Elizabeth  Altizer

Elizabeth Altizer

Bartlett, Tenn.

High School:
St. Benedict at Auburndale



Year (In/Out):


800m: 2:19.26 (2009)
Mile: 5:02.14 (2012)
3000m: 10:31.31 (2011)

800m: 2:09.34 (2012)
1500m: 4:31.46 (2012)
3,000m: 10:29.12 (2012)
5,000m: 18:41.56 (2011)

UT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll on four occasions.

2012: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Competed in the mile at the SEC Indoor meet, but her 5:05.58 readout did not advance her to the final...Produced a career-best time of 5:02.14 in the Gold Division at the Akron Invitational...Ran the 800m in 2:19.76 at the Kentucky Inv....Outdoors - Clocked her career best in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships, running 2:09.34 to wind up sixth in heat one and 12th overall in the prelims...Checked in third with a career-best 10:29.12 readout in the 3000m at the Tennessee Challenge...Ran a 1500m PR of 4:31.46 to place sixth at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Finished sixth in the 1500m at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual in 4:43.65...Competed in both the 800 and 1500m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Finished fourth in the open 800m in 2:13.25 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2011: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Logged personal records in the mile and 3000m...Produced a 5:03.02 readout in the mile at the Texas A&M Challenge...Crossed the line in 10:31.31 at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - Logged career bests at every distance outdoors, including three events at the SEC Championships...Ran 4:41.21 in the 1500m, 2:14.64 in the 800m and 18:41.56 in the 5000m at the league meet...Scored in two events for Tennessee at the UT-UCLA Dual, placing fifth in the 3K in a PR of 10:46.03 and sixth in the 1500m in a then-PR of 4:46.18...Ran on third-place UT distance medley and 4x800m units at the Sea Ray Relays.

2010: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Saw the most extensive duty of her career outside, competing in three events (800m, 1500m, 5000m) at the SEC Championships...Best effort came in the 1500m, where she posted a personal best of 4:49.72 in the prelims...Chipped in legs to a pair of sixth-place baton-event tandems at the Sea Rays Relays, including the DMR and 4x800m.

2009: Honors - Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Ran her mile personal best in the prelims of the SEC Indoor Championships, logging a 5:06.19 readout...Her 3000m indoor best of 10:31.99 came at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - Saw action in two meets outdoors as a rookie...Recorded a 1500m season best of 4:51.37 at the Pepsi Florida Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named both track and cross country's Most Valuable Runner and Scholar-Athlete recipient in her final three seasons...Was track & field's Rookie of the Year and Scholar-Athlete award recipient as a freshman...Nine-time region champion on the oval and scored 12 times at the state track & field meet, finishing fourth in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m and third in the 4x800m relay as a senior...Was regional cross country champion in 2005, finished second in 2006 and 2007, and placed fourth, fifth and third, respectively, at the state cross country meet in her final three seasons at St. Benedict...Won the Shelby County title in her first career cross country race...Prep track personal records include 2:18.35 for 800m, 4:56.98 for 1500m, 5:08.20 for 1600m and 11:32.95 for 3200m...Holds school records at 800m and 1600m and with 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams.

PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn....Majoring in biological sciences...Parents are Captain Philip and Lisa Altizer... Has one sister, Mary Katherine...Recipient of the Price/Wheeler Women's Athletic Endowed Scholarship.



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