Tara Cripe
Tara  Cripe


Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Duncan U. Fletcher HS




Track & Field Sees First C-USA Champion and Breaks Five School Records at Indoor Championship

Freshman Frida Thorsås is FAU's first indoor track and field C-USA champion after winning the pentathlon


Track & Field Heads to 2015 C-USA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Events will be held on Feb. 25-26 in Birmingham, Ala.


Track & Field Concludes Indoor Regular Season at Samford Invitational

Sophomore Deja Jones claimed second out of 65 in the 200m dash


Men's and Women's Cross Country Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

During the 2014 season, the men put up a cumulative GPA of 3.24 while the women had a 3.20


Track & Field Set 14 New Records on FAU's All-Time Top 10 List at Akron Invitational

Eleven runners also set personal bests during the meet


Girls on the Run Event

FAU Women's Cross Country participated in the annual Girls on the Run 5k on Nov. 23, 2014.

Personal Records

800M - 2:27.48 (outdoor)

1500M - 4:51.16 (outdoor)

Mile - 5:26.40 (indoor)

3K - 10:25.71 (indoor)

5K - 18:11.23 (outdoor)

10K - 42:10.97 (outdoor)

Athletic Accomplishments

2014-15 (Senior):Earned 13th place at the Disney Cross Country Classic with a time of 18:51.47 in the 5k...put up her best time of the season at C-USA Championships where she placed 33rd in the 5k with a time of 18:15.4, which also puts her eighth in this event on FAU's All-Time Top 10 List...had a time of 22:10.2 in the 6k at the NCAA South Regional Championships, which is ninth all-time in FAU history.

In 2014, set the eighth best time for the 3,000m (indoor) and sixth and ninth best times in the 5,000m (indoor and outdoor) in school history...holds the eighth best time in school history for the distance medley relay (indoor)...set the eighth best time in school history for the 5K at the 2013 Sun Belt Indoor Track Championships (18:43.76)...earned her 16th place at the event...holds 10th best time in school history for the 10K (42:10.97)...second best finish in the 5K for the women's team at the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championship (19:36.80).

Academic Accomplishments

Received academic honors for student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the spring 2011, fall 2012, spring 2013, and spring 2014 semesters...made the Conference USA 2013-2014 Comissioner's Honor Roll...team earned FAU's Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for the fall 2011 semester...made the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List in for academic achievements in the 2011-12 school year.

High School Accomplishments

Attended Duncan U. Fletcher High School.


Psychology major...daughter of Tracy and Theresa Cripe ...will graduate Fall 2014 with a bachelor's in psychology, but is returning to FAU to pursue a second bachelor's degree and compete in the 2015 indoor/outdoor track and field season...her goal is to pursue a master's degree in speech language pathology...hobbies include going to the beach, reading a good mystery novel, riding bikes and running.