Three top-25 individual finishes highlighted the day's events
Performances will continue tomorrow with the Pre-National Invitational
The teams will face 14 of the top-ranked teams in the nation in Terre Haute, Ind.
Both teams finished in the top five of their respective fields on Saturday
Saturday's meet is the second-largest in the U.S. for 2014
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
8000m Run - 24:40 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite | 10/19/2013
10,000m Run - 31:13.20 | NCAA Midwest Regional | 11/15/2013
Indoor Track & Field
Mile Run - 4:09.28 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/25/2014
3000m Run - 8:28.29 | Wisconsin v. Missouri | 01/18/2014
Outdoor Track & Field
800m Run - 1:51.44 | Crimson Tide Invite | 04/05/2014
1500m Run - 3:49.58 | Mt. SAC Relays | 04/19/2014
5000m Run - 14:24.27 | SEC Championships | 05/18/2014
- 2014 SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Year
- 2014 All-SEC Freshman Team (cross country)
8000m (XC) - 24:40 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite(10/19)
10,000m (XC) - 31:13.20 | NCAA Midwest Regional(11/15)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:09.28 | Rod McCravy Memorial(01/25)
3000m (Ind.) - 8:28.29 | Wisconsin v. Missouri(01/18)
800m (Out.) - 1:51.44 | Crimson Tide Invite(04/05)
1500m (Out.) - 3:49.58 | Mt. SAC Relays(04/19)
5000m (Out.) - 14:24.27 | SEC Championships(05/18)
Cross Country - T.J. wasted no time in making a significant impact for the Tigers, placing in the top five throughout all five of his meets...He kicked off his Tiger career at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was the Tigers' second finisher, 41st overall, with a 25:09.50 finish on the 8000-meter course...He dropped that time down a few notches the following meet, finishing in 25:00.20 to lead the squad at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., with a 30th overall placing...T.J. earned a PR 24:40 at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, crossing as the fourth Tiger in 152nd-place...He went on to place 23rd overall, third for the black and gold, at the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fl., crossing as the top freshman in the conference to earn All-SEC Freshman Team and SEC Freshman of the Year honors...T.J. closed his season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, making his 10,000-meter debut in 31:13.30 for 34th overall.
Indoor Track -Competed in four meets during the indoor season, starting with the Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual in Madison, Wisc., where he placed fourth in the 3000-meter run with a final time of 8:28.29...He earned a season's best 4:09.28 in the mile run at the Rod McCravy Memorial to place fourth overall...He also finished sixth in the mile (4:11.50) at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark...T.J. ended his season at the SEC Championships in College Station, Tx., where he was a member of the seventh-place DMR team.
Outdoor Track - T.J. hit the track for a variety of events during the outdoor season, ranging from the 800-meter run to the 5000-meter run...He kicked off the season with his top 800-meter time at the Crimson Tide Invitational, where he crossed in 1:51.44 for 14th overall...He then bumped up to the 1500-meter run for the Mt. SAC Relays, finshing in 3:49.58 for 24th in the field...T.J. ended his season at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky., where he doubled-up in the 800-meter and 5000-meter runs...He placed 19th in the 800-meter run with a final time of 1:51.89 before tallying a point for the Tiger men in the 5000-meter run with his eighth-place finish in 14:24.27.
800m - 1:55 | 1600m - 4:13 | 3200m - 9:17 | 5000m (XC) - 15:09.40
- 2012 MHSAA DI Cross Country runner-up
- 2012 Nike Cross Nationals qualifier
- Four-time MHSAA DI Cross Country All-State finisher
- 2013 MHSAA DI Champion in the 1600m
- Two-time MHSAA DI Track & Field runner-up in the 4x800m (2012-13)
T.J. competed for Lake Orion HS under coach Stan Ford...CROSS COUNTRY...He was a four-time MHSAA DI All-State finisher...Placed fourth at the 2011 MHSAA Cross Country Championships...Was the runner-up at the 2012 MHSAA Cross Country Championships...Finished third at the 2012 Nike Cross Midwest Regional to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals...TRACK & FIELD...Team earned the 2012 MHSAA DI State Championship title...Finished third as a team at the 2013 MHSAA State Championships...He was State Champion in the 1600-meter run at the 2013 MHSAA Championships...Was part of the second-place 4x800-meter relay team at the 2012 and 2013 MHSAA Championships...Finished as All-State in the 3200-meter run at the 2012 and 2013 MHSAA Championships.
Parents are Tim and Victoria Carey...Born May 28, 1995 in Overland Park, Kan...Was a Varsity Scholar-Athlete and OAA Red Scholar-Athlete...Graduated high school with honors...Is currently undecided on his major, but would like to pursue a career in the world of professional sports.
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