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Tara Gietema-Berry
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Morristown Hamblen West HS
Experience: High School
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2010-11
Cross Country:
Placed 19th at the SoCon Championships ... 56th at the NCAA South Region meet ... placed fifth in the PowerAde Invitational and sixth in the Front Runner.
Indoor Track:
Competed in the 3000 meter and 5000 meter races at the league championships ... placed third in the Mile at the Valentine Invitational ... placed fourth in the 3000 meter run at the Blue Raider Invitational.
Outdoor Track:
Placed fourth in the 10,000 meter run at the SoCon Championships.

2009-10
Cross Country:
Redshirted the season.
Indoor Track:
Redshirted the season.
Outdoor Track:
Earned All-Conference status with a third place finish in the 10,000 meter run at the SoCon Championships...posted PRs in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m races during the season...ran a 4:46.51 in the 1500m at the Emory University Invitational, besting her previous top time of 4:49.09...edged her 5000m time at the Yellow Jacket Invitational by just less than one second with a time of 18:00.87 and ran the 3000m in a time of 10:20.07 at the Sea Ray Relays, more than four seconds better than her previous time...finished in the Top 8 or better in every race of the season.
Named to the UTC Dean's List, Athletics Director's Honor Roll and the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.

2008-09
Cross Country:
Led the Lady Mocs to a third consecutive SoCon title with a fifth place finish at the league championships earning all-conference first team honors.
Indoor Track:
Earned all-conference honors in the 5000 meter run at the SoCon championships with a third place finish ... ran the mile at the MTSU Invitational placing sixth and competed in the 3000 meter run at the University of Kentucky Rod McCravey Memorial.
Outdoor Track:
Earned all-conference honors with a third place finish in the 10,000 meter run at the SoCon championships ... ran the mile leg of the DMR at the Georgia Relays, finishing second ... named to the Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll both semesters ... selected to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.

2007-08
Cross Country:
Finished 16th at SoCon Championships and 13th at UTC Opener... Placed 65th at NCAA South Regional... Set personal records in the 5k, 18:40, and the 6k, 23:20.
Indoor Track:
Ran the 3,000 and 5,000 meter... Best finish was sixth in the 3,000 meter at the SoCon Championships... Set personal records in the 3,000 meter, 10:16.92, and the 5,000 meter, 18:28.56.
Outdoor Track:
Named All-Conference after finishing second in the 10,000 meter at the SoCon Championships... Finished fifth in the 3,000 meter at the Florida State Invitational... Set personal bests in the 1,500 meter, 4:53.33, 3,000 meter, 10:24.65, and the 10,000 meter, 38:02.88.

Morristown Hamblen West
Earned all-state honors from 2004 through 2006 ... member of the state champions in 2005 and 2006 ... earned cross country all-conference and all-region all four years ... team won region and conference championships all four years ... member of fifth place finishing 4x800-meters team at track and field state championships in 2005, also finished 10th in 1,600-meters.

Personal
Born May 13 in Knoxville, Tenn ... married to Chris Berry ... daughter of Tom and Debbie Gietema ... family includes twin brother Thomas.

 

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