Jorgen Ekdahl
Jorgen Ekdahl

Hometown:
Goteborg, Sweden

High School:
Dergarden

Last College:
Univ. of Gothenbourg

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/20/1986


2009 Cross Country: Competed in all five cross country meets for the Tigers...Ran a season-best 27:27.20 at the C-USA Championship Meet...Finished 10th at the Bison Stampede.

2009 Outdoor: Ran in five meets during the outdoor season...Set a personal-best 3000m time of 9:20.31 at the Memphis Tiger Invitational...Also set a personal-best time in the 5000m with a time of 16:05.21 at the Rhodes Open...Set a personal-best time of 9:49.47 at the Mississippi Open in the 3000m steeplechase.

2009 Indoor: Competed in three meets during the indoor schedule with a fifth place finish in the 3000m at the EIU Mega Meet....Set a personal-best time of 9:02.79 with the fifth place finish.

2008 Cross Country: Competed in each of the Tiger's six meets during the 2008 season...Ran his best 8k time of the season at the Watson Ford Invitational registering a time of 28:13.96...At the 2008 C-USA Cross Country Championships, he recorded a time of 28:40.00 which placed him 43rd at the championships.

2008 Outdoor: Ran three different races throughout the course of the 2008 outdoor season...In the first meet of the season at the Rhodes Open Meet, he ran a personal best 1500m time of 4:17.96 placing 17th...For much of the year, his biggest impact came in the 3000m steeplechase...Notched three top 10 performances including a ninth place, season-best 10:09.19 time at the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships...At the C-USA Outdoor Championships, he also placed 17th in the 5000m run recording a time of 16:56.74.

2008 Indoor: Ekdahl competed in the mile run, 3000m run, and the 5000m run during the 2008 indoor season for the Tigers...Recorded his personal best time and finish in the 3000m run at the SIU SASF Invitational Meet with a time of 9:11.78 placing 12th...At the McDonalds Invitational meet at SIU Carbondale, he ran a personal best mile time of 4:32.27 with a top-10 finish in ninth place...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, he ran the mile finishing in 12th place with a time of 4:36.99...Also ran in the 5000m race placing in 15th with a time of 16:27.67.

2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in all six cross country meets for the Tigers and was Memphis' top finisher in five of six meets...Ran a season best time at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, finishing in 26:16.4...At the C-USA Championships, crossed the line first for Memphis in a time of 28:13.5.

ACADEMICS: Has been on the Tiger 3.0 list for three semesters and has been placed on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for one year.

PREP: Attended Dergarden...Specialized in distance.

PERSONAL: Born in Goteborg, Sweden, on May 20, 1986 to Marita and Stefan Ekdahl...Has an older sister, Frida and a younger brother, Erik...Enjoys playing soccer...Started in athletics as a swimmer for eight years...Began to compete in triathlons and realized that running was the sport he should compete in...Has been running competitively since age 14...Majoring in economics.

Ekdahl's Best Cross Country Performance
Event Best Meet/Date
Cross Country 26:16.40 Memphis Twilight 10/7/07
Ekdahl's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
1500m Run 4:17.96 Rhodes Open 3/22/08
3000m Run 9:20.31 Memphis Tiger Inv. 4/18/09
3000m Steep. 9:49.47 Miss. Open 5/2/09
5000m Run 16:05.21 Rhodes Open 3/21/09
Ekdahl's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
3000m Run 9:02.79 EIU Mega Meet 1/24/09
5000m Run 16:27.67 C-USA Champ. 3/1/08
Mile 4:32.27 SIU McDonald's 2/7/08

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