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Karen Tankersly
Karen Tankersly


Covington, Tenn.

High School:
Covington HS




One-Mile Run - 5:24.43 (indoor)
3,000 Meters - 10:42.16 (indoor)
800 Meters - 2:27.33 (outdoor)
1,500 Meters - 4:55.99 (outdoor)

CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in all six meets during the 2005 fall season ... Ran a season-best time of 19:43.08 in the 5K ... Senior (OUTDOOR): Competed in the 1,500 meters and steeplechase ... Posted a season-best time of 5:10.67 in the 1,500 meters and 12:27.20 in the steeplechase ... Junior: Ran in all seven meets of the 2004 season ... Best time of 20:36.45 in the 5K ... Season best of 24:00.59 in the 6K ... (INDOOR): Season-best time of 5:44.68 in the one-mile run at MTSU Indoor ... Ran 11:35.64 at LSU Bayou Bengal ... (OUTDOOR): Ran a season best of 5:18.65 at Southern Miss Outdoor Invite ... Ran 11:16.12 at Coach "O" Invite ... Had four top-20 finishes ... Sophomore: Competed in all eight meets during the 2003 season ... Recorded a season-best time of 19:52.73 in the 5K ... Posted four top-15 finishes ... Had a season-best time of 24:10.24 in the 6K ... (CROSS COUNTRY): Red shirt in 2002 ... (INDOOR): Ran a season and personal-best 5:24.43 in the one-mile run ... Posted the top two times on the squad ... Finished third at the MTSU Classic ... Recorded a time of 11:01.71 in the 3,000 ... A member of Distance Medley Relay team that finished sixth at LSU Purple Tiger ... (OUTDOOR): Had a season- and personal-best time of 4:55.99 in the 1,500 ... Posted four of the top five times ... Ran a time of 10:59.16 in the 3,000 meters ... Freshman (CROSS COUNTRY): Competed in five meets ... Posted a season-best time of 21:41.63 in the 5K ... Ran a 24:15.6 in the 6K ... (INDOOR): Ran a season-best 5:33.37 in the one-mile run ... Had three of the top five times ... Recorded a 10:42.16 in the 3,000 ... Posted the second-best time ... (OUTDOOR): Recorded a time of 2:27.33 in the 800 meters ... Finished sixth at the ULM Classic ... Ran a season-best 5:04.69 in the 1,500 meters ... Finished seventh at the Southern Miss Invitational ... HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Covington High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner in track and field ... Posted personal-best times of 2:24 in the 800 meters and 20:54 in the 5,000 meters ... Personal-best jumps of 16'8" in the long jump and 34'2" in the triple jump ... Named to the Memphis All-Metro team ... Received All-American honors ... Named the Best of the West and all-Region 7A-AA Most Valuable Performer ... Also earned three letters in basketball and two in cross country ... PERSONAL: Born December 28, 1982, she is the daughter of Rickie and Janine Tankersley ... A sport medicine major.

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