Christian Heymsfield

R-Sr | 5-7 | Elkins, Ark. | Elkins HS


  • CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American
  • Two-time NCAA Cross Country Elite 90 Award winner
  • SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2015)
  • All-SEC First Team (2015)

Redshirt Senior (2017)
Did not compete.

Redshirt Senior (2016)
Did not compete.

Redshirt Junior (2015)
CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American … NCAA Elite 90 Award winner … SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Opened the season as the runner-up at the Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 19) … Placed second amongst Arkansas runners with a time of 25:59.90 … Raced in the Chile Pepper Festival finishing fifth overall (Oct.3) … Posted a time of 23:38.87 crossing the line third for Arkansas … Competed in the Pre-Nationals race (Oct. 17) finishing 28th overall … Picked up a third place finish for the Razorbacks posting a time of 23:43.80 … Finished as the top runner at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) for Arkansas … Raced to a second place finish and a personal record of 23:25.20 on the 8K course in College Station, Texas … Heymsfield finished his year at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) with a 170th place finish … His time of 31:36.70 was good for a sixth place finish amongst the Razorbacks.

Redshirt Sophomore (2014)
NCAA Elite 89 Award Recipient … Competed in three meets … Placed inside Arkansas’ top five in one race … Made his Arkansas cross country debut at the Hurricane Cross Country Festival (Aug. 30) and placed fifth with a four-mile time of 20:17.00 … Did not compete in the next four meets … Raced again on Nov. 14 at the NCAA South Central Regional and placed 41st with a personal-best 10-kilometer time of 31:02.40 … Wrapped up the year with a 227th finish at the NCAA Championship, where he finished the 10K course in 33:14.50 … Named the NCAA Elite 89 Award winner for having the highest grade point average of any runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championship.

Redshirt Freshman (2013)
Did not compete during the year.

Freshman (2012)
Redshirted her first year on campus

High School
A seven-time Arkansas 3A state champion at Elkins High School … A three-time Arkansas 3A state cross country and 1,600m state champion … Won the Arkansas 3A state title in the 3,200m … Helped Elkins win four straight cross country state titles.

Born on Oct. 20, 1993 … Son of Ernest and Carol Heymsfield … Has one older sister, Grace, who ran for the Arkansas women’s cross country team … Majoring in engineering.



TFRRS Profile

Cross Country PR Times

4-Mile: 20:17.00 (Hurricane XC Festival 8/30/14)
8K: 23:25.20 (SEC Championships 10/30/15)
10K: 31:02.40 (NCAA South Central Regional 11/14/14)