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Shane Stroup
  • Junior
  • Highland, Md.
  • River Hill High School
  • Geography/Math Education
  • Track Events: 800m and 1,500m
  • DMR SEC Indoor Champion - 2003
  • DMR Indoor All-American - 2004
  • 1,500m Outdoor All-American - 2005
  • SEC Honor Roll - 2004

Has five career victories on the track, including three as a member of a relay... Has collegiate personal records of 24:15.65 (8K), 31:38.18 (10K), 1:51.05 (i800m), 4:01.53 (imile), 8:27.99 (i3,000m), 1:50.49 (o800m) and 3:38.57 (o1,500m) Two top-ten finishes in cross country.

2004: Competed in six of seven races for the Gators, including SEC Championships Runner-up finish at the Disney Classic Collegiate best time of 24:15.65 at the SEC Championships to finish 17th overall and 4th among Gators 10th place finish at the Gator Invitational Contributed to the Gators' team title at the Disney Classic Moved from being the Gators' eighth runner at the Notre Dame Invitational to the team's fourth finisher at the SEC Championships Earned career-best 10K time of 31:33.18 at the South Region Championships.

2003: Redshirt season

2002: Competed in three races ... Scored for the Gators, finishing fifth on the team with an 8K time of 28:47.3 at the Great American Cross Country Festival ... Set his season-best 8K mark of 26:26.94 with a 38th place finish at the Gator Invitational. Track Highlights: Earned wins in the 800m, mile and 3,000m during the 2005 indoor season Took second in the distance medley relay with Andrew Martin, Reggie Witherspoon and Brandon Saltmarsh at the 2005 SEC Indoor Championships Earned points for Florida at the 2005 Outdoor NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish and career-best time of 3:38.57 in the 1,500m His time at the NCAA Championship set a Florida 1,500m record Finished second in the 1,500m at the 2005 NCAA Regional Won the 4x1,500m relay at Florida Relays with a time of 16:14.76 along with Steve Zieminski, Daniel Parker and Jose Garcia Earned his first collegiate indoor win as a member of the DMR team at the 2004 Fast Times Qualifier ... Scored for Florida with a 6th place finish in the mile at the 2004 SEC Indoor Championships ... Also finished second as a member of the DMR team at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Earned his first All-America honor with the DMR team with a seventh place finish at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships Earned wins at the 2004 Florida Relays on both the 4x800m Relay team and the DMR team ... Finished first in the 1,500m at the 2004 FSU Dual ... Earned first collegiate win in the 1,500m at the 2003 Texas Invitational with a career-best time of 3:48.75 ... Finished fifth in the 1,500m finals at the 2003 USA Championships with a time of 3:53.05 ... A member of the 2003 SEC Indoor Champion distance medley relay with Moise Joseph, Dwight Ruff and Steve Zieminski ... Also ran on the 2003 Florida Relays 4x1500 Champion team with Joseph, Zieminski and Daniel Parker.

Prep: Maryland record holder in the 1,600m ... Holds the state record for 800m in the River Hill High School classification ... Named the Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year ... Four-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro and All-County selection ... Took fifth in the mile at the Nike Indoor Classic in 2001 ... Placed second in the mile at the 2001 Adidas Outdoor Championships in Raleigh, N.C. ... Second in the mile at the 2001 and 2002 Penn Relays.


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