South Carolina, 15th in the last regional regular-season poll, look to repeat last year's top-10 finish
Mill runs fourth fastest 6K in Gamecock history, Gamecocks finished 12th overall
Previous trip to Gainesville marks the best 6Ks for four of 10 Gamecocks competing
Junior Meredith Mill posts fourth top-10 of the year
South Carolina in the secondary White race on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.
Shots from the 2013 SEC Cross Country Championships at Mark Bostick Golf Course on the University of Florida campus.
Palmetto Fellows Scholar
2013 Cross Country (Sophomore):
2013 Cross Country (Sophomore):Ranked in the Gamecocks' top five in seven of the eight races she started ... Won the Gamecock Invitational #1 in 19:04.26 ... Posted her top 6K time of the year a week later in the Mountain Dew Invitational, placing 23rd in 22:20.50 ... Took 11th in the Royal XC Challenge in 17:59.8, becoming the eighth Gamecock in history to break 18 minutes in the 5K ... That time ranks 13th in program annals ... Also finished third on the team in 6Ks at the Roy Griak Invitational, Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Race and NCAA Southeast Regional ... Also scored points in the Southeastern Conference Championship, finishing 90th and fifth on the team.
2013 Track & Field (Freshman): A member of the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the middle distances indoors for the Gamecocks ... Won her first indoor track race, the 800m at the USC Indoor #1 ... Finished 12th in the preliminaries of the SEC Indoor Championships in the 800m with her best time of the year (2:10.61) ... Her top mile performance came at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, finishing fifth with a 4:56.27 time ... Also ran on the distance medley relay team, taking the third leg on the group's fastest time of the year (11:46.07) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran the anchor leg at both the Auburn Invite and Armory Collegiate ... Concentrated on the 800m outdoors as well, posting a top time of 2:11.07 in a second-place showing at the Spec Town Relays ... Finished 13th in the 800m prelims at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Finished 10th in her only 400m run of the year at the Hurricane Invite (59.50) ... Ranked 17th in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays (4:47.10).
2012 Cross Country (Freshman): Competed in six events as a true freshman, posting a 19:04.4 at the season-opening Gamecock Invitational 5K ... Her top 6K time came in the Charlotte Invitational, crossing the finish line in 23:31.36 ... Also ran in the Commodore Classic, the NCAA Pre-National Invite, the SEC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regional.
High School: Earned six cross country letters and five track letters at Spartanburg High School ... Helped her cross country team win state in 2008 and part of three second-place finishing teams (2006, 2007, 2010) ... Twice named to the all-state team (2010 & 2011) and a four-time member of both the all-county and all-region teams (2008-11) ... Three-year captain of the cross country team ... Tallied her best 5K time of 18:44 in the 2010 Wendy's Invitational in Charlotte ... In track, she earned three all-state awards and garnered all-county and all-region four times ... At her graduation, she held the Spartanburg County 1600m record and both the 800m and 1600m school record ... Won the state 800m championship as a senior ... Finished second as a junior in both the 800m and 1600m ... A two-time team MVP ... A member of the National Honor Society, Latin Society and Mu Theta Alpha Math Honor Society ... An AP scholar who finished in the top five percent of her class.
Personal: Anna Todd is the youngest daughter of Jack and Joan Todd ... Has two older sisters, Emily and Susan ... Majoring in pharmacy.