Morgan VanGorder
blank Morgan VanGorder
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
North Hall

Height:
5-5

Experience:
HS

2012: Earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Regionals after finishing 19th overall on the 6k course in 20:37.6...Finished first at the season-opening Georgia Invitational in a 5k time of 17:02.53...Finished 19th overall and second among Georgia runners at the SEC Championships in 21:18.89 (6k)...Clocked a 17:27.51 at the Greater Louisville Classic 5k to place 32nd overall...Placed 87th overall and second among Georgia runners at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational 6k with a time of 20:45...Second finisher for the Lady Bulldogs at the NCAA Championships, crossing the line in 21:04.5 (6k) to claim 147th place in the final meet of her collegiate cross country career.

2011: Cross Country - Finished 57th at her final SEC Championships after clocking a 22:24.57...Scored at her final cross meet after taking 66th (22:16.0) at the NCAA South Regionals.

2010: Cross Country - Opened her season by scoring and taking ninth at the 5K Georgia Cross Country Invitational after crossing the finish line in 18:25.25...Finished the UGA-GT Dual Meet with an eighth-place finish (18:34.08)...Was Georgia's sixth finisher at the Greater Louisville Classic after taking 68th (18:15.90)...Scored for the Lady Bulldogs after taking 144th out of 274 competitors at the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 6k time of 22:14.2.

2009 Cross Country: Finished 13th at the 5K Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual Meet with a time of 19:20...Broke into the top 10 after clocking a 20:29.85 at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Was sixth in the 1500-meter run (4:54.95) at the Georgia Relays.

2009: Indoor - Finished 16th in both the mile (5:20.87) and the 800-meter run (2:23.11) at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

2008: Cross Country- Made her debut as a Lady Bulldog and finished 24th at the 3200-meter Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet (12:15)...Left the 5K Catamount Classic with a 19th-place finish after clocking a 19:33.15.

High School: Took 10th at 2008 GHSA AAA state cross country meet and in fifth in 800 at state track and field meet...Finished third in the mile and second in the 800 at the regional meet as a senior...Set Statesboro High School records in the 5000-meter run and 1600 and in the 800 at North Hall...Named most valuable runner as a freshman, junior and senior in both track and cross country...Captain of cross country team...Finished fourth at the state cross country meet as a freshman...Named Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2007...Selected as part of "Who's Who Among High School Students" and member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Born December 20, 1989...Daughter of Brian and Paula VanGorder...Father, Brian, was the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach for the Bulldogs from 2001 to 2004 and is currently the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons...Majoring in Business.

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