Gamecock Open competition set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Team rises six spots in the poll
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Women post wins in 9 of 12 events
SOUTH CAROLINA CROSS COUNTRY: Made two appearances in the 2012 season, both 5K events, recording a top time of 19:40.20 at the Queens 5K...in 2011, was a top seven runner for the Gamecocks ... ran top times of 19:29 in the 5K and 24:23 in the 6K ... ran her season best 6K time at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... in 2010, competed in three meets ... in 2009, competed twice as a freshman with a top 5K time of 19:59.
2012: Indoors, competed in the 800m once at the Virginia Tech Invitational, placing 14th with a time of 2:24.96...competed in the mile three times, placing first at the Gamecock Indoor Open...recorded a top mile time of 5:25.79 at the Virgina Tech Invitational. Outdoors, competed in the 1500m...won the Gamecock Open...recorded a top time of 4:58.45 at the Weems Baskin Invitational.
2011: Indoors, ran unattached in the 800m at 2:28.49 to win the Gamecock Invitational ... outdoors, competed in the 800m ... had a top time of 2:20.95 at the Weems Baskin Invitational.
2010: Indoors, competed in the 800m ... had a top time of 2:19.64 at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... outdoors, competed in 1500m ... had a top time of 5:03.34 at the Weems Baskin Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Cate Murway and John Gentile at Villa Joseph Marie High School ... six-time state qualifier ... Junior Olympic silver medalist in the 3,000m and holds multiple school records ... 2009 Pennsylvania state runner-up in the 4x400m and 4x800m relays ... bronze medalist at the 2007 Pennsylvania state meet in the 4x400m relay ... lettered in track, cross country and field hockey ... top times of 5:19 in the 1,600m and 2:20 in the 800m.
PERSONAL: Megan Allison Rother was born Nov. 27, 1990 ... parents are Karl and Diane Rother ... pursuing a degree in biology ... Chose USC over St. Joseph's, Elon and Delaware.