Alison Filer
Alison Filer
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Castle, PA
High School: Laurel HS
Major: Sociology

FMU: 2-year returning letterwinner at FMU....Team MVP for 2017....Competed in all six meets as a sophomore and was the team's top finisher in five....Finished second at the season-opening 2017 Carolina Challenge....Placed 38th at 2017 PBC Meet and 59th at NCAA II Southeast Championships....Ran in 4 of 6 races during gthe 2016 season....Placed 93rd at 2016 PBC Championships....Finished 13th at the 2016 Methodist Invitational Meet....Really looking forward to the 2016 fall with Alison on board....Looked at as the cornerstones of the program for the next four years....A front runner and team captain in high school....Led her team to the state championship meet....Leads by example....Adventurous and looking forward to the opportunities to grow in all aspects of her life that Francis Marion University provide her....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (spring), 2019 (spring).


  • Born Alison Filer in New Castle, Pa.
  • Graduate of Laurel High School, where she ran under the direction of coach Evan Miller
  • As a senior, earned Paul Sanders Elite 8 Team status for Lawrence County runners after placing 52nd at the 2015 PIAA state championship meet with a time of 21:09
  • Helped lead the Spartans to a 12th-place showing in the team standings
  • At the 2014 state meet as a junior, placed 14th in a time of 19:58 and led Laurel to a fourth-place finish
  • Twice during her career, posted times under 19:42
  • On the track, has recorded personal-best times of 5:46 for 1,600-meters and 12:23 for 3,200-meters


  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Free 
  • Favorite Superhero: My dad
  • Favorite Athlete: Larry Fitzgerald 
  • Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Criminal Minds 
  • Favorite Food: Mediterranean 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach 
  • Your Motivation Music: 90's alt, classic rock 
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: My friends and teammates
  • Favorite Off-Field Activities: Travel, hiking, shopping with grandma, spending time with friends, hanging out at coffee shops, listening to live music 
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: Record a PR, achieve academically, be a good teammate 
  • Interesting Notes:  I have no social media, and seem to relate better to those who are older than I
  • Brush With Greatness: Being best friends with Emma Driggers 
Best 5K Time

19:33 at 2017 PBC Championship Meet

Best 6K Time

24:48 at 2017 Bulldog Stampede