Carmen Mims
Carmen  Mims

Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Mercy Academy


Personal Record:
4K -- 14:49.86
5K -- 16:29
6K -- 22:17.10

2008: Season limited to a single competition due to injury... Ran 16:01.76 for 4K distance at Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener, resulting in 48th place finish.

2007: One of the top performers for the Commodores , finishing among the the top three in each race that she ran... Finished 10th at the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener, fourth at the Commodore Classic, 19th at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge, 56th at the Chile Pepper Festival, 44th at the SEC Championship and 63rd at the NCAA South Regional Championship.

2006-07: Missed team's first three cross country events of season due to injury ... Finished second on the team at the NCAA Regional Championships in 22:56 ... In track, Mims missed qualifying for the NCAA national tournament by one place, running the 5,000-meter event in regional competition with a time of 16:29 ... Finished eighth in the 5K at SEC Outdoor Championships and ran a PR of 9:41 for 3K during the indoor track season.

2005: Finished among top eight Commodores in five of six meets ... Top team finish was ninth overall effort at Commodore Classic (19:21 5K) ... Finished 47th overall at SEC Championships, running 21:52.15 for 6K ... Was 67th overall at NCAA Regionals, running 22:55.44 ... Opened season with 15:48 (4K) at Belmont Invitational.

High School/Prep:
Three-time Kentucky State Champion in cross country (2001, 2002, 2004) and track (2002, 2003, 2004)... Nike Indoor All American (two mile, 2003) and Foot Locker finalist (2004) ... Four-time Academic All-State ... PRs include: 2:21 (800m), 4:56 (mile), 9:55 (3000m) and 10:37 (3200m) ... Member of National Honor Society.

Carmen Marie Mims ... Nicknames are "Carm," "Carmy" or "Carms" ... Born on Nov. 19, 1986 ... Daughter of Jim and DeDe ... Father played lacrosse for the Florida Gators, and mother is a huge Gators fan ... Has a younger sister, who also runs cross country ... Majoring in studio art and economics ... Enjoys drawing, hiking, taking pictures, talking on the phone, yoga and riding her bicycle as a form of transportation.

Off the Course with Carmen:

Favorite Athlete: Pat Day

First job I had: Swag's Sport Shoes

Dream job: Making money with her art

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: My mom brings me Funfetti cookie bars.

Dream vacation: Backpacking for eight weeks in Europe

Favorite restaurant: Cafe Coco

Favorite class this semester: Print making II

Best concert I've ever attended: Coldplay in 2005 at the Starwood Amphitheatre and The Killers in 2007 at the Ryman

Favorite "non-school" related reading material: The newspaper and greeting cards

My day can't start until I: stretch my legs.

Not many people know that I: have seen where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Proud Sponsors of Commodore Athletics