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    Andrew Dawson     
     
      Andrew Dawson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vallejo, Ca.

High School:
Vallejo Senior

Last College:
Central Arizona College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 162

Event:
400/800

DAWSON ABBREVIATED
Previous School / High School
Central Arizona College / Vallejo Senior HS
Coach Al Shirley
Career Bests
400 - 48.61/46.5 (r)
800 - 1:48.95
1,500 - 3:46.81
Mile - 4:00.51
Tennessee all-time top-10 list
Mile, 2nd, 4:00.51
SEC Results-Indoor
2007-800 1:49.99 (5th)
DMR 9:43.78 (1st)
2008- 800 1:50.96 (8th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2007-800 1:48.89 (4th)
2008- 1,500 3:47.29 (4th)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2007-800 1:49.26 (8th)
2008-1,500 prelims 3:50.42 (15th)
NCAA Results-Outdoor
2007-4x400 relay 3:09.74 semis (16th)
SEC Results-Cross Country
2007-8K 25:19.47 (30th)
South Regional Results-Cross Country
2007-10K DNF

Major-Communication Studies.

2008 Outdoor-Moved to second on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the mile with his 4:00.51 clocking while winning the event in front of the home crowd at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Joins school-record holder Ken Barbee as the only athletes in school history to run a sub-4:01 mile ... Opened his season with a second-place, 1:49.59 showing in the 800 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... Extended his distance to the 1,500 at the Tiger Track Classic, where he finished fifth in the event in 3:48.99 and also ran the third leg on Tennessee's sixth-place 4x400 relay team (April 5) ... Also finished fifth in the 1,500 in front of the home crowd at the Sea Ray Relays with his personal-best time of 3:46.81 and ran the second leg on the Vols' second-place 4x800 relay team (April 12) ... Anchored Tennessee's fourth-place 4x800 relay team at the Penn Relays (April 26) ... Also at the Penn Relays, anchored the Vols' distance medley relay team to an eighth-place finish (April 25) ... Finished fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 3:47.29 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 18) ... Placed 15th in the preliminaries of the 1,500 at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships (May 30) ... Also ran the third leg on Tennessee's eighth-place 4x400 relay team at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 31).

2008 Indoor-Recorded his personal-best time of 1:48.95 while finishing fourth in the 800 at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier (March 8) ... Opened his season with a ninth-place finish in the mile at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Finished third in the invitational section of the 800 in 1:50.12 at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 26) ... One day earlier, anchored Tennessee's third-place distance medley relay team ... Finished eighth in the 800 at the SEC Indoor Championships with his time of 1:50.96 (March 2) ... Led off Tennessee's distance medley relay team that finished ninth in the invitational section at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Ran to a seventh-place, 1:52.73 finish in the 800 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 23).

2007 Outdoor-Ran the third leg on Tennessee's third-place distance medley relay team at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Later that day, he carried the baton for the anchor leg on Tennessee's fourth-place sprint medley team ... Won the 800 at the Vanderbilt Invitational in 1:50.78 to claim his first individual victory as a Vol (April 21) ... Finished fourth in the 800 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in a personal-best time of 1:48.89 to add points to Tennessee's team title (May 13) ... Crossed the finish line second in the 800 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight in 1:49.16, a personal-best clocking at the time (May 1) ... Finished seventh in the 800 with a time of 1:51.27 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Placed fourth in the 800 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, his first race at that distance of the season (March 31) ... Advanced to the NCAA Mideast Regional and placed eighth after recording a time of 1:49.26 in the finals (May 26) ... Ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's 4x400 relay team in the semifinals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 7).

2007 Indoor-Ran the third leg on Tennessee's SEC champion distance medley relay team ... Took the baton on the third leg of Tennessee's victorious distance medley relay team at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 27) ... Also at the Gladstein Invitational, finished fourth in the 800 in his first competition as a Vol ... Finished second in the college section of the 800 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 2) ... Placed fifth in the 800 at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor season-best time of 1:49.99 (Feb. 25) ... Crossed the finish line sixth in the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 16) ... Ran the third leg on Tennessee's 4x400 relay team that finished fifth in the championship section at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3).

2007 Cross Country-Lettered after scoring for the Vols at the 8K SEC Championship (Oct. 27) ... Crossed the finish line 30th overall and fifth among Vols at the conference championship race ... Finished eighth on the team at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic Gold Race (Sept. 29) ... Finished 50th overall, ninth among Vols, at the season-opening 8K Covered Bridge Open (Aug. 31).

Before Tennessee-Transferred from Central Arizona College after two seasons there ... Served as a team captain in 2006 ... Ranks sixth on Central Arizona's all-time 800 list with his personal-best time of 1:50.14 ... Anchored the sixth-fastest 4x800 relay team in Vaqueros' history in 2005 ... Was a member of back-to-back NJCCA outdoor track championship teams at Central Arizona, helping the team win the 2005 and 2006 national titles ... Won the 1,500 and took third-place in the 800 at the 2005 NJCCA outdoor track championships ... Placed fifth in 800 and 1,500 at the 2006 NJCCA outdoor track championships.

Personal-Full name is Andrew James Dawson ... Born Sept. 24, 1985 in Oakland, Calif. ... Mother is Rebecca Dawson ... Sister, Spring, lettered in track at Auburn from 2001-04 ... Family also includes brothers Lance, Tony, Drake and Cameron and sister Brooke.

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