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    Andy Baksa     
     
      Andy Baksa
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Farragut, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut

Last College:
Belmont

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 155

Event:
5,000/10.000

Experience:
SQ

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
1,500 3:53.56
3,000 8:16.50
5,000 14:28.14
10,000 30:20.51

SEC Results-Indoor
2005-5,000 DNF

SEC Results-Cross Country
2004-8K 24:26.30 (21st)
2005-7.9K 24:00.15 (21st)

South Regional Results-Cross Country
2004-10K 30:33.46 (21st)
2005-10K 31:08.46 (18th)

NCAA Results-Cross Country
2005-10K 31:21.1 (139th)

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- Exercise science.

2006-Outdoor- Did not compete.

2006-Indoor- Ran his personal-best 1,500 time of 8:16.50 on his way to a third-place finish at the Indiana Open (Jan. 27) ... Finished fifth in the mile with a time of 4:13.06 at the Niswonger Invitational (Jan. 21).

2005-Outdoor- Finished eighth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:03.94 at the Jim Click Shootout in an injury-shortened outdoor season.

2005-Indoor- Ran his career-best 3,000 time of 8:20.31 to place ninth at the Penn State National Meet (Jan. 29) ... Finished ninth in the 5,000 with a season-best time of 14:36.14 at the New Balance Invitational in New York (Feb. 5) ... Made the cut to join UT's travel squad to the SEC indoor championships and competed in the 5,000 but did not finish ... Took ninth in the mile with a time of 4:16.51 at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational.

2004-Indoor and Outdoor- Sat out season after transferring from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. ... Ran his 5,000 PR of 14:28.14 while competing unattached at the Sea Ray Relays (April 10), finishing third behind pros Anthony Famiglietti and Joe Driscoll ... Clocked his 1,500 career-best time of 3:53.56 to strike silver while competing unattached at the Gatorade Classic (May 2) ... Achieved his lifetime-best 10,000 time of 30:20.51 while competing unattached to garner sixth in the Olympic development section at the Penn Relays.

Cross Country 2005- Proved to be one of the most dependable Vols, lettering after running in all seven races and scoring in six of them ... In three of the season's last four races, including the critically important NCAA South Regional and NCAA championship, Baksa was the second Vol to finish ... Peaked in the postseason, earning all-region honors after finishing 18th, second among Vols, in 31:08.46 at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Crossed 21st, third among Vols, with a time of 24:00.15 at the 7.9K SEC championship ... Finished second among Vols and 139th overall with a time of 31:21.1 at the 10K NCAA championship ... Posted season-best finish of fifth, third among Vols, with a time of 15:35 at the 5K Chattanooga Invitational, a meet Tennessee won ... Finished sixth with a time of 24:23 at the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational, the lone meet in which Baksa didn't score for the Vols ... Placed 20th, fifth among Vols, with a time of 25:13.37 at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic (gold race) ... Crossed the finish line 72nd, second among Vols, at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational (blue race).

Cross Country 2004- Lettered for the Vols after running in five of Tennessee's six races ... Served as a model of dependability by finishing either first or second in the Tennessee pack in each of the five races in which he competed ... Earned all-region acclaim with a 21st-place, second among Vols, 30:33.46 effort at the 10K South regional ... Finished as the second Tennessean and 21st finisher overall with a 24:26.30 time at the 8K SEC championship ... Finished a season-best second overall, also second among Vols, in 25:13.98 to help the squad to a season-opening win at Western Kentucky's five-mile Old Timers Classic ... Placed fifth, second among Vols, in 25:51.41 at the 8K Tennessee Invitational ... Led Tennessee and finished 41st overall with a 24:46.2 offering at the Pre-NCAA Meet (white race).

BEFORE TENNESSEE:

Transferred from Belmont after running two seasons of cross country and one track season ... Earned fourth in the 5,000 and fifth in the 1,500 at the 2003 Atlantic Sun Championships ... Finished sixth in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational ... Took third in the 1,500 at the TSU-Boston/Moon Classic ... In the 2003 cross country season, Baksa notched three top-five finishes ... Finished second in 25:21 at the 8K Atlantic Sun Championship ... Placed fifth in 15:06.92 at the 5K Belmont Opener ... In the 2002 cross country season, Baksa posted three top-30 finishes and was named to the Atlantic Sun all-conference and all-freshman teams ... Posted his season-best finish of seventh at the 2002 Atlantic Sun Championship ... Competed for Farragut High, where he lettered in track and field and cross country each of his four years ... Won the individual Tennessee high school state cross country title in 1998 and 2001 ... Paced his cross country team to state titles in 1999 and 2001 ... Also helped his track team to state titles in 1998 and 1999 ... Claimed the 1,600 state title in 2001 and 3,200 state crown in 2002 ... Earned all-state honors eight times ... Holds Farragut High records in the 1,600, 3,200 and three-mile cross country run.

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