Ryan Demers     
      Ryan Demers

Acton, Maine

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 140


2001- Redshirted.

Cross Country 2001- Won the Most Valuable Runner and Captain's Awards at the team banquet...Earned All-SEC and All-Region honors...Served as captain of the 2001 squad...A model of consistency and constant improvement...Led Tennessee in each of the six races in which he competed and placed in the top 10 in four of those meets...Peaked at right time for the Vols with a fourth-place, 30:55.31 finish at the NCAA South Regionals to help the Vols capture a NCAA Championships berth...Best 8K time came in the SEC Championships, where he clocked a 24:25.13 to finish sixth...Nearly missed All-America acclaim with a 48th-place, 30:19 effort at the NCAA Championships.

BEFORE TENNESSEE- Transferred from Clemson after competing two years there... Made All-Southeast Region in cross country during sophomore year by finishing the Furman course in 31:03...Ran as Clemson's No. 1 or No. 2 runner during his sophomore cross country season...Ran a 4:06 leg in the DMR to help provisionally qualify for the NCAA Indoors...Ran a mile in 4:07.38 at the Virginia Tech Indoors...Posted top 5,000M run time of 14:34 outdoors at Duke...Posted a 4:14 in the mile run to finish seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships...Clocked a 3:46 to earn fifth in the 1,500M run at the ACC Outdoor Championships... Ran a 3:45.66 in the 1,500M run at Stanford.

HIGH SCHOOL- Ran for Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine under Coach Charles Malia...Placed runner-up in the Maine state cross country championship his senior year...Took fourth at the state cross country meet his junior year...Finished as the state runner-up in the two-mile run his senior year...Ran on the state champion 4x400M relay his junior and senior years...On relay that holds state record in the 4x400M relay.



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