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  Justin Marpole-Bird
Justin Marpole-Bird

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

High School:
St. George's School

Stanford: Pac-10 experience in cross country and a regional qualifier in the 1,500 meters during track...should bring leadership and depth to the 2009 Stanford squad.

2008 Season (Sophomore): Competed in the 2009 Pac-10 Championships where the Cardinal finished second...best finish of the season came at the season-opening USF Invitational, where he placed fourth overall and was Stanford's second runner.

2007 Season (Freshman): Finished as the runner-up at the Chico State Invitational with an 8,000-meter time of 26:20.4...ran a season-best 8,000-meter time of 24:09 at the Pac-10 Championships...finished 12th at the Stanford Invitational to help Stanford to the meet title.

2006 Season: Redshirted.

International Competition: A member of the 2006 Canadian team that competed at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Beijing, China, competing in the 1,500 meters.

High School: Captured the 1,500 and 3,000-meter titles at the 2006 British Columbia High School Championships...runner-up in the 1,500 meters at both the British Columbia Junior Championships and the Canadian Junior Championships...runner-up in the 1,500 meters at the 2005 British Columbia High School Championships...2004 and 2005 British Columbia High School Cross Country champion...finished eighth in the 1,500 at the World Youth Final...holds the Canadian youth record in the 1,500 meters at 3:47.4, but also set a personal record of 3:45.9 in the 1,500 meters at the World Junior Championships in China.

Cardinal Catalogue: International relations major...parents are John Bird and Monica Marpole...2009 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention in cross country...2009 USTFCCA Academic All-American in track and field...2008 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention for outdoor track...2008 and 2009 MPSF All-Academic for indoor track.


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