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AARON ARMSTRONG
  • Sprints
  • 5-8/155
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Houston, Texas (Sterling HS/ Wallace State/ Barton County Community College)
  • BD: 10/14/77 (Houston, Texas)

FLORIDA CAREER VICTORIES: 5
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m: 6.21
200m: 20.84- 2000 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
400m: 48.05- 2000 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
100m: 10.08
200m: 20.08
400m: 44.8

HONORS: (Four-time All-American, One time All-SEC) 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - 200m; 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m Relay; 2000 NCAA Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay; 2000 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 200m; 2000 SEC Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay; 1999 NJCAA National Champion, 200m and 4x400m relay

2001 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 6.24 (55m), 6.79 (60m), 10.27 (100m), 20.53 (200m) and 49.04 (400m)... Competed in 14 meets (seven indoors, seven outdoors)... Ninth in the semifinals of the 200m dash with a wind-aided 20.48 at the NCAA Championships, did not advance... Fourth in the finals of the 100m at the SEC Championships, 10.30... Seventh in the finals of the 200m at the SEC Championships... Ran on the Penn Relays winning 4x400m (with White, Joseph and Harris) relay team in a provisional qualifying time of 3:04.22... Second leg of the school-record holding sprint medley relay team (with Harris, White and Joseph) at the Penn Relays (3:13.22)... Ran on the Sea Ray Relays winning 4x400m (with White, Joseph and Harris) relay team... Member of the Florida Relays winning 4x400m (with White, Joseph and Harris) relay team Second finisher, top collegiate runner, at the Gator Twi-Light with a provisional mark of 10.27 in the 100m... Second to teammate Geno White with a provisional qualifying mark of 20.53 in the 200m at the SEC Triangular... Fifth in the 200m at the NCAA indoor championships with a time of 20.84 after running a personal best 20.81 in the preliminaries... Ran the second leg of the sixth-place finishing 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships (with White, Harris and Abiola)... Member of the provisional qualifying 4x400m relay team from the SEC Indoor Championships (with White, Harris and Nichols), 3:07.21- fifth all-time at Florida... Winner and automatic qualifier in the 200m (21.00) at the Nike Fast Times Meet, winner and provisional qualifier in the 55m (6.24)... Won the 60m (6.79) and 200m (21.41) dashes at the indoor SEC Quad.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 6:32 (55m), 6.70 (60m), 20.55w (200m) (20.84 indoors) and 48:05 (400m)... Competed in 12 meets (Five indoor, Seven outdoor)... 23rd in the U.S. Olympic Trials 200m, 20.90... Outdoor NCAA Champion in the 4x100m Relay (Third leg with Carroll, Williams and White), 38.35 - First 4x100m national title in school history - Florida Record - Wallace Wade Stadium (Duke) Record with the fastest American Collegiate time in history; NCAA All-American (ninth) in the 200m, 20.71; also competed with the 4x400m relay (Second leg with Mann, King and White) which finished 13th in the semis, 3:09.49 - did not advance... Outdoor SEC Champion in the 4x100m Relay (Third leg with Carroll, Williams and White), 39.17; second in the 4x400m Relay (Second leg with White, Mann and Wilkerson), 3:04.80; and fifth in the 200m, 20.63 - had top time in the preliminary round of 20.55 (w:3.8)... Ninth in the preliminaries of the USTCA Team Championships 200m, 21.09w... Third in the Florida Relays 4x400m (Second leg with White, Wilkerson and King)... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with the 4x100m relay (39.17) and provisionally qualified in the 200m (20.55w) and with the 4x400m squad (3:04.80)... Fourth in the SEC Indoor Championships 60m dash, 6.70; top qualifier in the prelims of the 200m (20.84) but injured his hamstring in the finals, did not finish the race... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 200m (20.84) and provisionally qualified in the 60m dash (6.70) and as a member of the 4x400m team at the Gator Invitational (3:11.93).

2000 WINS (4): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) 400m: 48.05, 4x400m (2): 3:12.60; (o) SEC Quad (4/1) 4x100m (3): 39.24, 4x400m (2): 3:07.69; SEC Outdoor Champs (5/14) 4x100m (3): 39.17; NCAA Outdoor Champs (6/2) 4x100m (3): 38.35.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:
AT BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Set new national junior college record in the 200m with a 20.08 run on April 10, 1999- 10th best time in the world for the year... 1999 NJCAA Outdoor National Champion, 200m, 20.19- tied NJCAA meet record... 1999 NJCAA Outdoor National Champion, 4x400m relay, 3:05.00 (Third leg with Geno White, Laboris Bean and Floyd Thompson)... 1999 Indoor NJCAA championships runner-up, 55m and 200m... Member of the Barton County team which won both the indoor and outdoor national championships... Coached by Lance Bruman.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Athlete of the Year at Sterling. High School Coach: Jerad Mills

PREP BESTS: 200m: 20.9; 100m: 10.4; 400m: 45.1 (4x400 split)

"BEYOND THE STATS": Holds Florida record with the 4x100m relay (38.35)... Also ranks third on the Florida top-10 charts in the 60m (6.70) and fifth in the indoor 200m (20.84)... One of three recruits coming from Barton County in 1999 (Geno White and Bernard Williams)... One of two Gators ranked in the top 10 in the world for the 200m in 1999... Mother is Debra Rogers, Olympian in 1972 and 1976... Best athlete he has ever faced was Michael Johnson, whom he competed against in the fourth leg of the 4x200m at the Penn Relays... Roommates with teammates Geno White and Stephen Jones... Son of Anthony and Debra Rogers... Born Aaron N. Armstrong on October 14, 1977 in Houston, Texas... Has one sister, Nerissa.

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