Gina Messamer

Gina  Messamer


Oskaloosa, Iowa

High School:
Oskaloosa H.S.




Competed at the Arkansas Invitational on Jan. 12 ... Finished 16th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:27.44.

Consistent competitor in the 800 meters ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Wes Kittley 6 Way and Wes Kittley Open with times of 2:29.73 and 2:29.11, respectively ... Finished 13th in the 800 meters at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (2:22.68) and Bobby Lane UTA Invitational (2:22.99) ... Posted a 15th-place finish at the TCU Invitational with a time of 2:22.99 in the 800 meters.

Had a successful freshman campaign, seeing action in a variety of events ... competed in the 400 meter and 600 yard races as well as the heptathlon during the indoor season and the 800 meter race and 400-meter hurdles outdoors ... earned a top-10 finish in the 400 at the Wes Kittley 6-Way Meet ... took home the bronze medal in the 600 yard race at the Wes Kittley Invitational ... placed 14th in the heptathlon at the conference indoor meet ... finished 10th in the 800 at the Dr Pepper Invitational ... best 400-meter hurdle performance came at the Oklahoma Invitational when she finished seventh after stopping the clock in a season-best 64.88 seconds ... posted an 18th place finish in the 400 hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.

High School
Lettered in track & field and in volleyball at Oskaloosa (Iowa) High School, graduating in 2004 ... coached by Betsy Luck ... Earned all-state honors in track as a senior after winning the 400 meter hurdles... also earned academic all-state recognition as a senior ... Named her squad's most valuable underclassman for three consecutive seasons then was the team MVP in 2004 ... Turned in best times of 64.4 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles and 2:19 in the 800 meter run.

Parents are Nick and Karen Messamer ... pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in political science.

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