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  Simon Bucknell
Simon Bucknell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auckland, New Zealand

High School:
Waitakere College

Height:
5-11

Event:
Distance

Experience:
4L


AT MAJOR MEETS
2007 C-USA Outdoor 7th, 1500m, 3:52.36
2008 C-USA Outdoor 8th, 1500m, 3:58.41

2008 C-USA Cross Country 16th
2008 NCAA South Central Cross Country Regional 34th
2009 C-USA Indoor 4th, mile, 4:20.55
2009 C-USA Outdoor 9th, 1500m, 3:59.12

2009 C-USA Cross Country 7th, 24:56.8
2010 C-USA Outdoor, 11th, 5000m, 14:58.78

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor

Mile - 4:11.68, 2009 Texas A&M Invitational

Outdoor
1500m - 3:52.44, 2010 Rice Twilight

2009-10
Cross Country:
Won the Rice Invitational with a time of 17:00.03... Finished 72nd at OSU Cowboy Jamboree (25:37.90) and third at HBU/Puma Invitational (16:42.6)... Placed seventh at Conference USA Championship with time of 24:56.8 and 32nd at NCAA South Central Regional (32.29.6).

Outdoor: Placed eighth in 1500m section A at Texas Relays with time of 3:56.58... Fourth in 1500m (3:52.44) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... Third in 1500m (3:53.88) at Rice Field & Track Meet... Placed 11th at C-USA Outdoor 5000m (14:58.78).

2008-09
Cross Country:
Finished 16th at the C-USA Championships to earn second-team All C-USA honors and 34th at the NCAA South Central Regional.

Indoor: Finished fourth in the mile at the C-USA Indoor (4:20.55) and anchored the Owls fourth-place distance medley relay... Won the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational (4:11.68) on 2/14... Top collegiate finisher in the mile at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (4:16.18).

Outdoor: Placed fifth in the mile (4:08.34) at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational... Finished ninth in 1500m (3:59.12) at C-USA Outdoor... Fourth at Texas Relays 1500m Section A with a time of 3:55.36.

2007-08
Indoor:
Did not compete at the C-USA Indoor.

Outdoor: Finished eighth to score one point for the Owls in the 1500m in a time of 3:58.41 at the C-USA Outdoor... Ran his season best of 3:54 at the TSU Quadrangular... Finished eighth at the John McDonnell Invitational in a time of 3:57.59.

2006-07
Outdoor:
Placed first in the 1500m at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a time of 3:50.20... Ran the 1500m in 3:52.36 to take seventh at the C-USA Outdoor.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of New Zealand's top-ranked junior distance runners, Bucknell was the 2001 national schoolboy champion in the 800-meters and 1500m... He has clocked 1:53.81 for the 800-meters and 3:54.40 for the 1500m, and has also run 8:39 for 3000m... Bucknell won the Auckland senior men's 1500m in 2006 and was the junior men's winner at the 2007 Wanganui Mayoral Mile.

PERSONAL Full name: Simon Paul Bucknell... Born: August 4, 1986 at Auckland, New Zealand... Parents: Paul and Mona Bucknell... College: Martel.

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