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DAN DEARING

Decathlon

5-11/ 180

Ind: Senior; Out: Senior

Jacksonville, Fla. (Bolles HS/ Davidson College)

BD: 2/26/77 (Jacksonville, Fla.)

PERSONAL RECORDS

INDOOR

Shot Put: 11.02m (36-2) - 1999 NationsBank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

Long Jump: 6.15m (20-2.25) - 1999 ACC-SEC Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.

OUTDOOR

Decathlon: 6321- 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

100m: 11.33 - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

Long Jump: 6.23m (20-5.25) - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

Shot Put: 11.83m (38-9.75) - 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

High Jump: 1.74m (5-8.5) - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

400m: 51.98 - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

110m HH: 15.72 - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

Discus: 31.58m (103-7) - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

Pole Vault: 3.64m (11-11.25) - 1999 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

Javelin: 185-0 (1997 Davidson College)

1500m: 4:51.80- 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

1999 AS A JUNIOR:  Competed in nine meets (Two indoor, Seven outdoor)... Eighth in Outdoor SEC Championships javelin, 179-6... Sixth in the Florida Relays decathlon, 6321 - Personal Best. 1999 BESTS: SP: 36-2; LJ (i): 20-2.25; Dec: 6321; 100m: 11.33; LJ(o): 20-5.25; SP: 37-5.25; HJ: 5-8.5; 400m: 51.98; 110 HH: 15.72; Dis: 102-4; PV: 11-11.25; Jav: 179-6; 1500m: 4:54.07.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Attended Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., in 1996 and 1997... Bests of 54.98 (400m IH), 50.62 (400m) and 185-0 (Javelin)... Davidson College school record holder in the javelin, 185-0... Fourth in Southern Conference Championships javelin, 1996 and 1997... Davidson's Most Valuable Runner, 1996 and 1997

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP:  Bolles record holder in 300m hurdles, 39.8... Member of both 4x800m and Distance medley relay school record teams as well...  High School Coach: Rob Van Cleave. PREP BESTS:  300 IH: 39.8; 400m: 52.1; 800m: 2:00

"BEYOND THE STATS": Enjoys playing guitar in his spare time... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Played football for Davidson College, starting at free safety both years... Became first men's track athlete to earn a scholarship at Davidson... Member of the 1993 state champion Bolles football team... Played in the 1995 Shrine Bowl All-Star game... Son of Norma and Peter Dearing... Born Daniel Christian Dearing on February 26, 1977 in Jacksonville, Fla....  Has two brothers, David and Jason, and two sisters Shelley and Mandy. MAJOR: Astrophysics.

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