Cross Country

EdBird

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Dorchester, England
  • High school Thomas Hardye

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Personal Bests

Cross Country:

8K – 24:11.7

10K – 31:27.8

Indoor:

MILE – 4:08.97

3000m – 7:59.99

5000m – 14:07.69

Outdoor:

1500m – 3:43.38

5000m – 13:51.24

800m – 2:00.32

Career Accolades

  • 2023 Cross Country SEC All-Freshman Team

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2024

In The Record Book:

  • Holds the freshman record and ranks sixth all-time in the indoor 3000m with a time of 7:59.99 set in 2024
  • Holds the freshman record and ranks seventh all-time in the indoor 5000m with a time of 14:07.69 set in 2024
  • Holds the freshman record and ranks fifth all-time in the outdoor 5000m with a time of 13:51.24 set in 2024
  • Holds the freshman record in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 3:43.38 set in 2024

2023-24 (Freshman)

Cross Country

  • Placed 23rd with a time of 24:25.5 in the 8k at the Southern Showcase
  • Placed 28th with a personal best time of 24:11.7 in the 8k at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational
  • Placed 15th with a time of 24:17.8 in the 8k at the Crimson Classic
  • Placed 30th with a time of 24:14.3 in the 8k at the SEC Championships
  • Placed 107th with a time of 31:27.8 in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regionals

Indoor

  • Won the mile with a time of 4:08.97 at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 9th in the 3000m and set a new freshman record with a time of 7:59.99 at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 41st in the 3000m with a time of 8:03.53 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
  • Placed 10th in the 3000m with a time of 8:01.39 at the SEC Indoor Championships
  • Placed 10th and set a new freshman record in the 5000m with a time of 14:07.69 at the SEC Indoor Championships

Outdoor

  • Won the 1500m with a time of 3:45.89 at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Won his section and set a new freshman record in the 5000m with a time of 13:51.24 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Won and set a new freshman record in the 1500m with a time of 3:43.38 at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Member of 4×800 relay that placed 3rd with a time of 7:32.98 at the Drake Relays
  • Placed 9th in the 1500m with a time of 3:45.00 at the SEC Outdoor Championships

High School  

  • British Cross Challenge winner (2022)
  • European U18 Championships 3000m third-place finisher (2022)
  • Holds school records in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m
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