Personal Bests Indoor 800m 1:57.27 3000m 9:26.55 Outdoor 200m 22.84 400m 48.78 800m 1:52.99 1500 4:09.84
2005: CROSS COUNTRY-Competed in all four meets for the Tigers, leading the team twice...Paced the team in the season-opening UALR Open with a time of 32:34 for the 8K race...Led the team again at the SEMO Invitational with a time of 17:26 (5K)...Finished second on the team at the C-USA Championships with an 8K time of 28:53.
2004-05: INDOOR-Competed in four meets, running the 800m and the 3000m and scoring in the 800m for the first time at C-USA Championships...Opened the year with a time of 9:26.55 in the 3000m at the ASU Kickoff Klassic...Posted a personal-best time of 1:55.95 in the 800m at the Tyson Invitational...Placed seventh and scored in the 800m at the C-USA meet with a time of 1:56.95...OUTDOOR-Competed in just two meets before being sidelined by injuries...Ran both the 800m and 1500m at the Rhodes Open, logging times of 1:59.73 and 4:09.84 and placing seventh and tenth, respectively...Posted a time of 1:56.85 in the 800m at the Ole Miss Invitational, placing 13th in a tough field.
2003-04: CROSS COUNTRY-Competed in each of three meets for the Tigers, placing in the third team position in all three races...Finished 11th overall in the SEMO Invitational with a time of 17:39 for the 5K race...Logged a season-best 8K time of 28:24 at the C-USA Championships...INDOOR-Competed in just two meets for the Tigers, both at the 800m distance...Recorded a then indoor-best time of 1:57.19 at the Razorback Invitational, placing 25th...Finished second on the team at C-USA Championships with a time of 1:58.11...OUTDOOR-Participated in three meets, again running only the 800m...Registered a season-best time of 1:54.61 in a seventh-place finish at the Bulldog Invitational...Placed fifth in the 800m at the Mississippi Invitational with a time of 1:57.00...Was the team's top finisher in the 800m at the C-USA Championships, placing 16th in a time of 1:59.62.
PREP: Attended Boit Hiuuch H.S...Won the 400m dash at the 2003 Israeli National Championships...Placed third in the 800m at the Israeli National Championships...Personal best times were 22.84 (200m), 48.78 (400m), 1:20.97 (600m), 1:52.99 (800m)...Coached by Igor Lipman.
PERSONAL: Born in Cheruovitz, Ukraine on April 29, 1982...Full name is Abraham Shaposhnik...Son of Isak and Ella Shaposhnik...Father is an economist, mother is a mycologist...Nickname is "Avi"...Plans to return to Israel after graduation from the U of M...Chose Memphis because he was impressed with the school through the recruiting process and for the opportunity to train with other top runners...Was also recruited by Clemson and High Point.