London Culbreath

Fr | 5-5 | McKinney, Texas | McKinney North HS

High School

Three-time winner of Gatorade Texas Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year, claiming the honor as a freshman, sophomore and junior … 2020 graduate of McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas … Coached by Jessica Richards … Totaled nine gold medals during career in State 5A Championship events … Three-time State 5A champion in cross country as well as 1,600m and 3,200m, winning titles as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Established school records in 800, Mile, 1600, 2 Mile, 3200, cross country 5k and Sprint Medley relay … Senior season placed 13th in 2019 State 5A cross country meet … As a junior won 2018 State 5A title in cross country, then swept South titles in Nike and Foot Locker region races … Placed 49th at Nike Nationals, finished 38th at Foot Locker National … In 2019 State 5A Championships, captured third consecutive titles in 1,600 (4:59.04) and 3,200 (10:40.47) … As a sophomore, won 2017 State cross country in 16:56.0 on 5,000m course … Won Nike South Regional and finished 31st in Nike Cross Nationals … Defended pair of titles in 2018 State 5A meet in 1,600 (4:50.25) and 3,2000 (10:40.06) … Repeated victories in Texas Relays 3,200 (10:30.24) and in 5,000 (16:44.83) at Texas Distance Festival while placing second in Mile (4:43.41) at adidas Boston Boost Games and sixth in 2 Mile (10:03.29) at Brook PR Invitational … Competing in 2018 USATF Junior Championships, finished second in 3,000 (9:36.77) … Earned Track & Field News All-America, ranking fourth in 1500/Mile … In relays, anchored sprint medley to victory at Texas Relays in a high school leading 3:55.21, earning All-America honor from Track & Field News as relay ranked first in nation … Also ran anchor leg on district winning 4×400 relay … Freshman season included State title in cross country along with victory at Nike South Regional … Placed 12th in Nike Cross Nationals … During track season won initial set of State titles in 1,600 (4:55.06) and 3,200 (10:13.68) … Also claimed victories in 1,600 (4:51.27) at TTFCA Meet of Champions, Texas Relays 3,200 (10:37.22) and in 5,000m (17:13.89) at Texas Distance Festival, while placing third in 2 Mile (10:04.73) at Brooks PR Invitational … Her time in 2 Mile set a national freshman record … Earned Track & Field News All-America, ranking fourth in 2 Miles … Anchored sprint medley to Texas Relays title (3:57.20) …

McKinney North won 2017 State 5A track and field team title, placed second in 2018 and third in 2019 … Lettered four years in cross country, track and field … Team claimed State 5A champion her freshman year, placed second  and third the following two years … Teammates who are competing in college include Julia Madubuike and Jania Martin as well as club teammate Aaliyah Miller … Competed with McKinney Track Attack, coached by Jimmy Walker and Larry Thomas … Prior to freshman year, set national record of 10:02.40 in 3,000m in U13/14 age group at AAU Junior Olympics, also won 1,500 (4:35) and finished third in 800 (2:15) …

Graduated in the top 10% of her class, earning Academic Excellence … Academic All-State and All-District four years … Community service included mission trips with FBC McKinney … Also earned green cord three times signifying 100 hours of community service … Member of student council, serving as junior and senior vice-president, National Honor Society, HOSA and FCA … Also played soccer with FC Dallas in ECNL for eight seasons (2010-17).

HS Best times: 2:12.93 (800), 4:35.93 (1500), 4:50.26 (1600), 4:43.41 (Mile), 9:36.77 (3000), 10:13.68 (3200), 10:03.29 (2 Mile), 16:44.83 (5000). Indoor: 4:53.27 (Mile), 9:52.90 (3000), 10:36.07 (2 Mile).

Cross Country: 16:36.85 (5k).

Personal

London Faith Culbreath was born March 1, 2002 in Allen, Texas … Hometown is McKinney, Texas … Daughter of Mike and Paula Culbreath … Has a younger sibling, Ryder … Father played football at Harding University … Majoring in Exercise Science … Ambition is to be a professional runner, qualify for Olympics, or become a Pediatric P.A., or a collegiate coach … Favorite athletes are Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner depicted in the movie Unbroken, and Colleen Quigly, 2015 NCAA steeplechase champion and finalist at 2016 Olympics and 2015 World Championships … People she most admires are her parents, along with her relationship with God … Lives on a 10 acre farm with horses, cows, chickens, dogs and cats … Loves doing outdoor activities like hiking, spike-ball, and sand volleyball … Chose Arkansas since it has such a strong group of girls/teammates, awesome coach and beautiful campus.