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Kristi Rush-Briggs Track and Field Athlete Profile

Kristi Rush-Briggs

Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Gilbert, AZ Last School: Highland High School



All-America

  • 2017 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field All-America Second Team

Personal

  • Parents are Michelle and David
  • Married to Mitchell Briggs
  • Major: Nursing
  • Sister ran cross country at University of the Pacific 
  • Enjoys running, reading, spending time with family and friends

Before BYU

  • Placed second in state in cross country in 2012
  • Two-time 4x800-meter state champion
  • Also participated in track & field

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
2:10.95 800m  2017 MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships 
4:22.16  1500m  2016 Oxy Invitational 
4:39.79 Mile  2017 Iowa State Classic
9:21.29  3000m 2016 Iowa State Classic 
9:57.72  3000m Steeplechase  2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats



2014 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Finished mile in 4:59.04 placing 5th at UW Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Placed 5th in 800m with time of 2:14.37 at 36th SDSU Aztec Invitational. Also placed 5th in 1500m with time of 4:34.23
  • Ran 1500m in 4:36.42 and finished 5th at Rafer/JJK Collegiate Invitational
  • At Virginia Challenge, ran season-best 4:30.77 in 1500m

2015 | Sophomore Year

Outdoor:

  • Finished 5th in mile in 4:43.43 at 2015 UVU Collegiate Invitational
  • Ran season-best 4:31.60 in 1500m at Mt. SAC Relays
  • Concluded season with 3rd-place finish in mile with time of 5:05.33

2016 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • Second in the 800m at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Placed 6th in the mile at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • Took 17th in the mile at the UW Invitational 
  • Finished 5th in the 3000k at the Iowa State Classic 
  • Third place on the DMR at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 
  • 12th place in the 3000k at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 

Outdoor

  • Finished fourth and ran a personal-best 4:22.16 in the 1500m at the 2016 Oxy Invitational
  • Qualified for the 2016 NCAA West Prelims in the 3000m steeplechase
  • Ran the 3000m steeplechase in a season-best 10:24.41 at the 2016 NCAA West Prelims

2017 | Senior Year

Indoor

  • Placed 4th in the mile at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational 
  • Finished 5th in the mile at the Iowa State Classic

Outdoor

  • Finished 14th overall in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Championships with a time of 10:01.99
  • Named to the 2017 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field All-America Second Team
  • Qualified for nationals in the 3000m steeplechase along with husband Mitchell Briggs
  • Finished 12th overall in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA West Prelims with a time of 10:18.39
  • Placed 1st in the 3000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational
  • Finished 4th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Took 4th at the Oxy Invitational in the 1500m run