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Colby Alexander
Player Profile:
Colby Alexander 718883
Position: Distance
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Strongsville, Ohio
High School: Strongsville
Experience: High School
2013-14: Outdoors – Qualified for the Pac-12 and NCAA West Regional in the 1,500 meters…took first in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon Relays (14:23.02)…finished in seventh for the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Twilight in 3:42.80…set a pair of personal bests after the collegiate season…ran 3:41.45 in the 1,500 meters at the Portland Track Festival…joined the sub-4:00 mile club at the Harry Jerome Track Classic in Burnaby, B.C., by crossing the line in 3:59.69. Indoors – Did not compete. Cross Country – Did not compete. Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 3:41.45 (PR), Portland Track Festival, Portland, Ore. (6/15/14); Mile – 3:59.69 (PR), Harry Jerome Track Classic, Burnaby, B.C. (7/10/14).
2012-13: Outdoors - Pac-12 and NCAA West qualifier. Was sixth in his heat of the 1,500 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (3:44.99). Ran a personal-best 3:44.23 in the 1,500 Pac-12 semifinals to advance to the final, where he was ninth (3:44.67). Also made the NCAA West quarterfinals in the 1,500. Indoors - Did not compete. Cross Country- As a redshirt sophomore, placed seventh overall at the Park Pier Invitational with a time of 18:11.66 (6,000 meters). Ran in the Dellinger Invitational and recorded a time of 25:12 (8,000 meters). Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 3:44.23, Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles., Calif. (5/11/13).

2011-12: Outdoors - A Pac-12 scorer at 1,500 meters. Coming off an injury, got a late start to the season. Helped Oregon win the Pepsi Team Invitational with a fifth place finish in the 1,500 (3:48.61). Also ran at the Oregon Relays and then the Oregon Twilight, where he set a seasonal-best in the 1,500 of 3:46.44. At the Pac-12 meet, helped Oregon win its sixth straight title with a seventh place finish in the 1,500 (3:49.25). Wrapped season at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. Indoors - Did not compete. Cross Country - Made his varsity debut at the Beaver Classic, finishing 23rd in 25:49 (8,000 meters). Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 3:46.44, Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/5/12).

2010-11: Outdoors - Redshirt season. Indoors - Redshirt season. Ran unattached in the mile at the Husky Classic. Cross Country - Redshirt season. Competed unattached at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.

Prep: After being slowed by an injury as a junior, stormed back upon the national prep scene by winning a pair of 2010 Ohio Division 1 state 1,600 meter titles as a senior for Strongsville High School. Won the indoor state title in an Ohio indoor record 4:09.53. Came back in the spring to win the outdoor title in a personal best 4:09.44 Winning time was a state record. That victory came on the heels of a sweep in the 800 and 1,600 meters at the Northeast Ohio Conference Championship. Went on to compete at the 2010 USA Junior Track & Field Championships, where he placed fourth in the 1,500 meters in a personal-best 3:50.89. Took third in the mile at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals (4:11.46). Best time in the mile, 4:09.35, came at the 2010 adidas Grand Prix in New York City. Also competed in the mile at the 2010 New Balance Nationals (4:09.61). Was a 2009 Foot Locker nationals qualifier after finishing seventh at the regional meet in 15:49. Also ran at the 2009 Nike Outdoor meet. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 1:53.00, 2010; 1,500 Meters - 3:50.89, 2010; 1,600 Meters - 4:09.44, 2010; Mile - 4:09.35, 2010.
Personal: Major is general social science.

Personal Bests

1,500 Meters - 3:41.45,
Portland Track Festival,
Portland, Ore., 6/15/14
Mile – 3:59.69,
Harry Jerome Track Classic,
Burnaby, B.C., 7/10/14

Pac-12 Championships
2014 – 1,500 Meters, p-5th, 3:57.17
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 9th, 3:44.67
2012 - 1,500 Meters, 7th, 3:49.25
2012 - 5,000 Meters, DNF
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