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2008 Men's Track & Field Roster

Ryder Leary

Yulee, Fla. (Bishop Kenny HS)


Mile: 4:14.47, 2006 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m: 8:37.50, 2006 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.

1,500m: 3:52.80, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:50.07, 2007 NCAA East Regional Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 14:42.52, 2007 SEC Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

HONORS:  2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region - 3,000m steeplechase.

2007 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 3:52.80 (1,500m), 8:50.07 (steeplechase) and 14:42.52 (5,000m) … Competed in nine meets (three indoor, six outdoor) … USTFCCCA All-East Region in steeplechase … Took 24th in 3,000m steeplechase at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 9:11.98 … Knocked another 10 seconds off personal record in running sixth-fastest time in school history to take sixth in steeplechase at NCAA East Regional Championships in 8:50.07 … Was less than one second from taking fifth and earning automatic bid to NCAA Outdoor Championships … Shaved more than 10 seconds off previous PR to score at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships for the first time of career with mark of 9:01.23 earning a seventh-place finish … Time was also first NCAA regional mark of career … Also finished 16th in 5,000m (14:42.52) at SECs … Captured second in steeplechase with then-career-best time of 9:11.33 at Pepsi Florida Relays … Took third in steeplechase at Florida State Relays with mark of 9:27.12 … Ran opening leg of distance medley relay that took fourth (9:55.03) and finished 14th in mile at SEC Indoor Championships with time of 4:16.07.

2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1): (i) Gator Invitational DMR (10:15.10) … Bests of 4:14.47 (mile), 9:16.69 (steeplechase) and 14:48.24 (5,000m) … Competed in eight meets (four indoor, four outdoor) … Finished 18th in steeplechase at SEC Outdoor Championships in 9:41.59 and was 21st in 5,000m with mark of 14:50.22 … Ran on 4x1,600m relay that finished less than two seconds away from school record by taking seventh at Drake Relays in 16:40.08 … Took second at Seminole Invitational in steeplechase with time of 9:16.69 … Clocked career-best time of 4:14.47 to finish 16th in mile at SEC Indoor Championships … Picked up first win of career as anchor leg of DMR (10:15.10) at Gator Invitational.

2005 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Competed in one meet and took fourth in 5,000m at Florida Relays with time of 14:48.24.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 1:55 in 800m, 4:21 in 1,600m, 9:19 in 3,200m and 15:18 in 5,000m … 2002 Florida Class 2A cross country champion in 15:29 while competing for Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville ... Best 5K cross country time of 15:18.80 was the third-best time in 2003 season and the sixth best all-time ... Named the Florida Times Union and Marine Corps Runner of the Year ... Set school records in the 5K and three-mile ... Team was state champions in 1999 and 2002 … 2003 graduate of Bishop Kenny High School.

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