Colton Wooldridge
Colton Wooldridge
Height: 5-11
Weight: 140
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Farmington, Mo.
High School: Farmington HS
Position: Distance

2013: Ran in all seven races for the Lions as a junior, Wooldridge was the fourth Lion finisher at the NCAA Championships finishing 137th overall over the 10k course in a time of 32:39.9...Finished 34th overall at the Central Regional Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., running the 10k course in a time of 32:54.08...Finished 23rd overall at the MIAA Championships in Pittsburg, Kan., running the 8k course in 25:45.25...Placed 10th at the Jackling Jocks Invite running the 8k course in a time of 25:47.25...Was Southern's third finisher at the Chile Pepper Festival finishing 86th overall traversing the 8k course in a time of 26:21.30...Finished 18th at the Southern Stampede running the 8k course in a time of 25:35.99 to be the Lions third fastest finisher...Ran 21:57.40 at the season-opening 6.6k course double-dual with Arkansas and Missouri.

2012: In his second season of action for the Lions, Wooldridge again ran in all six races for the Lions...Was named Cross Country Academic All-America...Was Southern's fifth finisher at the MIAA Championships helping the Lions finish third as a team finishing 39th overall with a time of 26:47.57 on the 8k course...Was also the Lions fifth finisher at the Central Regional where he finished 40th overall helping the Lions finish second as a team completing the 10k course in 31:25.0...Was the Lions sixth finisher at the NCAA Championships finishing 177th overall...Finished 10th at the Missouri S&T Jackling Jocks Invite finishing the 8k course in 25:33.73 helping the Lions take home the team title...Finished 32nd overall at the Southern Stampede running the 8k course in 26:20.08.

2011: In his first season of action for the Lions, Wooldridge ran in all six races for the Lions....Placed 13th at the Arkansas Invitiational covering the 6.6k course in a time of 21:46.01...Placed 7th at the MSSU/PSU Dual covering the 8k course in 25:12.4...Ran at the MIAA Championships where he placed 28th on the 8k course in a time of 25:25.32...Took 62nd at the South Central Regional Championships covering the 10k course in a time of 33:38.20. 

Prior To Southern: Wooldridge attended Farmington High School and ran for coaches Jordan Stone and Derrick Eaves. A four-year letterwinner on both the track and cross country squads, Wooldridge was a conference champion in both 2009 and 2010 and finished tenth in the state meet this past year. An All-State selection in cross country, Wooldridge was also an All-State selection as part of the school's 4x800m relay team in both 2009 and 2010, while helping the team to a fifth place finish in 09 and a fourth place finish in 10. He helped the cross country team to back-to-back conference championships in 2009 and 2010, while claiming the district title in 2010.

Personal: An education major at Southern, Wooldridge is the son of Steve and Mindy Wooldridge.