Dominique Scott

5000m, 10000m

Quick Facts

Date of Birth: June 24, 1992

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Residence: Fayetteville, Arkansas 
College: University of Arkansas

Personal Bests

1500m 4:08.65 (2015)
Mile(i) 4:28.47 (2017) NR
3000m 8:46.65 (2016)
3000m(i) 8:54.06 (2017) NR
5000m 15:24.60 (2017)
10000m 31:51.47 (2016) 

Career Highlights

  • 2016 NCAA Champion, 5000m
  • 2016 NCAA Champion, 10000m
  • 2015 NCAA Indoor Champion, 3000m
  • 2014 and 2015 NCAA Indoor Champion, Distance Medley Relay
  • 2016 Olympian, 10000m
  • 2nd, 2016 South African Championships, 1500m

Background

A native Capetonian, Dominique Scott was a standout athlete at Herschel Preparatory and later transferred to Rhenish Girls High School in Stellenbosch, a boarding school with a national reputation in sport. At Rhenish, Dominique won numerous national junior titles in track and cross country, which brought her attention from university coaches in America. Ultimately, Dominique chose to run for and attend the University of Arkansas where she met her husband Cameron Erfurd.

At Arkansas, Dominique proved herself as one of the top distance runners in the NCAA. In her second year at university, Dominique helped Arkansas to the NCAA Indoor Distance Medley title. A year later, she won her first individual championship, over 3000m indoors. As a senior in 2016, Dominique capped off her collegiate career by completing the classic 5000m/10000m at the NCAA Championships, helping Arkansas to the overall team title.

Following her storybook end to her collegiate racing, Dominique signed an endorsement deal with adidas, before competing in her first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At Rio, Dominique finished 21st in the 10000m final, setting a new personal best.

Her daily running companion is her rescue dog Bailey who follows every race on TV.

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