South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
SOUTH CAROLINA CROSS COUNTRY: In 2011, did not compete as a junior.
2011: Indoors, ran 2:40.79 to place seventh at the Gamecock Invitational in the 800m ... outdoors, competed unattached in the 800m with a time of 2:35.87 at the Gamecock Invitational.
2010: Did not compete indoors ... outdoors, ran 2:29.22 in the 800m at the USC State Meet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Laverne Knox at Lee Central High School ... named all-conference in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m ... earned all-state honors in the 800m ... participated in the Taco Bell Classic ... qualified for the 2A State Meet in 2006, 2008 and 2009 ... lettered in track and volleyball ... had a top time of 2:26 in the 800m.
PERSONAL: Patrice Christina Frierson was born Feb. 14, 1991 ... parents are William and Patricia Frierson ... pursuing a degree in accounting ... Chose USC over Coastal Carolina and Furman.