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AS A JUNIOR: Consistent top eight performer for the Irish cross country team ... took fourth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational in 25:34 ... improved his career best 8,000 meter time at the National Catholic Championship, running 25:12 for seventh place ... further lowered the mark at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 92nd in 25:09 ... competed in the NCAA Pre-National open race, running 25:16 for 12th ... capped his season with a strong effort at the BIG EAST Championship ... took 34th in the league meet in a time of 24:59.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished second on the team and fifth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational cross country meet ... ran in the varsity races at both the National Catholic and Notre Dame Invitational meets ... finished 18th at the National Catholic Championship in a career-best 25:47 ... ran the 10,000 meters for the Irish at the outdoor BIG EAST meet ... finished fifth in the league in a time of 31:16.68.
AS A FRESHMAN: Top finish was a 26:10 effort at the Bronco Open where he took fifth overall ... also placed sixth at the National Catholic Championship JV race and 30th at the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race ... established a personal best in the mile at the indoor triangular against Western Michigan and Ball State (4:23.55) ... top performance of the outdoor campaign was at the Boilermaker Open where he got his first taste of the 10,000 meters ... ran 32:27.50.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letter winner in cross country and track and field at Franklin Road Academy ... owns the record for most individual state cross country titles in Tennessee history, with three ... also earned three state 3,200-meter titles and two 1,600-meter titles in track and field ... also was the state runner-up in the 800 meters as a junior ... earned 11 all-state accolades across his two sports ... helped his team win state championships in both his junior and senior cross country and track seasons ... personal bests include 1:59.8 in the 800m, 4:28.6 in the 1,600m, 9:40.3 in the 3,200m, and 15:14 over three miles in cross country.
More on Austin: Born August 1, 1983... parents are Bruce and Carol... graduated cum laude with a double major in Finance and Theology from Notre Dame... pursuing MBA at Vanderbilt.
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