2000: Emerged as one of the top distance runners in the Big 12 Conference?Continued Baylor's streak of having at least one athlete in four consecutive NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships?Placed 63rd at the national meet with a time of 20:47 in the 6,000 meters?Finished no lower than ninth in each of the five other meets?Earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships, running the 6,000 in a career-best 20:47?Also attained all-region honors with a sixth-place showing at the NCAA South Central Regional, running the 6,000 in 20:51.45?Tied teammate Stephanie Bennett for ninth at the 5,000-meter Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 18:27?Claimed the individual title at the three-mile North Texas Invitational with a 17:23 clocking?Named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Week for that performance?Was ninth at the 6,000-meter Arkansas Chili Pepper Invitational with a time of 21:43.
1999: Teamed with Leah Marbach to finish eighth at the six-mile Rice Relays with a time of 34:10...Finished ninth at the Baylor Invitational with a time of 18:55.79...Turned in an 18:15 performance at the Cowboy Jamboree to place 11th...Time of 18:13.26 was good enough for 20th at the Penn State Open National Invitational...Finished third, behind only teammates Karin Ernstrom and Sarah Broyles, at the Southwest Texas State Invitational with a time of 11:13 in the two mile...Placed 26th at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 18:04...Helped Baylor to a third-place team finish at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 16th-place time of 17:57.
1998: Placed 16h in first collegiate meet with a time of 19:45.10 at the Baylor Invitational...Turned in a time of 18:10 at the Notre Dame Invitational to place 45th...Gained second career top-20 finish at the Texas A&M Invitational, coming in 18th with a time of 18:59...Placed 47th at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 18:51.90...Turned in a time of 18:41 to finish 32nd at the NCAA South Central Regional...Finished 193rd at the NCAA Championships with a time of 19:07.55.
High School: Attended Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas...Named team MVP each year from 1994 through 1998...Also earned track MVP honors in 1998...Named 1997 cross country athlete of the year (TGCA)...All-state honoree in track and field and cross country...Participated in the National Honor Society...1998 academic all-state honoree. Personal: Full name is Kara Christine Newton...Born April 29, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas...Daughter of Jim and Kathie Newton...Studying secondary education at Baylor.
Career Individual Results 1998 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 26 Baylor Invitational 5,000 m 19:45.10 16th Oct. 2 Notre Dame Invitational 5,000 m 18:10.00 45th Oct. 17 Texas A&M Invitational 5,000 m 18:59.00 18th Oct. 31 Big 12 Championships 5,000 m 18:51.90 47th Nov. 14 NCAA So. Central Champ. 5,000 m 18:41.00 32nd Nov. 23 NCAA National Champ. 5,000 m 19:07.55 193rd
1999 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 25 Baylor Invitational 5,000 m 18:55.79 9th Oct. 2 OSU Cowboy Jamboree 5,000 m 18:15.00 11th Oct. 9 PSU Open National 5,000 m 18:13.26 20th Oct. 22 Southwest Texas State 2 miles 11:13.00 3rd Oct. 30 Big 12 Championships 5,000 m 18:04.00 26th Nov. 13 NCAA South Central Reg. 5,000 m 17:57.00 16th
2000 Date Meet Distance Time Place Sept. 30 OSU Cowboy Jamboree 5,000 m 18:27.00 t9th Oct. 6 North Texas 3 miles 17:23.00 1st Oct. 14 UA Chili Pepper Fest. 6,000 m 21:43.00 9th Oct. 28 Big 12 Championships 6,000 m 20:47.00 5th Nov. 11 NCAA South Central Reg. 6,000 m 20:51.45 6th Nov. 20 NCAA Championships 6,000 m 20:47.00/pre> 63rd