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Jason Fayant
Jason Fayant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spokane, Wash.

High School:
Mead

Last College:
Lane CC

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
12/09/1978

Experience:
2V

Major:
Political Science

2001 (Cross-Country): Was the Huskies’ No. 1 runner all season ... voted captain by his teammates over the summer ... finished fourth overall at the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz., equaling the best-ever finish by a Husky men’s runner at the conference meet ... led the team with season-best mark of 24:17 at the Pac-10s ... the following week, placed sixth overall at the NCAA regional meet to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships ... sixth-place regional finish, in 31:12, was best by a Husky men’s runner since Simon Baines placed second in 1993 ... at the NCAAs, ran a career-best 30:57 over 10000m to place 94th overall ... led the Huskies at five of the six meets in which he competed, including all postseason meets ... missed the season-opening Emerald City Invitational, won by the Huskies ... made his 2001 debut with a fourth-place finish, in 24:25, at the Sundodger Invitational ... also led the squad with a 15th-place finish at the Pre-National Meet in Greenville, S.C. 2000-2001: Competed in every event from 1500m to 5000m for Washington on the track oval … an NCAA Provisional qualifier in the 5000m, recording his career-best mark (14:02.12) at the Stanford Invitational, the second fastest time on the UW squad, but did not receive an invitation to the NCAA meet … UW’s fastest steeplechaser, clocking a 8:59.42 at the Pac-10 Championships en route to a fourth-place finish … also ran the 5000m at the Pac-10 meet for the Huskies, finishing 12th … the second-fastest 3000m runner (8:20.39) on the UW squad … ranked third on the team in the 1500m (3:49.23) … best finishes of the season were runner-up spots in the 1500m at the UC Davis Quad and Washington State Dual and in the 3000m at the Oregon Dual … the 5000m Mountain Pacific Conference Champion during the indoor track season … competed at three meets for the Huskies in the 3000m and 5000m … top 3000m time (8:27.00) came at the Idaho Scoring meet … only 5000m run (14:50.28aa) of the season came at the MPSF, where he took the event title … ranked second among Huskies in both events ... competed in five of six cross country meets for Washington, including both post-season meets ... was among the top-two UW runners at every meet except the West Regional, when he ran with an injury and was fourth among Huskies ... recorded fifth-place finishes at the Big Cross Invitational and the Michigan Interregional ... finished 12th at the Sundodger Invitational ... clocked season-best 8000m time (24:15.10) at the Pac-10 Championships, en route to a 14th-place overall finish ... placed 51st at the West Regional, covering the 10000m course in 32:20. 1999-2000: Competed in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m events ... registered the third-best 5000m time among Huskies with a Pac-10 qualifying mark of 14:11.38 at the Washington Outdoor Preview ... placed 19th in the 5000m at the Pac-10 Championships ... also ranked fourth on the team in the 1500m (3:53.60) and notched season-best time (1:58.54) in the 800m at the Washington State Dual ... ran in four cross country meets ... top Husky finisher at the Pac-10 race, placing 16th overall ... the first UW finisher at the NCAA West Regional, placing 27th overall ... finished fourth among UW runners, 29th overall, at the Wolverine Interregional. 1998-99: Finished ninth at the Sundodger Invitational ... placed 38th in the Pac-10 race and 31st at the West Regionals. 1997-98: Attended Lane Community College in Oregon where he posted a best 5,000m time of 14:41.33 ... competed in the 1500m and 5000m events on the track oval ... had the team’s sixth fastest 5000m time.

High School and Personal: Born Dec. 9, 1978 in Spokane ... parents are Cathy and Tony ... oldest of five siblings, Todd (20), Chris (18), Jesse (17) and Tami (16) ... Chris is a freshman on the Husky squad ... helped lead Mead to three-straight state cross country crowns and two state track titles ...he 1996 Mead cross country squad, coached by Pat Tyson, won its ninth-straight state title and ranked No.2 nationally ... was runner-up at State in the 1600m and 3200m both his junior and senior seasons .. was champion in the mile at the 1997 Golden West meet in Sacramento ... finished fourth in the 3200m at the Arcadia meet in 1997 ... a 1996 prep All-American in the 3200m with a top time of 9:03 ... two-time all-state pick ... posted a mile time of 4:11.

UW Career Bests
800m....... 1:58.54
1500m....... 3:49.23
Steeple……. 8:59.42
5000m....... 14:02.12
Mile (indoor)……. 4:17.27
3000m (indoor)……. 8:17.87
5000m (indoor)....... 14:33.22
XC: 8000m….... 24:16
10000m……. 30:57

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