettered in cross country (four times), track & field (four), soccer (four) and tennis (four) while captaining all four teams... four-time FootLocker Cross Country Championships qualifier... placed 16th (2004), fifth (2005), seventh (2006) and 10th (2007)... combined FootLocker finishes rank her as the seventh-best high school cross country runner all-time... competed in the 2006 World Junior Cross Country Championships in Japan, placing 39th overall... four-time CIF Southern Section cross country champion... two-time state track & field champion... won the 800m and 1600m runs at the 2005 southern section meet... holds school records in 800m, 1600m and 3200m events... competed internationally in the 3000m steeplechase twice, finishing third at both the Pan-Am Games and the NACAC (North American, Central American & Caribbean) Championships... earned numerous team honors, including athlete of the year in cross country, track & field and soccer as a senior... also won the league title in tennis.

Personal: Majoring in communications... parents are Gary and Lisa Tarver... has four siblings: Lauren, Skyler, Kaylee and Ryan... born May 16, 1990, in Victorville, Calif.... hobbies include soccer, tennis and swimming... full name is Kauren Leann Tarver.

Personal Bests • 800: 2:09.96 • 1500: 4:37.18 • 3200: 10:41.50 • 3000SC: 10:26.61

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