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    Axel Mostrag     
     
      Axel Mostrag
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Krasnik, Poland

High School:
Fork Union [Va.] Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 163

Event:
800/1500

MOSTRAG ABBREVIATED
High School
Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy
Coach Winston Brown
Career Bests
800 - 1:50.25
1,500 - 3:47.31
Mile - 4:19.12
SEC Results-Indoor
2008-800 1:50.25 (6th)
distance medley relay 9:55.71 (4th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2008-800 prelims 1:51.75 (12th)

Major-Arts & Sciences.

2008 Outdoor-Stepped up in distance to finish eighth in the 1,500 with a 3:52.97 clocking at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... In his first 800 of the season, finished fourth in a season-best 1:51.47 at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... Finished fourth in the 800 in 1:51.81 and ran the third leg on Tennessee's second-place 4x400 relay team at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Finished seventh in the 800 with a time of 1:52.23 and led off Tennessee's second-place 4x800 relay team in front of the home crowd at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Took the baton for the second leg on the Vols' fourth-place 4x800 relay team one day after running the third leg for Tennessee's eighth-place distance medley relay at the Penn Relays (April 26) ... Finished seventh in the 1,500 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 18) ... Recorded a time of 1:51.75 for the 12th-fastest time during the preliminary round of the 800 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 16).

2008 Indoor-Named to SEC All-Freshman Team as the highest-finishing freshman in the 800 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran to a personal-best, 1:50.25 clocking while placing sixth and also took the baton for the third leg on Tennessee's fourth-place distance medley relay team at the conference championship meet (March 2) ... Placed eighth in the invitational section of the 800 at the Penn State National Invitational, his first collegiate competition at his specialty distance (Jan. 26) ... Led off Tennessee's third-place distance medley relay team at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 25) ... Finished fourth in the 800 after stopping the clock at 1:52.08 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 23) ... Placed 10th in a personal-best time of 4:19.12 at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge in his only mile of the season (Jan. 19) ... Ran the third leg on Tennessee's distance medley relay team that finished ninth in the championship section at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Placed 16th in the 800 with a time of 1:52.10 at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier (March 8).

High School-Won the 800 at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals in a meet-record time of 1:51.63, which ranks as the seventh-fastest all-time high school clocking ... Won the 1,000 at the 2007 New Balance Collegiate Invitational in 2:26.11 which ranks as the ninth-fastest high school mark of all time ... Team won state championships in cross country and indoor and outdoor track in 2005 and 2006 ... Won the VISAA championship in the indoor and outdoor 800 while leading Fork Union to its 20th consecutive outdoor team title ... Won four 5K races during the 2006 cross country season, including the Prep League Championship ... Won the 5K Virginia Independent School Cross Country State Meet in 2005 ... Finished second in the 800 at the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Earned All-Prep League honors in cross country and indoor and outdoor track during the 2006-07 academic year ... Named Fork Union's Most Valuable Track & Field Athlete after the 2007 season.

Personal-Full name is Arkadiusz Pavel Mostrag ... Born Feb. 4, 1988 in Krasnik ... Parents are Andrzej and Barbara Mostrag ... Brother, Mariusz, contested the 800 for Virginia Commenwealth at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Family also includes older brothers Tomek and Raphael.

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