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Garrett Sweatt
Garrett Sweatt
Position: Distances
Other Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edwardsville, Ill.
High School: Edwardsville
Major: Biology
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Career Bests (thru 2015):
  • 5,000 meters: 13:54.30
  • 10,000: 28:51.56
  • 1,500: 3:48.09
  • Two Mile: 9:07.52c
  • Mile: 4:10.48i
  • 3,000: 8:10.55i

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Won the second section of the 10,000 at the Stanford Invitational in a personal best 28:51.56.
  • Fourth in the 10,000 at the Pac-12 Championships (29:42.82).
  • Set 5,000 PB of 13:54.40 at the Payton Jordan Invitational.
  • Fifth in the steeplechase at the Big Meet.
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

Indoors

  • Ran a sub-14:00 5,000 and set a personal record by nine seconds when he ran 13:59.30 to place third at the MPSF Championships.
  • Ran in two races during the indoor season, also setting a personal best in the 3,000 (8:10.55) while placing 10th at the Razorback Invitational.

2014 Season:
Outdoors 

  • Finished 13th in the 10,000 at the Pac-12 Championships (31:08.44).
  • Set a personal record in the 5,000 of 14:08.43 at the Payton Jordan Invitational, placing sixth in the fourth section.
  • Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 5,000 and placed 32nd in 14:40.98, and did not advance.
  • 10th in the Big Meet 3,000.
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

Indoors

  • Broke personal best in the 3,000 with an 8:10.92 for eighth in the invite race at the Penn State National on Feb. 1.
  • Set a mile PB at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview with a 4:10.48.

2013 Season:
Outdoors 

  • Redshirted, but ran unattached.
  • Set personal best in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational, running 14:10.86.
  • Also ran 14:14.78 at the Payton Jordan Invitational.
  • Set 1,500 personal best of 3:48.09 at the Portland Track Festival.

Indoors

  • Placed 16th in the MPSF Championships in the 5,000 in 14:26.03.
  • Also was 24th at MPSF's in the 3,000, in 8:20.93.
  • Had season mile best of 4:18.66 from the UW Preview.
  • Competed in four meets, running the 3,000 and 5,000 twice each, and the mile once.

Cross Country:

  • All-West Region selection in 2015.
  • Placed 64th at 2015 NCAA Championships, helping Stanford to third.
  • Placed 68th at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
  • Helped Stanford to second place, as team's No. 6 runner.
  • Placed 21st in 2014 Pac-12 meet and 29th at NCAA West Regionals.
  • Stanford's No. 1 at the Washington Invitational.
  • Ran No. 5 for Stanford at the 2013 Pac-12 and West Region championships, finishing 31st in the latter as the Cardinal won the title, and was team's No. 6 at 2013 NCAA's.

High School:

  • Third in the 2010 Illinois state 3A championships in the 3,200 (9:14.34) and fourth in 2012 (9:09.21).
  • Four-time Madison County and Southwestern Conference cross-country champion.
  • Ran 9:06.07 at the Belleville West Invitational to break a 3,200 meet record held by two-time world cross-country champion Craig Virgin since 1972.
  • Set personal record of 9:04.46 on his home track.
  • Tied the school record of 14:20 on the three-mile cross country state course.
  • Two-year cross country captain, and 2012 track captain.
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro 2012 Cross Country Runner of the Year.
  • A three-time regional and two-time sectional champion in cross country.
  • Led Edwardsville to four county titles and four trips to the Illinois state meet.
  • Helped Edwardsville capture the 2008 conference, region and section titles.
  • Also a three-time all-state performer in track.
  • Won three 3,200 and two 1,600 conference titles.

Personal:

  • Parents are Andy and Valerie Sweatt.
  • Majoring in biology.
  • Has a goal of becoming a cancer researcher.
  • Father competed on the swim team at Tennessee.
  • Uncle William Sweatt was a quartermiler on the Naval Academy track team.
  • Has two older brothers, Willie and Eli, and a younger sister, Allie.

Career Statistics:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2015 Outdoors (5) 10,000 28:51.56 4 (Pac-12) 15 --
    5,000 13:54.40 -- -- --
    Steeple 9:40.54 -- -- --
  Indoors (2) 5,000 13:59.30 6 (MPSF) -- --
    3,000 8:10.55 -- -- --
2014 Outdoors (5) 10,000 31:08.44 13 (Pac-12) -- --
    5,000 14:08.43 -- 32 --
    3,000 8:37.82 -- -- --
    1,500 3:54.71 -- -- --
  Indoors (2) 3,000 8:10.92 -- -- --
    Mile 4:10.48 -- -- --
2013 Outdoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
  Indoors (3) 5,000 14:26.03 16 (MPSF) -- --
    3,000 8:20.93 24 (MPSF) -- --
    Mile 4:18.66 -- -- --

 

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