Runner Bio: Tara ChronisterHeight: -
Hometown: De Soto, Mo.
High School: Herculaneum High School
Was the Stars’ second-highest finisher (22nd) at the American Midwest Conference Championships (5K), clocking in at 22:25.60; Helped Stephens to a fifth-place team finish.
Placed 24th overall at the AMC Cross Country Championships with a 5K time of 23:06.99; Finished third among Stephens' runners.
A four-time all-conference selection...Spent her freshman and sophomore years at De Soto Senior High School, earning a varsity letter in cross country both seasons...Ran for coach Rich Charboneau at De Soto...Qualified for the 2008 MSHSAA Class 3 Girls Championship and finished 84th overall (22:03)...Transferred to Herculaneum High School in 2009; lettered in cross country for the Blackcats as a junior and senior...Raced to a 26th-place finish at the 2009 MSHSAA Class 2 Girls Championships...Had a successful track & field season in her first year at Herculaneum, entering the HHS top 10 all-time in the 800-meter run (4th), 1600-meter run (7th) and 3200-meter run (6th)...Made state for the third year in a row, finishing 49th overall at the MSHSAA Class 2 Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:52.40.
Tara Renee Chronister is the daughter of Donald and Donna Chronister...Born in St. Louis, Mo....Majoring in Biology at Stephens College...In addition to cross country, Chronister is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Stephens Equine Therapy Association and the Prince of Wales Club.