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Peri Winborne
Peri Winborne
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Farragut HS
Major: Exercise Science

Peri has been a team leader throughout her career with the Tech cross country and track & field programs...after missing the 2012 track & field season, she returned to action a year ago with continuing success, pointing toward an outstanding season in 2014...a distance runner who can compete in several events...strong student.

AT TECH (In 2013-14): Peri was among the team's best runners throughout the cross country season, racing in all six meets and finishing second on the squad at both Vanderbilt and Evansville...posted a 20:20.60 at Vanderbilt and ran a time of 20:08.68 at Evansville...her season-best time of 19:45.43 was at Jacksonville State.

(In 2012-13):
Ran is six of the team's seven cross country meets as a junior, missing the Vanderbilt event...season-best time of 20:08.4 came at the OVC Champipnships...ran her career-best 6K time of 24:51.3 at the NCAA Regionals...ran the 5,000m during the indoor track season with a season-best 20:49.74 at Virginia Tech...during the outdoor schedule, Peri ran the 3,000m at Austin Peay, and competed regularly in the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m...posted career-best times in the steeplechase (12:00.61 at Western Kentucky) and 5,000m (18:45.61 at Vanderbilt).

(In 2011-12):
Peri was once again a leader on the cross country team, competing in six meets and leading the team in three of those meets...posted a season-best 5K time of 19:53 at Evansville...was Tech's third finisher at the OVC Championships with a 20:19...did not compete during the 2012 track & field season.

(In 2010-11): Peri displayed consistency throughout her freshman season on the Tech squad...started out of the gate as the team leader on the course in cross country...placed first on the team at Sewanee and Western Kentucky...rolled out a trio of second-place finishes in the TTU Invitational and at Furman and Evansville...led the team again at the OVC Championship meet with a time of 20:01.62...achieved a career-best time of 19:30.40 at Evansville...competed in the 3,000m, 3,000m steeplechase and 5000m in track and field...posted the third-best time in school history in the 3,000m steeplechase with a 12:11.34, earning points at the OVC Outdoor Championship...ran a season-best time of 10:53 in the 3,000 at Vanderbilt and recorded a season-best 19:24 in the 5,000m at Jacksonville State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Peri lettered four seasons in cross country and track at Farragut High School for coach Chelsea Jacobs...proved to be a stand-out runner for a strong program...named to the all-conference team in her senior season and to the second team all-conference in her junior year...named second-team all-region during her senior year, when she placed 11th in the region...co-captain of the cross country squad in her junior and senior seasons...a four-time state qualifier in cross country and a three-time region qualifier in track...helped the team to second place finishes in the region in 2007 and 08, and to a third place finish in 2009...the squad also came in fifth at the state championships in 2007 and fourth in 2008...set a personal cross country record time of 19:50 at the Footlocker South Regionals...also competed in junior-varsity basketball in her freshman and sophomore years for coach Wes Edmonds...as a student, named to the National Honor Society and won scholar-athlete awards.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Steve and Joanie Winborne...full name is Peri Louise Winborne...birthdate is February 13, 1992...majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in history.