Cierra Simmons
Cierra  Simmons

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Soda Springs, Idaho

High School:
Soda Springs HS

Event:
Distance


HONORS: First-Team All-Mountain West Indoor: Mile (2017); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2016 XC, 2017 T&F); Academic All-Mountain West (2016 XC, 2017 T&F).

INDOOR RECORDS: Ranks first all-time in USU history in the 3,000m (9:38.11) and seventh in the mile (4:52.88).

OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks first all-time in USU history in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:12.52).

2017 (SO)
Cross Country (2016): Finished 51st with a time of 21:35.30 at the NCAA Mountain Regionals… Placed 36th with a time of 21:43.30 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Sagebrush Invitational, where she placed 17th with a time of 18:25.17… Was a top-five Aggie finisher in every meet she competed in… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Earned first-team all-Mountain West accolades after placing third in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:52.88, which ranks seventh all-time in school history, at the Indoor Championships… Placed first in the prelims of the mile (4:54.80) at the Indoor Championships… Set school-record time of 9:38.11 in the 3,000m at the Washington Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed 13th in the quarterfinals of the 3,000m steeplechase (10:24.78) at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships… Finished eighth in the steeplechase (10:57.59) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Set school-record time of 10:12.52 in the steeplechase at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays, where she placed 12th in the event… Ran personal-best time of 4:31.38 in the 1,500m at the Stanford-hosted Cardinal Classic… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.

2014 (FR)
Cross Country (2013):
Placed 82nd at the Mountain West Championships... Finished ninth at the Aggie Inviational.
Indoor: Placed ninth in the mile (5:18.48) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships... Also finished sixth in the distance medley relay (12:31.18) at the Mountain West Championships.
Outdoor: Finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:30.93) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships... Placed 10th in the 1,500m (4:38.97) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational. 

HIGH SCHOOL: A 12-time letterwinner in cross cuntry, track & field, volleyball and basketball... District champion in 2011 and 2012... Named to all-state team in 2011 and 2012... Led team to state championship in 2011 and 2012.

PERSONAL: Full name is Cierra Ann Simmons... One of seven children of Larry and Kristen Simmons... Majoring in nutrition science.

PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:

Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:52.88 na
1,500m na 4:31.38
3,000m 9:38.11 2na
2,000sc na 7:11.07
3,000sc na 10:12.52
NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
2017 3,000sc 13th 10:24.78
NCAA XC Mountain Regionals
2016 51st 21:35.30
NCAA Indoor Championships
2017 Mile 3rd 4:52.88
2017 3,000m 20th 10:07.14
MW XC Championships
2016 36th 21:43.30
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