Josie Carson - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Josie Carson

R-So. | 5-5 | Hot Springs, Ark. | Lake Hamilton HS

Sophomore (2020-21)
Outdoor: Competed in four meets … Set pair of career best marks in 1,500m, opening with 4:40.26 in Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial, and improving to 4:48.10 to place 10th at John McDonnell Invitational … In Arkansas Twilight, finished 11th (4:40.57) … Set a PR of 2:11.41 in 800m, placing 12th at LSU Invitational after a 2:14.57 in the John McDonnell Invitational.

Indoor: Raced in mile at three meets, setting consecutive career best times … Produced a season best of 4:57.46 at Tyson Invitational … Started with a then PR of 5:00.72 at Razorback Invitational, and clocked 4:59.71 at Arkansas Qualifier.

Cross Country: Placed 32nd in SEC Preview, posting a time of 18:45.8 for 5k … Finished 30th in Gans Creek Classic, running 22:05.1 in her first race at 6k … Ran 22:09.6 on the 6k course at UAB Blazer Classic, placing 74th.

Freshman (2019)
Did not compete.

Redshirt (2018)
Did not compete.

High School
Four-year letter winner for coach Karl Koonce at Lake Hamilton High School … Two-time Arkansas Gatorade Cross Country Girls Runner of the Year … Helped her track team capture the state championship on three occasions … Conference champions in cross country and track & field one time … Four-time all-state and all-conference between track & field/cross country… Holds PR’s of 58.2 (400-meters), 2:17 (800-meters), 5:10 (1,600-meters), and 18:40 (5K-XC) … Four-year cross country team MVP, three-year track & field team MVP … Played one year of varsity soccer earning all-conference honors.

Born on November 1, 1999 … Daughter of Eric and Deonne Carson … Has one sibling; Danielle Carson … Majoring in Chemistry with an emphasis on Biochemistry.

Josie Carson | Career Stats

Career best marks


1000m | 2:57. 80

Mile | 4:57.46


800m | 2:11. 41

1500m | 4:38.10