Tru Powell
Tru Powell
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
High School: Bearden

Senior (2017):
Competed in five races and scored twice ... Captured all-region honors for the second straight season after ranking second on the team and 17th overall out of 240 runners at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships, posting a career-best 6K time of 22:20 ... Eagles' No. 2 finisher at the NCAA D-III Championships (23:02) ... Part of the Emory contingent at the UAA Championships ... Registered a 12th-place effort in the 181-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational with a 5K mark of 19:19. 

Junior (2016):
Scored for the Eagles in all seven of her races ... Ranked as Emory's No. 2 runner on three occasions ... Was clocked at 22:23 at the Inter-Regional Border Battle in New Jersey, with that mark establishing a personal best while placing third among the team's pack and 74th overall out of 386 runners ... Landed Second Team All-UAA recognition after crossing the finish line in the No. 14 spot at the league championships with a mark of 22:29 ... Emory's No. 2 finisher at the NCAA D-III Championships, registering a 6k effort of 22:24.2, which represented her second-best time ... Earned all-region status after her 16th-place finish out of 213 hopefuls at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships.

Sophomore (2015):
Competed in five meets ... Finished first on the team and eighth overall out of 179 runners at the Berry Invitational with a personal-best 6K time of 22:59 ... Raced at the UAA Championships where her mark of 23:12 was seventh on the squad ... Ranked seventh  among the Emory contingent and was 25th in the 207-runner field at the Furman Classic with an effort of 23:54 ... Clocked a personal-best 5K time of 19:24 at the JSU Foothills Invitational, placing 16th out of 60 contestants ... Also competed in the Emory-Berry Watermelon Run.

Freshman (2014):
Ran in the team's opening four competitions ... Best 6K time was a 24:59 at the Furman Classic that placed 46th in a 152-runner field ... Season-best 5K outing was a 19:33 at the JSU Foothills Invitational, good for the No. 15 position out of 50 entries ... Also took to the course in the season-opening 6K Berry College Clara Bowl Invitational (25:49) and the 5K Gulf Coast Stampede (20:31). 

High School
Competed on the cross country and track and field teams at Bearden High School ... Was coached by Patti Thewes and Ashley Powell ... Best 3200 meter effort was a 12:11 ... During her senior season, she clocked a 2:30 in the 800 meters and a 5:36 in the outdoor 1600 ... Was selected as the 2014 BHS Student Athlete of the Year ... Was the track team's Distance MVP as a senior ... Recipient of the Johnny Mauer Scholar Athlete Award ... Was a member of the soccer team.

Daughter of Ben and Jeni Powell ... Double major at Emory in neuroscience and behavioral biology and computer science.

Tru Powell's Top 6K Times

Year Event Time
2017 NCAA Regionals 22:20
2016 Inter-Regional Border Battle 22:23
2016 NCAA D-III Championships 22:24.2
2016 Greater Louisville Classic 22:27
2016 UAA Championships 22:29