Year: Senior
City/State: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
High School: Cape Girardeau High School
Experience: 2 Letters



One of Nebraska’s top runners, senior Kim Pancoast returns for her second season as a Husker captain. A three-year letterwinner, Pancoast has consistently been one of Nebraska’s top harriers each season.


2005 (Junior)

Pancoast created a strong 1-2 duo with Kayte Tranel in 2005 in each of the first four meets, including a runner-up finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic. Pancoast’s 5K time of 18:03 at the South Dakota State Invitational placed her in the top 10 for the third time in the first four meets of the season. The performance came two weeks after the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational in which she was Nebraska’s top finisher with a sixth-place showing in 22:01 on the 6K course.


Pancoast competed in four individual events during the indoor track season and led the team in three of them (1,000-meter, mile, 3,000-meter). Her indoor season was highlighted by winning the 1,000-meter run in a personal-best 2:50.63 at the Colorado State/Kent State Triangular. Pancoast was runner-up in the mile (4:50.74) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and was third in the 3,000-meter run (9:50.56) at the Holiday Inn Invitational. In the Big 12 Indoor Championship she finished seventh in the mile (4:53.57).


Pancoast redshirted during the outdoor season.


2004 (Sophomore)

Pancoast progressed through the 2004 season from being a solid fourth-place team finisher to sharing the squad’s second runner position with Lindsey Finkner. Pancoast posted her highest conference finish by placing 29th at the Big 12 Championships, while her personal-best 6K time of 21:55.82 came in the season-ending NCAA Midwest Regional.


The cross country training paid dividends on the track for Pancoast, as she qualified for her second consecutive NCAA Midwest Regional during the outdoor season. She also earned All-Big 12 honors once again after finishing sixth in the mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Pancoast recorded career-best times in four of her five events in 2005.


2003 (Redshirt Freshman)

Pancoast made a major impact for the Huskers in 2003.  Competing in her first race of the year, Pancoast posted a solid finish at the Roy Griak Invitational to help set the tone for a strong season.  She filled the fifth runner slot and was pivotal in the Huskers’ NCAA Midwest Region championship.  Missouri held a slight edge after four runners scored for each team, but Pancoast beat the Tigers' fifth runner by 14 spots to secure the title for the Huskers.


Pancoast's track season was an even greater surprise than the cross country season.  Placing seventh at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, she ran a personal-best 9:44.95 in the 3,000-meter run to score valuable team points, as the Huskers won the Big 12 Indoor Championships.  At the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, Pancoast ran an NCAA Regional-qualifying time of 4:28.36 in the 1,500-meter preliminaries, to qualify for the finals, where she finished sixth with a time of 4:30.78.  At the NCAA Midwest Regional in College Station, Texas, Pancoast finished 10th.


2002 (Redshirt/Medical Hardship)

Pancoast ran in the first two meets of the season, finishing third for the Huskers at the Avaya Cross Country Classic and fourth at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational.  Unable to run after just two meets due to a stress fracture, Pancoast was granted a medical hardship by the Big 12 Conference.


Without enough time to prepare, Pancoast opted to redshirt during the indoor track season.  During the outdoor season, Pancoast competed sparingly but set a personal best of 4:47.55 in the 1,500-meter run at the Kansas Relays.


High School

Pancoast attended Cape Girardeau Central High School and qualified for the Missouri Class 4A state cross country championships in both 1999 and 2000.


During the 2002 track season, Pancoast’s team was fifth in the Missouri Class 4A 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:39.40.  She owned high school personal-best times of 5:10.86 in the 1,600-meter run and 11:23.0 in the 3,200-meter run.  In addition to her athletic achievements, Pancoast was a member of the National Honor Society.



Kim is the daughter of Charles and Cathy Pancoast. She has one sister Jennifer, 19, who is a sophomore on this year’s team.  Born Feb. 1, 1984, in Little Rock, Ark., Pancoast is a fitness, nutritional science major and carries a 3.5 GPA.

2005 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K) Woody Greeno (6K) Roy Griak (6K) South Dakota State (5K) Chile Pepper Festival (6K) Big 12 Championships (6K) NCAA Regionals (6K) NCAA Championships (6K)
2nd, 19:34 6th, 22:01* 41st, 22:09 9th, 18:03# 59th, 22:19 58th, 23:16 39th, 22:30 DNQ

* Denotes season best

# Denotes career best

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