Wyoming’s Holly Page will continue to add to her illustrious track and field career this week. The recently graduated distance runner will represent the United States in the 5,000 meters at the World University Games on Thursday evening in Gwangju City, South Korea.
The World University Games is the American term for “Universiade,” an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival, staged every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions. It is second only in important to the Olympic Games.
Page completed her eligibility for Wyoming in June, as she wrapped up what was arguably the best distance career in Cowgirl history. On the track, she was a two-time NCAA qualifier and five-time All-Mountain West honoree. She also won two individual conference titles indoors. Overall, she holds seven marks in Wyoming’s all-time top 10 between the indoor and outdoor seasons, including three school records and a facility record. Her outdoor personal best in the 5,000 meters is 16:33.77, which ranks second in Cowgirl history. In cross country, she was Wyoming’s top finisher in the last 18 races of her career and qualified as an individual for last fall’s NCAA meet. She was a two-time All-NCAA Mountain Region honoree and was All-MW First Team three times.
In the classroom, Page earned numerous academic accolades en route to graduating with a 3.92 grade-point average in elementary education in May.