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Steven Hassen
  • RSSophomore
  • Ocala, Fla.
  • Ocala Vanguard High School
  • History
  • Track Events: 5,000m and 10,000m
  • SEC Freshman Honor Roll - 2004
  • SEC Honor Roll - 2005

Has two top-10 finishes (best of first) ... Has personal bests of 24:58.5 (8K), 24:46.00 (5-mile), 31:13.35 (10K), 14:31.33 (o5,000m), 31:25.50 (o10,000m).

2004: Redshirt year.

2003: Competed in every race for the Gators ... Won his first collegiate race at the Gator Invitational with a time of 25:03.55 ... Finished fifth overall and second among Gators at the Bulldog Stampede ... Ran a best-time of 24:46.00 at the 5-mile Murray Keatinge Invitational in May ... Ran his best 8K time of 24:58.5 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational ... Was the third Gator finisher at the Southeastern Conference Championships ... Ran a 31:13.35 in his first 10K race at the South Region Championships to be the final Gator scorer. Track Highlights: Ran his career-best 5,000m time at the 2004 Penn Relays with a 14:31.33 ... Had a best finish of third in the 5,000m at the 2004 Sun Angel Classic ... Placed 12th in 10,000m at the Southeastern Conference Championships.

Prep: 2001 and 2002 Florida Class 3A Cross Country Champion ... 2002 and 2003 Class 3A Champion in the 3,200m run on the track ... In 2003 ran the fastest 3,200m time (8:52.75) in the state and the second fastest Florida high school time ever ... In addition to winning the 3,200m in 2002, ran to a runner-up finish in the 1,600m ... Placed 13th in the 2002 5K Footlocker National Cross Country meet in San Diego, Calif. ... Earned cross country All-America honors in 2002 and indoor track All-America honors in 2003 ... Finished second at the 2003 Nike Indoor Championships in the 3,200m with a time of 8:56.


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