Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.
2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2017 Cross Country (Sophomore)
Represented the Gamecocks four times in her second season... Placed 31st at the Carolina Challenge, running a time of 20:07.6, a season best 5K... Finished sixth at the Koala Classic, scoring for the Gamecocks as they won the team title... Posted her best 6K of the year at the Crimson Classic, when she came home in 24:38.2.
Indoors: Ran the 5000m twice ... Finished fifth at the Clemson Invitational (18:52.69) and 17th at the Tiger Paw Invitational (19:13.87). Outdoors: Ran both the 3000m and the 5000m ... Her top 3K finish came at the Weems Baskin Invitational, where her time of 10:56.46 was good for ninth ... Placed 10th in the 5K at the Spec Towns Invitational, at 18:47.91.
2016 Cross Country (Freshman)
Ran five times in her first year as a Gamecock ... Finished fifth on the team and 16th overall with her 19:22.77 clocking in her collegiate debut at the Carolina Challenge 5K ... Came in 16th among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (19:46.8) ... Her best 5K time came in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (19:06.6) ... Tallied her best 6K time in the Crimson Classic at 23:25.7, ranking 141st overall ... Finished 132nd in the SEC Championships (24:52.7)
The Mason High product competed mostly at 1600m during her high school career ... Ranked ninth in the OATCCC Indoor State Championship at 1600m, finishing with her best indoor time of 5:19.81 at that distance ... Three times, she finished fifth in the OHSAA Outdoor Division I District meet ... Her top outdoor 1600m time came at the 2013 Rod Russel Mason Invitational, completing the race in 5:08.65 ... In her four years with the Comets, she helped the team win two state champs (2012-13), one runner-up finish (2014) and one third-place showing (2015) ... Competed in four Ohio State Cross Country Championships, finishing a high of 14th in 2013 ... Ran her career-best 18:30.52 in that year's district race, finishing third ... Served as the cross country team captain as a senior.
The daughter of Theodore and Lori Ford ... Has two brothers, Brent and Kyle LaPak ... Majoring in chemical engineering.