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Austin Abbott
Austin Abbott

Hometown:
Chehalis, Wash.

High School:
W.F. West

Event:
Mid-Distances

Experience:
4V

Graduated:
2009

Ended his career as a six-time All-American and the school record-holder in the mile and 1,500-meter runs ... six All-American honors ties him with Rick Noji for fifth-most in Husky history ... one of just three four-minute milers in UW history.

2008-09: Broke two of the marquee records in school history in his final year, setting the mile and 1,500m records ... ended career with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m run, earning sixth All-American honor ... in the 1,500m prelims at NCAA's, broke the school record with a two second PR, clocking 3:39.63 to break Bruce Stirling's record which had stood since 1987 ... won the 1,500m run at the Stanford Invite with a nearly three-second PR of 3:41.62 ... finished third in the 1,500m at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 3:41.70 ... anchored UW's sprint medley relay as the Huskies traveled to the Penn Relays for the first time since 1993 and took second behind Tennessee ... indoors, qualified for NCAA's in the mile run, but did not advance out of the prelims ... broke the school's mile record in his final try, going 3:58.23 at the UW Last Chance meet to surpass Eric Garner's record from 2002 ... ran the second-fastest indoor 800m in school history, running 1:48.56 at the Husky Classic ... placed second in the 800m at the MPSF Championships ... anchored the DMR to a 2nd-place MPSF finish in 9:36.21, fourth-best in school history.

2007-08: Reestablished himself as one of the best mid-distance runners in the collegiate ranks with a 7th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning his fifth All-America honor ... season kicked into gear at the Pac-10 Championships, where he placed 4th in a new personal-best of 1:48.14 ... placed 4th again at West Regionals to qualify for first NCAA meet since 2007 Indoors ... won the 1500m run in the UW-WSU dual meet ... placed 3rd in the 800 at the Sun Angel Classic ... did not competed during the indoor season ... competed only two times during cross country season but was impressive in consecutive races ... placed 13th overall and first among Huskies at the Willamette Invite in a career-best 8K time of 24:34 ... ran in UW's top-five for the first time at Pre-Nationals, placing 95th overall and fourth among Huskies in 24:36.

2006-07: For the third-straight year, ran the opening leg of UW's distance medley relay, propelling the relay to fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earning his third All-American honor ... earned fourth All-American honor a day later with a fourth-place finish in the 800m, the first individual All-American honor of his career ... took first at the MPSF Championships in the mile (4:02.82) and first at the UW Indoor Preview in the 800m ... competed just once outdoors, running the 800m at the ASU Clif Bar Invitational ... competed once in the fall, placing 28th overall at the Willamette Invite.

2005-06: Led UW's distance medley relay to fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the second-straight year, capturing his second-career All-America honor ... led DMR to a school-record equaling 9:35.35 at Notre Dame in March ... ran just the third four-minute mile in UW history at the Feb. 11 Husky Indoor Classic, finishing in 3:59.47 ... ranked among the nation's top-10 in the mile at season's end, but declined an NCAA Championships invitation in order to focus on the DMR ... placed in both the 800m (6th) and 1500m (4th) at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships ... was 20th in 1500m at NCAA Champs outdoors ... placed third in the event at Regionals ... indoors, was second in the mile at MPSFs, and fourth in the DMR ... competed just once in the fall of 2005, running No. 7 for UW, 40th overall at the Sundodger Invite.

2004-05: One of three Husky freshmen to earn All-America honors on the track, the first frosh to do so since 1999 ... helped UW's DMR to a recod fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet ... set UW freshman records in the mile (4:02.25) and 1500m (3:44.36) ... one of four Huskies to break 1:50 in the 800m in 2005, the first such quartet in UW history ... placed second in the 1500m final at Pac-10s, in 3:45.85 ... was 14th overall in the event at the NCAA Regional ... redshirted the 2004 fall season ... competed just once unattached, placing 15th overall at the Jim Danner Invite.

High School and Personal: Parents are Kerry and Mike, both former college basketball players ... has two younger siblings, Brandon and Kiersten ... led W.F. West to a third-place finish at the 2004 state track championships, and a seventh-place finish at state in 2003 ... won a state title at 1600m in 2004, crossing the line in 4:14 ... also took second at state in the 800m in 2004, an improvement on his fifth-place 800m finish of a year before ... was second at state in the 1600m in 2003, and led W.F. West's 4x400m relay to eighth ... ran sixth in the mile at the 2004 Arcadia Invite ... took third in the 800m at the 2004 Washington-Oregon Meet of Champions ... also lettered three years in golf, and twice in basketball ... captained track, golf and basketball teams in 2003 and 2004 ... named school's Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Collegiate Best Marks:
800m.......1:48.56i / 1:48.14
1500m.......3:39.63$
Mile.......3:58.23$

Major Meets
2005 MPSF TF - 4th, mile
2005 NCAA-I - 5th, DMR*
2005 Pac-10 TF - 2nd, 1500m
2005 Regional TF - 14th, 1500m
2006 MPSF TF - 2nd, mile; 4th, DMR
2006 NCAA-I - 5th, DMR*
2006 Pac-10 TF - 4th, 1500m; 6th, 800m
2006 Regional TF - 3rd, 1500m
2006 NCAA-O - 20th, 1500m
2007 MPSF TF - 1st, Mile; 2nd, DMR
2007 NCAA-I - 4th, 800m*; 5th, DMR*
2008 Pac-10 TF - 4th, 800m
2008 Regional TF - 4th, 800m
2008 NCAA-O - 7th, 800m*
2009 MPSF TF - 2nd, 800m; 2nd, DMR
2009 NCAA-I - 14th, Mile
2009 Pac-10 TF - 6th, 1500m
2009 Regional TF - 10th, 1500m
2009 NCAA-O - 7th, 1500m*

* - Indicates All-America Honor Won
$ - Indicates School Record

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