Aubrey Morris out for a run.

Armstrong Alumna is Star Runner

(January 13, 2012) Aubrey Morris, an Armstrong graduate student who recently completed her M.S. in Sports Medicine, took top honors at the 5K race at the 2011 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run in Savannah on December 3, 2011.

With a time of 19:16, this speedy Pirate earned the Best Overall women's time in the 5K division, despite a recent calf injury. “I wasn't expecting this win at all,” she said. “I have had a lot of trouble with my calf, but I guess it improved a lot through physical therapy. The race was a lot of fun.”

This 24-year-old athlete has been an active runner since she was in the sixth grade, growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has won a number of 5K races over the years, including the 2009 Enmark 5K Savannah River Bridge Run.

Aubrey was a track star at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, winning four regular-season individual titles and two second-place finishes to earn the South Atlantic Conference Runner of the Year Award in 2008. She also won the Southeast Region Championship in the 2006-07 season, and participated in the NCAA Division II national championship meet all four years in college.

Aubrey recently completed her master's thesis, conducting a study designed to improve performance on anti-gravity treadmills typically used in physical therapy. She currently works as a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness on Whitemarsh Island.