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Colleen Openshaw

Colleen Openshaw
Colleen  Openshaw

RS Sophomore

St. Johns, Fla.

High School:


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Gamecocks Claim Season Opener, Defend Carolina Challenge Crown

Five Gamecocks rank in the top 10, including two freshmen


Gamecocks Take 13th in Packed Crimson Classic Field

South Carolina ranks fifth out of nine SEC teams in the field two weeks ahead of conference meet


South Carolina Claims Decisive Win in Gamecock Invitational

Gamecocks claim 10 of the top 12 spots in the two-mile outing


Gamecocks Post Near Perfect Day in 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational

South Carolina wins with 18 points in the Division I standings


Gamecocks Open 2016 with Win in Carolina Challenge

South Carolina tops the Division I teams competing in this year's event


Carolina Challenge 9/2/17

Shots, provided by Bob Stoner, from the 2017 Carolina Challenge, held at the Sandhill REC course in Columbia, S.C.


2016 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.

Honors College
Cooper Scholar
Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2016-17)

2017 Cross Country (R-Sophomore)
Took part in six meets for the Gamecocks... Came in 14th at the Carolina Challenge, helping the Gamecocks win the team title with a time of 19:08.6... Set her 5K personal best of 18:37.0 at the Joe Piane Invitational, when she came in 70th... Set her 6K PR in the next meet, with a time of 22:30.4 at the Crimson Classic... Was part of the postseason lineup, finishing 86th at the SEC Championships and 139th at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2017 Track
Ran the 5000m at the Clemson Invitational, finishing third (18:31.03) and the Tiger Paw Invitational, where she placed 12th (18:23.44).
Outdoors: Ran both the 3000m and the 5000m ... Finished fourth in both 3K outings, with a top time of 10:21.36 at the Weems Baskin Invitational ... Ran her season-best 5K at the Spec Towns Invitational, a time of 17:54.08 ... Placed second at the Gamecock Invitational.

2016 Cross Country (R-Freshman)
Came on strong at the end of the season ... Finished 41st overall in the season-opening Carolina Challenge (20:39.15) ... Improved her time immensely over two weeks, finishing 17th in the Division I portion of the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational with her clocking of 19:49.7 ... Ranked third overall and helped South Carolina win the Gamecock Invitational two-mile event with her 12:19.95 ... Ranked seventh on the team and 129th overall in her first career 6K, the Crimson Classic (23:12.6) ... Finished 120th in the SEC Championships (23:41.6).

2015 Cross Country/2016 Track

Did not compete.


Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... Co-captain of the team in 2015 ... Finished fifth at the Mt. Dew Invitational Elite 5K ... Crossed fourth in the FHSAA 2014 Outdoor State 3200m ... Earned the team's Mid-Distance Runner of the Year in 2013 and 2014, Most Valuable Runner in 2013, Varsity Team Award in 2014 and Coaches Award in 2015 ... Earned a GPA in the top three percent in Saint Johns County ...Hispanic Honor Society vice president ... Science National Honor Society secretary ... National Honor Society member.


The daughter of Susanne and Mark ... Has three siblings, Tommy, Tara and Claire ... Majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Cross Country Personal Records
12:19.95 (10/4/16 Gamecock Invitational)
18:37.0 (9/29/17 Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational)
22:30.4 (10/13/17 Crimson Classic)

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