More than an All-American



Aubrey Moore, Missouri S&T student. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Aubrey Moore stepped up to the starting line in the finals of the 400-meter run at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships knowing she was an All-American. She was attempting to become the second S&T student-athlete with an individual national championship and the first female to win one.

Unfortunately for Moore, it didn’t happen. In contention for the national title, she was running the race of her life when she fell in the final few meters. She finished eighth.

“It was tough,” says Moore, now a senior majoring in chemistry. “Things didn’t end like I wanted them to, but overall I was really pleased with myself for what I accomplished because it was my best year ever.”

To go with her All-American award as a sophomore, Moore set the school record in the 400-meter run with a time of 54.99 in the preliminary round at the NCAA Championships. That time broke the record she set at the Great Lakes Valley Conference outdoor meet a month earlier.

In 2010, as a junior, Moore was the GLVC champion in the 400-meters for the second year in succession, posting a winning time of 57.77 seconds at the GLVC Outdoor Championships. She placed second in the 200-meters at the GLVC outdoor meet with a seasonal-best time of 24.98 in the finals. Moore also led off S&T’s 4×400-meter relay team that finished as the league runner-up. She had a top time of 57.48 seconds in the 400-meters.

This year, Moore won the 400-meter dash at the conference outdoor meet for the third straight year with a time of 56.05. She was the runner-up in the 200-meters for the second straight year finishing with a time of 24.53 and was edged out at the finish line by 0.02 of a second. She was also on the 4×400-meter relay team that finished third at the outdoor meet. At the GLVC Indoor meet she was the conference champion in the 400-meters finishing with a time of 56.37 and she qualified for nationals in that event. She finished as the runner-up in the 200-meters with a time of 25.07 and was 0.03 of a second behind the winner.

She has had a hand in setting four indoor and two outdoor school records at S&T.

By Luke Rinne
An earlier version of this story was originally published in Missouri S&T Magazine.
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