- Austin Joiner
- Melbourne, Fla. (Holy Trinity HS)
2007 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 4:19.26 in 1,600m and 9:21.37 in 3,200m … Three-time runner-up in 3,200m at Florida Class 1A state meet and one-time runner-up in 1,600m … At 2006 state meet, took second in 1,600m in 4:25.04 … Second in 3,200m at state meet in 3,200m in 2005 (9:32.29), 2004 (9:26.17) and 2003 (9:38.30) … Best cross country finish was fifth at 2004 Class 1A state meet in 16:00 … Team captured state cross country titles in 2004 and 2005 … Set school records in 800m, 1,600m, 32,00m and 4x800m relay … 2006 graduate of Holy Trinity.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Austin Colkitt Joiner on Aug. 29, 1987 in Melbourne, Fla. … Son of Stephen and Audrey Joiner … Both parents and grandfather, Charlie Joiner, attended UF … Has one younger sister … Admires Haile Gebrselassie for his strength, charitable nature and ability to always be smiling … Chose Florida for its great academics, the team and Coach Pigg’s enthusiasm and perspective on running … Also considered Duke, North Carolina, Florida State and Appalachian State.
MAJOR: Integrated Biology/Pre-Med