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    Steve Fassino     
     
      Steve Fassino
Hometown:
Signal Mountain, Tenn.

High School:
Red Bank

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 152

Event:
Distance

Year (In/Out):
Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS

Indoors
Mile: 4:21.14 (2010)
3,000m: 8:30.80 (2010)
5,000m: 14:49.00 (2010)

Outdoors
1,500m: 4:01.23 (2011)
3,000m Steeplechase: 9:05.28 (2011)
5,000m: 15:04.50 (2009)
10,000m: 31:28.53 (2010)

FASSINO'S SEC SCORING

2011 Outdoor 3,000mSC: 5th, 9:06.38

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Fifth-place finisher in 2011 SEC 3000m steeplechase...Three-time member of SEC Academic Honor Roll...2011 and 2010 SEC Track & Field Community Service Team member...Winner of four team awards, including 2011 Jon Young Captain's Award.

2012: Honors - None...Indoors - N/A...Outdoors - N/A.

2011: Honors - Named to the SEC Track & Field Community Service Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll...Recipient of UT's Dr. Jack Chesney Award (for outstanding community service) and Jon Young Captain's Award...Indoors - Saw action in only three meets indoors...Best effort was just shy of his 3000m career best, as he placed 11th at the Hokie Invitational with an 8:32.55 effort...Was 15th in the 5000m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational for the second straight season, running 15:31.29...Outdoors - Became a first-time SEC scorer, placing fifth in the 3000m steeplechase in 9:06.38...Ran his personal best in that event at the Penn Relays, where he was fourth in the college division in 9:05.28...Was third in the steeple at the Sea Ray Relays, finishing in 9:20.55...Part of UT's third-place 4x1500m unit (16:42.54) at the Sea Ray Relays.

2010: Honors - Named to the SEC Track & Field Community Service Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll...Received Most Improved Athlete Indoor Track Award and Community Service Award...Indoors - Recorded a PR of 8:30.80 in the 3,000m while placing 11th at the Texas A&M Challenge...Set a lifetime-best 5,000m mark of 14:49.0 to finish 15th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Registered a time of 4:21.14 for a career best in the mile at the Hokie Invitational...Outdoors - Notched a personal best in the 3000m steeplechase with an 11th-place effort (9:20.74) at the Pepsi Florida Relays and then followed it up with a readout of 9:16.97 to finish ninth in the Olympic Development section at the Penn Relays...Went on to finish 10th in the steeplechase at the SEC Championships with a time of 9:21.55...Shattered previous career best in the 10,000m by 10 seconds with a time of 31:28.53 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2009: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Competed in only one race, placing fourth in the 3,000m with a time of 8:45.70 at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Outdoors - Finished runner-up in the steeplechase with a then-lifetime-best time of 9:46.31 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Crossed the line second in the 5,000m with a lifetime-best time of 15:04.50 at the Eastern Kentucky Open...Placed seventh at the Sea Ray Relays in the 10,000m with a then-lifetime-best clocking of 31:38.74.

2008: Indoors - Redshirted, but he ran in three indoor 3,000m races, posting a top time of 8:41.61 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Outdoors - Redshirted, but he competed unattached...Finished 11th in a time of 32:29.66 in the 10,000m at the USA Junior Championships...Qualified for the USA Junior Championships with a then-personal-best time of 32:11.19 in the 10,000m at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Recorded his then-personal-best time of 15:18.20 in the 5K at the Vandy Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state cross country honors in 2005 and was named all-state on the track in 2006...Won the 3,200m at the 2007 TSSAA Section 2 AAA South Sub-Sectionals.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 28, 1989, in Chicago, Ill....Majoring in mathematics...Parents are Gary and Debbie Fassino...Has a sister, Rachel.

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