Austin Carter
Austin Carter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Saint Xavier High School

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
08/15/1992

Honors:
C-USA Academic Medalist (2012); 20Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2012); C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012)


2013-14 (JUNIOR)
OUTDOOR: Competed in five meets ... Took bronze (3:55.68) and earned All-American Athletic Conference honors in the 1500m at the league's conference meet ... Ran a season-best 3:52.36 and placed 11th in the 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Ran a season-best 1:57.56 and placed 13th in the 800m at the War Eagle Invitational.
INDOOR: Competed in the mile run and 3000m in four meets ... Finished second (4:16.29) in the 800m at the Cupid Classic ... In the 800m preliminaries at the American Athletic Conference Championships, ran a personal-best 4:14.08 to advance to the final ... Placed 11th (4:18.72) in the 800m final ... Ran a personal-best 8:55.59 and placed 13th in the 3000m at the Illini Classic.
CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in six meets ... At the American Athletic Conference Championship, ran a season-best 8K time of 24:37.30 and finished 22nd ... Helped the Tigers to a third-place finish, the program's highest championship meet performance since it won the 1976 Metro Conference crown ... Placed 15th in a time of 26:48.00 at the Rhodes College Invitational (8K) ... Recorded an 8K time of 26:31.10 (85th) at the Commodore Classic ... At the Pre-NCAA Championships, recorded an 8K time of 27:06.30 (79th) ... Clocked a 10k time of 33:02.00 at the NCAA South Regional ... Ran a 23:31.10 at the season-opening Brooks Twilight Classic.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE)
OUTDOOR: Ran a personal-best 3:52.09 and placed fourth in the 1500m at the Auburn Tiger Classic ... Pulled double-duty at the Ole Miss Invitational, taking first in the 1500m (3:52.29) and fourth in the 800m (personal-best 1:52.62) ... Recorded a personal-best 8:43.24 and placed 15th in the 3000m at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational ... Notched a third-place finish with a personal-best 15:37.90 in the 5000m at the Louisiana Classics.
INDOOR: Recorded three top-10 finishes, competing primarily in the mile and 3000m ... Notched a personal-best 4:14.86 and finished ninth in the mile at the Samford Multi and Invite ... Placed seventh with a time of 4:19.46 in the mile at the Conference USA Championships ... Ran a season-best 8:57.50 in the 3000m at the McCravy Invitational.
CROSS COUNTRY (2012): Selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Competed in every meet ... Ran a season-best 25:48.80 at the Pre-NCAA Championships ... Best finish was fifth (26:27.00) at the Rhodes College Invitational ... Helped the Tigers capture the Rhodes College Invitational team title for a second-straight year ... Placed 27th (25:48.80) at the C-USA Championships ... Helped the Tigers to a program-best, fourth-place finish at the league championships.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN)
OUTDOOR: Recorded two season bests in the 800m (1:54.02) and 1500m (4:01.04) at the C-USA Championships ... Best 1500m finish was eighth place (4:04.91) at the Memphis Invitational.
INDOOR: Member of the distance medley relay team placed second at the C-USA Championships ... Earned All-C-USA second team honors as a member of distance medley relay ... Placed ninth with a personal-best 4:21.29 in the mile at the Vulcan Invitational.
CROSS COUNTRY (2011): Highest finish was 11th place (26:36) at the Rhodes College Invitational ... Placed 30th (25:51.90) mark at the C-USA Championships ... Ran a time of 33:56.50 at the NCAA South Regional.

PRIOR TO MEMPHIS
Four-time All-Kentucky in cross country (2007-11) and three-time All-Kentucky in track and field (2009-11) ... Garnered academic all-state honors twice in cross country and three times in track and field ... 2011 Kentucky 3A Region 3 1600m champion ... 2009 Kentucky 3A 4x800 relay state champion, setting a school and state record with a time of 7:56.93 ... 2009 Kentucky 3A Region 3 individual champion and 3A state team champion in cross country.

PERSONAL
Son of Dave and Annie Carter ... Birthday is August 15 ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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