Drew Austell
Drew Austell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Briarcrest Christian HS

Last College:
UT-Chattanooga

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/20/1992


2013-14 (JUNIOR)
Transferred to Memphis from Chattanooga.
OUTDOOR: Competed in the 800m and 1500m in seven meets ... Recorded two top-10 finishes in the 800m at the A-State Open (6th; 1:57.51) and Memphis Invitational (4th; 1:57.82) ... Ran a personal-best 1:56.32 in the 800m at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Notched two top-five finishes in the 1500m at the Ole Miss Open (3rd; 4:03.49) and Joey Haines Invitational (5th; 4:03.99) ... In the 1500m preliminaries at the American Athletic Conference Championships, ran a personal-best of 3:56.79.
INDOOR: Competed in three meets ... In the mile run preliminaries at the American Athletic Conference Championships, ran a personal-best of 4:22.21 ... Took 13th (4:35.05) in the mile at the Missouri Invitational ... Ran a personal-best 9:05.80 in the 3000m at the American Athletic Conference Championships.
CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in six meets ... Posted a season-best 8K time of 24:53.00 (30th) at the American Athletic Conference Championships ... Placed 11th (26:29.00) at the Rhodes Invitational (8K) ... Clocked an 8K time of 26:45.00 at the Pre-NCAA Championships ... Recorded an 8K time of 26:53.20 at the Commodore Classic ... At the NCAA South Regional, posted a 10K time of 33:03.50 ... Placed 35th (22:59.50) at the season-opening Brooks Twilight Classic.

CHATTANOOGA (2011-13)
Competed on the Mocs cross country and track and field squads ... In his two seasons in Chattanooga, established personal bests in the 800m (1:56.00), 5000m (15:59.74) and 8000m (25:57).

PRIOR TO CHATTANOOGA
Competed in cross country and track and field at Briarcrest Christian School ... As a member of the Saints track and field squad, posted top-10 finishes in both the 800m (6th) and 1600m (7th) at the 2010 Tennessee state championships ... At the 2010 regional championships, won the 800m title and finished runner-up in the 1600m ... 2009 state championships qualifier in both the decathalon and 4x200m relay ... Selected Briarcrest's Most Valuable Cross Country Runner his junior and senior seasons ... Served as track and field team captain his senior year ... Named school's track and field MVP his senior season ... Named to the 2010 Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" All-Metro track and field team ... Posted personal bests in the 1600m (4:33.39), 800m (1:58.78) and 5K cross country run (17:27).

PERSONAL
Son of Steve and Carole Austell ... Birthday is February 20 ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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