- Steven Hassen
- Ocala, Fla.
- Ocala Vanguard High School
Track Events: 5,000m and 10,000m
Cross Country All-SEC - 2006
Cross Country All-South Region - 2005, 2006
SEC Freshman Honor Roll - 2004
SEC Honor Roll – 2005, 2006, 2007
USTCCA All-Academic Award - 2006
Has five top-10 finishes (best of first) ... Has personal bests of 24:07.5 (8K), 24:27.00 (5-mile), 31:06.45 (10K), 4:11.49 (iMile), 14:11.67 (i5,000), 3:40.95 (o1,500m), 14:31.33 (o5,000m), 31:25.50 (o10,000m).
2005: Scored in six of seven races for the Gators … Returned for his redshirt season to finish second in the first race of the season with a career-best 8K time of 24:11.87 … Time was the sixth-best time recorded by the Gators on the UF Golf Course … Ran a career-best 5-mile time of 24:27 at the Notre Dame Invitational … Ran the fifth-best time ever by a Gator at the UF Golf Course with his career-best 10K time of 31:06.45 to finish 17th at the South Region Championship … Earned All-South Region honors with his finish … Florida’s third finisher at the NCAA Championships in 132nd overall with a time of 31:17.0 in the 10K race.
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 second in the 5,000m at the 2007 Florida State Relays ... Placed 12th in 10,000m at the 2004 Southeastern Conference Championships … Scored at the 2006 SEC Indoor Championships with a 7th place finish in the 5,000 in a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14:11.77.
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.