Alex McCandless     
      Alex McCandless
Sevierville, Tenn.

High School:
Sevier County

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 139


Year (In/Out):


Mile: 4:22.10 (2012)
3,000m: 8:47.97 (2011)

3,000m SC: 9:57.84 (2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Recipient of team's James Snow Award.

2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Ran the opening 1200m leg on UT's DMR that placed 10th at SEC Indoors in a season-best time of 10:09.78... Placed ninth in the mile at the Auburn Invitational, covering the distance in 4:22.10...Placed fifth in the Blue Division of the mile in 4:23.91 at the Akron Invitational...Anchored UT's DMR to fifth at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge in 10:11.17...Ran the mile at A&M in 4:22.33...Ran the 3000m in 8:55.01 at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - N/A.

2011: Honors - Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Received the James Snow Award, which goes to the outstanding academic Vol freshman...Indoors - Ran the 3000 meters at Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial, finishing in 8:47.97...Outdoors - Placed 13th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Sea Ray Relays, covering the distance in 9:57.84.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2000m steeplechase at the 2010 Volunteer Track Classic and was runner-up in 2009...Had a PR steeple clocking of 6:17.69 in taking 13th at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals...Broke every distance record at Sevier County High School, many of them formerly held by his father...Owns a 16:45 5K personal best in the Senior Boys Division at the 2009 Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships...National finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman in 2009...Valedictorian of his class.

PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1992, in Knoxville, Tenn....Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and interested in psychology as a major...Parents are Eddie and Libby McCandless...Has a younger sister, Caitlyn.



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