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JOSH IRWIN

Distance

5-10/145

Ind: Senior, Out: Senior

Jacksonville, Fla. (Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua, N.Y./ Clemson)

BD: 7/31/77 (Broward County, Fla.)

PERSONAL RECORDS

INDOOR

3000m: 8:42.50 - 1999 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.

5000m: 15:23.23 - 1996 Clemson Outdoor Invitational, Clemson, S.C.

OUTDOOR

1500m: 4:04.80 - 1998 Florida Coca Cola Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

3000m: 8:37.86 - 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

10,000m: 32:52.24 - 1996 ACC Championships

1999 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Suffered a season-ending foot injury following the Gator Invitational and sat out the rest of the season... Competed in three events... Finished 23rd at the Gator Invitational in 27:04.70... Set new PR for time at Sam Bell with a 26:33 (72nd place)... Took 12th at the Nike Twi-Light in 21:50.22 to open the year.

1999 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 8:42.30 (3000m) and 15:24.51 (5000m)... Competed in five meets (Three indoor, Two outdoor)... 16th in the Florida Relays 5000m, 15:35.29- competing unattached. 1998 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in three meets... 35th at the SEC Championships (8k), 27:17.04.

1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 8:37.86 (3000m) and 15:33.43 (5000m)... Competed in two meets. 1997 IN CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in five meets... Top finish of 12th at the Nike Twi-Light (4-mile), 22:01.07.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Attended Clemson University for three semesters, competing during the 1996 track and field and cross country seasons after redshirting the 1995 cross country campaign... Sixth at the 1996 NCAA Regional cross country finals (10k), 32:29... Coached by Bob Pollack... Track bests of 8:47.50 (3000m), 15:23.23 (5000m) and 32:52.24 (10,000m).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1995 graduate of Horace Greeley High in Chappaqua, N.Y...  1995 all-league, all-county and all-section award winner... Broke every school cross country mark and ranked second in the mile, two-mile and steeplechase. High School Coaches:  Steve McKenney and Steve Houser PREP BESTS:  1600m: 4.29; 3200m: 9:33.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Is following his mother, Gail, into the software business; she is a software engineer for the IBM... Enjoys reading and playing golf... Son of Scott Irwin and Gail Blumenfield... Born Joshua Samuel Irwin on July 31, 1977 in Broward County, Fla.... Has a brother David and a sister Anne. MAJOR: Computer Information Sciences.

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