Krissy Gear - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Krissy Gear

Sr. | 5-4 | Distance | Fort Myers, Fla. | Fort Myers HS/Furman

Career Highlights

  • Four-time All-America | Cross Country (1), Indoor (2), Outdoor (1)
  • 2021 SEC Outdoor Champion | Steeplechase (meet, school record)
  • 2021 SEC Indoor Silver | Mile
  • 2021 SEC Indoor Silver | Distance medley relay
  • 2020 SEC Indoor Champion | Distance medley relay
  • 2020 SEC Indoor Silver | Mile
  • School record | Indoor Mile
  • Qualified for Olympics Trials in 1,500m & Steeplechase

Senior (2020-21)
Outdoor: In winning the SEC steeplechase title with a meet record of 9:38.62, also broke school record mark of 9:41.28 set by Jessica Kamilos in 2016 … Previous SEC meet record of 9:48.16 also set by Kamilos in 2016 … Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 16th in prelim with a 9:47.59 … First steeplechase race of the season produced a then PR of 9:45.10 to win Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial … Moved to No. 2 on UA all-time list in 1,500m with a 4:09.00, winning the Invitational race at Fresno State’s West Coast Relays during a blackout … Earned first-team All-America placing fifth at NCAA Championships in 4:11.01 … Competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 27th in the prelims (4:19.81) … Opened outdoor campaign with a then PR of 4:21.21 to place seventh in Invitational 1,500m at Hayward Premiere in Eugene … No. 9 on UA all-time 800m list with a 2:04.79, which placed second in John McDonnell Invitational … Won Arkansas Twilight 800m in 2:06.90.

Indoor: Bettered school record in the mile with a 4:31.83 to win Tyson Invitational … Previous UA record of 4:32.48 was set in 2015 by Dominique Scott … Earned first-team All-America as silver medalist at NCAA Championships with a time of 4:32.37 … Also, silver medalist at NCAA Indoor with distance medley relay, anchoring in 4:27.06 … SEC mile champion with a 4:34.72 clocking … Won Arkansas Invitational in 4:38.22 … Also ran anchor leg of distance medley to win Tyson Invitational in 10:53.77, No. 2 on UA all-time list, supplying a 4:34.25 split … Moved to No. 9 on indoor 3,000m list with a 9:08.55, runner-up in Razorback Invitational … Placed 13th in SEC 3,000m.

Cross Country: Earned All-America honor in placing 21st (20:39.3) at NCAA Championships, leading the Razorbacks to a 10th place team finish … Second team All-SEC by placing 11th in SEC Championships as the fifth finisher among Razorbacks, clocking 20:28.8 on the 6,000m course in Baton Rouge … Arkansas scored 41 points to win the SEC off a 4-7-9-10-11 finish … Set a personal best for 6,000m in her first cross country race as a Razorback with a 20:07.1 that placed her third in Missouri’s Gans Creek Classic … Arkasnsas won meet with 20 points as Razorbacks finished second through ninth … Fifth Razorback at UAB Blazer Classic, finishing 12th overall with a 20:34.0 6k time, as Arkansas’ tally of 42 points won team title by 62 points.

Junior (2020)
Indoors: Earned gold and silver medals at SEC Indoor Championships in her first season with the Razorbacks … Ran anchor leg of distance medley relay in SEC meet, providing a split of 4:48.48 (1,600m) as Arkansas won in 11:19.51 … In the SEC mile, placed second in 4:42.15 to teammate Carina Viljoen as Razorbacks totaled 23 points in the final … Set pair of career best times racing in the Husky Classic in Washington, finishing seventh in mile (4:36.59) and 13th in 3,000m (9:14.39) … Qualified for NCAA Indoor in the mile and as member of distance medley relay … Ran third leg (800m – 2:05.68) on runner-up distance medley relay during Razorback Invitational, producing a time of 10:57.08 which ranks No. 3 on the Arkansas all-time list … Also placed fourth in mile (4:37.20) in the Razorback Invitational … First race for Razorbacks came in winning 800m (2:09.42) at Arkansas Invitational.

At Furman
Sophomore (2019)
Finished 15th in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:15.07, earning a All-American second team citation … placed seventh in the Steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminaries, posting a time of 10:01.15 to punch her ticket through to the championships…made her second-straight NCAA Championships appearance in the Steeplechase … named to the All-SoCon second team after finishing ninth with a time of 18:15.3 at the SoCon Cross Country Championships…also earned All-SoCon citations in the 800m for both indoors and outdoors and in the 3,000m Steeplechase outdoors … a member of the Paladin DMR team that set a new program record at the SoCon Indoor Championships, winning the title with a time of 11:39.35 and earning All-SoCon accolades … competed on the Furman 4x800m relay team that set a program record with a time of 8:50.80 at the Tennessee Relays … posted a personal-best 5K time of 17:28.8 at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational … finished 37th with a personal-best 6K time of 21:01.1 at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships … won the mile with a time of 4:47.15 at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational … finished second in the 800m at 2:11.04 at the JDL Indoor DMR Invitational … placed fifth in the mile and second in the 800m at the SoCon Indoor Championships … turned in a second-place finish in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays … recorded a time of 9:57.84 in the Steeplechase at the Cardinal Outdoor Classic, taking second place…won the 800m with a time of 2:09.80 and placed third in the Steeplechase at the SoCon Outdoor Championships … notched a personal-best time of 4:24.71 in the 1,500m at the Swarthmore outdoor final qualifier meet.

Freshman (2018)
Competed as a member of Team USA’s U20 World Team at the 2018 IAAF World Championships in Tampere, Finland, where she finished 10th in the finals of the 3,000m Steeplechase with a time of 10:00.99 … won the USA Junior Championship in the event … earned All-America honorable mention accolades in the 3,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after posting a school-record time of 9:52.71 at the NCAA East Preliminaries to reach the championships, where she placed 24th nationally…ran on the Paladin 4x400m relay team that established a new Furman indoor record of 3:54.56 at the Samford Invitational … set Paladin records indoors in the 800m (2:07.14 at the Samford Invite) and mile (4:44.26 at UCS Invitational) in the 3,000m Steeplechase outdoors (9:52.71 at the NCAA East Preliminaries) … named to the SoCon All-Freshman team and the All-SoCon second team after placing 14th with a time of 17:39.1 at the league cross country championships … competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships … chosen the SoCon Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the year and claimed a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team after winning league titles in the 800m (2:10.28) and mile (4:52.34) at the league indoor championships … honored as a member of the SoCon All-Freshman team during outdoor season after finishing fourth in the 3,000m Steeplechase (10:49.06) … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for track and field and to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School
A six-time Florida state champion on the track … proved to be a top high school prospect by finishing third with a time of 4:49.36 in the mile at the 2017 New Balance National Track and Field Championships … placed fourth at the 2016 FHSAA XC State Championships … holds state titles in the 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m … recorded personal bests of 2:10.29 for the 800m, 4:49.36 for the mile, and 10:40.50 for the 3,200m.

Krissy Gear | Career Stats

Career best marks


  • 800m | 2:07.14
  • Mile | 4:31.84
  • 3,000m | 9:08.55


  • 800m | 2:04.79
  • 1,500m | 4:09.00
  • 5,000m | 16:05.71
  • Steeple | 9:38.62