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2008 Men's Track & Field Roster

Steven Hassen

Ocala, Fla. (Ocala Vanguard HS)


Mile: 4:12.29, 2006 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 14:13.67, 2006 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.

1,500m: 3:50.95, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 14:31.33, 2004 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
10,000m: 31:25.50, 2004 SEC Championships, Oxford, Miss.

2007 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (1): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays 4x1,600m (17:46.38) … Best 14:42.26 (5,000m) … Competed in three meets (all outdoor) … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Had strong showing at Pepsi Florida Relays … Ran fourth leg of winning 4x1,600m relay (17:46.38) and was second in 1,500m (3:50.95) … Second in 5,000m at Florida State Relays with time of 14:47.50.

2006 AS A JUNIOR (SOPHOMORE INDOOR): Best of 14:13.67 (5,000m) … Competed in two meets (both indoor) … Notched first NCAA provisional mark of career by finishing seventh in 5,000m with time of 14:13.67 at SEC Indoor Championships … Time was fifth best in school history … Finished second in mile in Gator indoor debut by clocking 4:12.29 at Florida Intercollegiate … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN INDOOR): Did not compete for Florida … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 14:31.33 (5,000m) and 31:25.50 (10,000m) ... Competed in four meets (all outdoor) ... Finished 12th in the 10,000m at the SEC Championships, clocking in at 31:25.50 ... Finished fifth in the 5,000m at Penn Relays in a personal-best time of 14:31.33.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 4:11.90 in 1,600m, 8:52.75 in 3,200m and 14:59 in 5,000m … 2001 and 2002 Florida Class 3A Cross Country champion ... Won 2002 meet with time of 15:24 and 2001 title in 15:12.31 … 2002 (9:19.36) and 2003 (9:11.23) 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 (4:12.38) ... Placed 13th in the 2002 5K Foot Locker National Cross Country meet in San Diego, Calif. … Was one of only two athletes from Florida to compete in the prestigious national event ... Earned cross country All-America honors in 2002 and indoor track All-America honors in 2003 ... Placed seventh in the two-mile at the 2002 adidas Outdoor Championships ... Finished second at the 2003 Nike Indoor Championships in the 3,200m with a time of 8:56 … 2003 graduate of Ocala Vanguard.

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