Bailey Balmer
Bailey  Balmer

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Yardley, Penn.

High School:
Pennsbury

AS A FRESHMAN (2016-17): Ran in six cross country races as a freshman, including the Sun Belt Conference Championships and the NCAA South Central Regional ... Finished 58th at the league meet with a 5k time of 20:54.1 ... Had a season-best 5k clocking of 19:32.9 ... Ran two events at the 2017 SBC Outdoor Championships, the 5000m and 10,000m ... Came in 11th in the 10,000m with a time of 38:53.59 ... Placed 10th in the 5000m at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a season-best time of 18:27.50.

BEFORE UT ARLINGTON: 
Ran at Pennsbury High School, which won back-to Pennsylvania state championships ... Competed at the Nike Cross Nationals on multiple occasions ... Posted a personal-best 3200-meter time of 11:18.

PERSONAL: Is the daughter of former Mavericks’ distance standout Jimmy Balmer, who ran at UTA from 1988-93 and won the 1990 Southland Conference cross country title ... Is part of the first father-child duo ever coached by John Sauerhage.

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