Ever wonder how former star prep athletes end up performing in the college ranks?
Lierin Flanagan, the Alaska state record holder of the girls 400-meter dash (55.95 seconds in 2010), has since gone on to grab Big Sky All-Conference Track and Field honors, as well as a spot on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team in 2012 as a junior at Montana State University, Bozeman. She was also a medalist at the Big Sky Conference Track and Field Championships last year.
Currently studying Community Health and Sports Nutrition, Flanagan also holds the fourth-fastest time in the 800 meters at MSU with a time of 2 minutes, 11.51 seconds.
Flanagan was also a part of two MSU record-setting relay teams — the women’s 1,600-meter relay team with a time of 3:41.53, along with the distance medley record of 11:36.16, set this year.
Flanagan was the 2011 MSU Female Track and Field Freshman of the Year, and one year later, took the Most Improved Athlete of the year honors.