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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Savannah Camacho (Oklahoma State 2016; Templeton HS, CA 2012)
Honors And Awards:
2014 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track and Field)
2015 Outdoors: Became the second Cowgirl to ever earn first-team All-America honors in the 800-meter run with her eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships... Won her second Big 12 title and first outdoor title when she ran a 2:10.18 in the 800-meter final... Ran on the historic Cowgirl 4X800-meter and distance medley relay team that helped the Cowgirls sweep the distance events at the Drake Relays... Ran in just two open events during the regular season as she qualified for the 800-meter quarterfinal at the West Regional with a 2:03.70 in her second appearance.
2015 Indoors: Earned a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Championships in the 800-meter run where she ran a 2:08.29... Laced up three times for the Cowgirls in the regular season.
2014 Cross Country: Ran just once for the Cowgirls... Competed at the Bluegrass Invitational where she finished 37th in 18:15.30.
2014 Outdoors: Made only two appearances, but provided outstanding efforts in both...At the John McDonnell Invitational, she registered the Cowgirls' third-best all-time mark in the 400 meters with a time of 54.66, earning second place and a new individual best...She then took over the No. 2 spot of all-time OSU performances in the 800 meters with a blistering 2:02.84 at the Mt. SAC Relays, also good for a new personal best.
2014 Indoors: Compiled a first team All-American campaign in her first indoor season with the Cowgirls, highlighted by a Big 12 Championship and a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships...Her second-place effort at nationals came in the 800 meters, which she completed in 2:05.53...Captured the conference crown in the 1,000 meters, delivering a personal best of 2:49.97, OSU's sixth-quickest time in the event...Also claimed All-Big 12 honors in the distance medley relay, combining with teammates Kaela Edwards, Mihaela Bobos and Monika Juodeskaite to take fourth (11:37.19)...Grabbed another spot in the record books by winning the 800 meters at the Razorback Invite, recording a time of 2:05.41, good for a new lifetime best and the second-best mark in OSU history...Also took first in the one mile run at the KSU Wildcat Invite (4:58.60) and the 1,000 meters at the KSU Winter Invite (2:54.77).
2013 Cross Country: Made her only appearance at the Cowboy Jamboree...Completed the 5,000 meters in 18:57.49, slotting her into 30th place.
2013 Outdoors: Took fourth in the junior division of the 800 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships ... Her time of 2:08.01 was a collegiate best.
2013 Indoors: Did not compete.
2012 Cross Country: Best finish came in the 5,000 meters at the Cowboy Jamboree, where she finished 24th, in 18:46.74 ... At the Big 12 Championships, she ran the 6,000 meters in 22:20.7, finishing 45th.
High School: Was a Los Padres league cross country champion all four years of high school ... Three-time Division 4 champion in the 800m ... Three-time runner-up in the 800 meters at the California state championship meet ... Ranked nationally as the No. 3 returning senior in the 800 meters ... Part of four 4x400 meter relay league championship teams ... Four-time Los Padres League champion in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters ... Placed fifth at the 2011 California state cross country championships ... Named the Bearcat Rotary Relays Most Outstanding Athlete ... Named the San Luis Obispo County track meet Most Outstanding Performer ... Won the Arcadia Invitational in the 800 meters her junior and senior years ... Two-time winner of the West Coast Relays ... Named the Templeton High School Boosters Fall and Spring Athlete of the Year ... Named the Templeton Freshman and Sophomore track and field Athlete of the Year ... Twice named the Templeton Cross Country Runner of the year ... Earned Templeton Track MVP award three times ... Named Templeton Track Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Savannah Camacho was born March 29, 1994, in San Mateo, Calif. ... Daughter of Bonita and Jerry Camacho ... Her mother, Bonita, ran cross country for Humboldt State ... Savannah also competed in club soccer her freshman year ... Volunteered at the United Way as a youth board member.