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Mark Mandi
Mark Mandi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Everett, Wash.

High School:
Mariner

Position:
Distances

Experience:
2V

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Served as co-captain in the fall for the second-straight year ...among UW's all-time top-10 in the three different events ... an All-Pac-10 cross country honoree in 2004 and 2005, and the only Husky ever to win back-to-back first-team all-conference honors ... did not run competitively until his junior year of high school.

2005 (Cross Country): Co-captained Washington to its second NCAA Championships in the last three years ... earned All-West Region honors, and became the first Husky ever to win back-to-back first-team All-Pac-10 awards ... also became just the sixth Husky ever, and the first since 1993, to win two career races, adding the 2005 Willamette Invitational title to the Sundodger Invitational crown he won last year ... was UW's No. 2 runner at the NCAA meet, placing 109th, and helping UW to 27th ... fourth-place Pac-10 effort equaled UW's best-ever, while fifth-place West Regional finish was the fifth-best ever by a UW men's runner ... earned a victory in his season-debut for the second-straight year, capturing individual honors at the Willamette Invitational ... led all UW finishers in four of his five races this season, and has done so in eight of the last 10 races he has entered ... was named to the Pac-10's All-Academic second team for the third-straight season.

2004-05: Led all UW finishers at the Sundodger, Pre-National and Pac-10 meets ... earned All-Pac-10 honors with a sixth-place finish at Pac-10s, equaling UW's fifth-best ever ... was team's No. 2 runner at the NCAA Regional ... earned first cross country win at any level at the Sundodger Invite ... was the first Husky men's runner to win the UW-hosted Sundodger since 1993 ... ran 14th overall at Pre-Nationals ... on the track, earned top-20 finishes in the 5000m at the Pac-10 (11th) and NCAA Regional (19th) ... one of four Huskies to break 30 minutes in the 10K in 2004, his best of 29:38.41 the eighth-fastest in UW history ... an NCAA provisional qualifier at 10000m ... redshirted the 2005 indoor season ... earned second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors in the fall, and earned honorable mention in the spring.

2003-04: A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection in track and cross country ... led the UW men back to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1993 ... was UW's top NCAA finisher, crossing the line 67th ... ran second for UW at Pac-10s and Regionals, placing 15th and 32nd, respectively ... one of just two Huskies to place among the UW's top-five at every varsity race ... led UW at 10000m on the track, his best of 29:48.92 UW's seventh-fastest ever ... earned 10th in the 10000m, and 11th in the 5K, at Pac-10s ... also cracked UW's indoor top-10 in the 5000m (4th, 14:12.51) and 3000m (4th, 8:04.93), both NCAA provisional qualifiers. 2002-03: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention in both track and cross country ... ran in every varsity race ... was fifth on the squad, 43rd overall, at the NCAA Regional ... took 36th at the Pac-10 meet , fifth at the Emerald City, and 22nd at Sundodger ... was UW's top runner at 10000m on the track, taking 11th in the event at the Pac-10 meet ... lowered 5K PR by nearly a minute, to 14:42.83, at Oregon ... indoor 5Kbest of 14:48.40 was then ninth-fastest ever at UW.

2001-02: Redshirted the year ... ran unattached at 1500m and 5000m, with bests of 4:08.06 and 15:31.82 ... also ran the mile and 3000m indoors.

High School and Personal: Parents are Daisy and Reynaldo ... both brothers, Reynaldo and Santiago, attend UW ... did not run competitively until his junior year ... ran at the 2000 Cross Country Junior Olympics Nationals in Reno, Nev. ... earned a top-50 finish at state in 2000 ... captained the Mariner cross country squad in 2000 ... named Mariner's Outstanding Distance Runner in 2001 ... named a Washington Scholar, having graduated with a 3.92 GPA.

Collegiate Best Marks
5000m....... 14:05.99
10000m....... 29:38.41
Mile (indoor)....... 4:08.03
3000m (indoor)....... 8:04.93
5000m (indoor)....... 14:12.51
XC: 8000m....... 23:45
10000m....... 30:22

Mandi news and features:
NW briefs: Huskies' Mandi runs to victory - Seattle Times (Oct. 2, 2005)

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