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Jacopo SpanÚ
Position: Sprints
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Baveno, Italy
High School: Istituto Cobianchi
Experience: High School

2015: A strong first season as he was part of a pair of third-place relays at the Pac-12 Championships and made the 200-meters final … at the Pac-12 meet at UCLA, he reached the podium twice as the 4x100m relay ran 40.11 seconds to take third, and then the 4x400m squad also finished third with a season-best 3:10.96 … made the Pac-12 final at 200-meters, running 21.41 in the prelims and then finishing ninth in the final in 21.54 seconds ... qualified for the NCAA West Prelims as the third leg on the 4x100m relay, finishing 18th overall in Austin in 40.48 seconds … was third in both the 100-meters and 200-meters at the UW-WSU Dual, running season-bests in both, clocking 10.63 seconds in the 100m and 21.33 in the 200m … part of the winning 4x100m relay group at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, running 40.33 and was fifth in the 200-meters in 21.86 … indoors, ran a best 200-meters of 21.61 seconds at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and had a fastest 60-meters of 6.90 at the Husky Classic … part of the top indoor 4x400m relay, which won the UW Invitational in 3:12.43 ... named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

High School and Personal:
Born in Domodossola, Italy … parents are Simonetta Mocellini and Mauro Spanò … has one older sister, Greta, and one younger sister, Gloria … attended one year of high school at Woods Cross in Utah as a foreign exchange student before finishing high school back home in Italy … in his one season in Utah, he managed to win three 4A state track titles at 100-meters with a time of 10.77 seconds, 200-meters in 21.68, and the long jump at 22-1 ½ … competed at the 2014 World Junior Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Ore., finishing 14th overall in the 200-meter semifinals for Italy, and posting a PR of 20.98 seconds in the semis after running 21.04 in the first round … also ran on the 4x100m relay for Italy at World Juniors … won the 2014 Italian junior national title at 200-meters with a time of 21.37 seconds … the 2014 European Indoor Junior Champion at 200-meters in 21.49 seconds … set the Utah state record in the 200-meters with a season-best of 21.41 … also helped the 4x100m relay win the Utah state title in 2013 and led the team to the overall team title … set a 400m best of 48.75 at a meet in Italy in June of 2013 … long jump PR of 23-0 ½ in 2012 in Italy … has also run a 60-meters indoor best of 6.91 seconds.

Major Meets
2014 Italy Junior Champs - 1st, 200m
2014 World Junior Champs - 14th, 200m
2015 Pac-12 - 9th, 200m | 3rd, 4x100m | 3rd, 4x400m

Outdoor Bests
100m.......10.63
200m.......21.33

Indoor Bests
60m.......6.90
200m.......21.61^

^ converted from altitude

Academic Honors
2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

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