Steve Klein     
      Steve Klein

Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 128

Steeple/ 5,000


2002-Outdoor- Ran his season-best steeplechase time of 9:50.84 to earn eighth in the open section at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Finished eighth in the steeplechase in 9:50.92 as the Vols took the team title at the Cal Invitational ... Posted his lifetime-best 3,000m run time of 9:03.21 to open the outdoor season at USCís Trojan Classic.

2002-Indoor- Ran a 9:02.25 in the 3,000m run at Virginia Techís Kroger Invitational (Jan. 19) ... Placed 15th in 9:06.89 in the 3,000m run at the Kentucky Invitational.

2001-Outdoor- Clocked his season-best 9:47.09 in the steeplechase to take fifth at the Spring Gobbler Invitational at Virginia Tech (April 21)...Ran a 9:50.00 in the steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State...Broke the tape in 4:19.52 in the 1,500M run at the Gatorade Track Classic in Knoxville...Doubled in the 1,500M run (ninth, 4:17.29) and 3,000M run (fourth, 8:59.81) at the SEC Quad in Starkville, Miss.

2001-Indoor- Squad member.

2000- Redshirted...Won the James Snow Freshman Academic Award at the team banquet.

Cross Country 2002- Won Most Improved Award ... Ran rock-solid for the Vols by running and scoring in all seven races of the season, the only Vol other than Patrick Gildea to accomplish the feat ... Earned All-Region honors ... His 19th-place (fifth among Vols), 33:05.01 finish at the 10K NCAA South Regionals proved crucial to Tennesseeís qualifying for nationals for a second consecutive year ... Finished 28th (fourth among Vols) in 26:27.67 at the 8K SEC Championships ... Clocked in at 32:21.7 to finish fifth in the Vol pack and 206th overall at the 10K NCAA Championships ... Notched his best 8K time of the year, 25:40.6, at the Indiana State Invitational to place fifth among Vols and 51st overall ... Ninth-place, fourth among Vols, finish to help the Vols to the team victory at the 8K Furman Invitational stands as seasonís best ... Placed 14th, fifth in the Vol pack, in 27:22.3 as the Volunteers took the team title at the 8K Tennessee Invitational.

Cross Country 2001- Ran in six of seven meets and scored in three of them...Best finish of 21st came at the 5K UTC Invitational where he clocked a 16.44...Took 28th (fifth among Vols) in 32:12.47 at the NCAA South Regionals to help propel the Vols back to the NCAA Championships...Notched his best 8K time of the season (26:06.74) at the SEC Championshps to earn 41st...Closed out the Vols' scoring with his 220th-place, 32:39 effort in the NCAA Championships.

Cross Country 1999- Posted an 8K 26:42 to finish 12th at the Tennessee Intercollegiates...Finished in 26:48 at the Furman Invitational...Took 21st at the 6K Catamount Classic in 19:30.

HIGH SCHOOL- Led Shenendehowa High to the 1998 state cross country title...Member of the Penn Relay top U.S. distance medley relay team and national champion indoor 4x800M relay...Took 1999 steeplechase state championship...In cross country, named All-State Second Team in 1998 and Third Team in 1997...School record holder in the 2,000M steeple, 3,000M steeple and the 4x800 relay (indoor and outdoor)...Team won 93 straight dual meets...Third runner on the No. 2 cross country team in the nation in 1998...Led off the indoor state champion 4x800M relay...Teammate of Vol Rob Cloutier.



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