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  Gabe Jennings
Gabe Jennings

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, WI

High School:
Madison East High School

Event:
Middle Distances

Birthdate:
01/25/1979

Honors:
2000 Olympian
3-time NCAA Champion
Seven-time All-American

Stanford: Arguably the nation’s most versatile middle distance runner … A member of the 2000 United States Olympic Team in the 1500 meters … A semifinalist in the 1500 meters at the Sydney Olympics … The 2000 NCAA outdoor champion in the 1500 meters and the NCAA indoor champion in the mile.

2001 Track & Field Season (Junior): A NCAA automatic qualifier in the 1500 meters and 800 meters … Captured the Pac-10 title in the 1500 meters for the second consecutive season as the Cardinal finished 1-2-3-4 … … Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships with a season best time of 3:37.56 … Ran a career best 1:46.83 in the 800 meters at the Cardinal Qualifier, the third fastest all-time at Stanford … Placed third in the 800 meters at the Pac-10 championships … Helped lead Stanford to victory in the distance medley relay at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships … Finished third in the mile at the NCAA Indoors … Ran three sub-4:00 minute miles in less than 24 hours at the NCAA Indoor Championships … At the USA Outdoor Championships, finished fourth in the 1500 meters in a time of 3:38.02 … Competed at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

2000 Sydney Olympics: A semifinalist in the 1500 meters at the Summer Olympics … Finished sixth in his preliminary heat to qualify for the semi-finals.

2000 U.S. Olympic Trials: Captured first place honors in the 1500 meters to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team … His winning time of 3:35.90 was the top performer by an American in 2000 at the time.

2000 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): Helped lead the Stanford men’s track & field team to its first NCAA team title in 66 years … Captured the NCAA title in the 1500 meters in a time of 3:37.76 … Also ran a NCAA qualifying time in the 5000 meters at 13:44.60, the fourth best time in school history … Ran the anchor leg on Stanford’s winning distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays … Ran the 1600 meters in 3:56.5, equivalent of a 3:57.6 mile … He helped lead Stanford’s distance medley relay team to a time of 9:32.86, the fastest outdoor Collegiate Bests: time in the nation in 2000 … The Pac-10 champion in the 1500 meters … Won the NCAA indoor mile title (3:59.46), less than 22 hours after helping Stanford win the NCAA indoor title in the distance medley relay in world record time of 9:28.83 … Jennings also placed seventh in the 3000 meters (8:04.96) at the NCAA Indoors … Winner of Stanford’s Block "S" Outstanding Male Sophomore Award.

1999 Track & Field Season: Redshirted … However, he ran several impressive races unattached … Finished seventh in an extremely strong field in the 1500 meters at the U.S. Track & Field Championships … Won the Vancouver Harry Jerome Classic 1500 meters in 3:40.41 … A member of the USATF middle distance development crew that competed in Europe … Ran a then personal best 3:39.85 in Birmingham, England.

1998 Track & Field Season (Freshman): An outstanding freshman season ... Finished a close second in the 1500 meters to gain All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoors ... Ran the fastest time in the prelims, 3:40.54, then a freshman school record ... An NCAA qualifier in three events, the 800, the 1500 and 5000 meters, the only freshman in the nation to do so ... Ranked as the #1 freshman in the United States at 1500 meters, the mile and the 3000 meters ... Ranked as the #2 freshman in the United States at 5000 meters behind teammate Jonathon Riley ... At the Pac-10 meet, finished third in the 5000 meters ... Finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships to gain All-America honors ... The first American Junior to run a sub-4:00 mile (3:59.32) in 12 years ... The former school record holder in the indoor 3000 meters ... His time of 7:58.40 for 3000 meters is the second fastest ever by an American junior ... Enjoyed a highly productive summer in 1998, winning the 1500 meters in stifling heat at the U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships in Edwardsville, IL ... Then two hours later, he took first place in the 5000 meters (14:48.03) to become the first runner to win both distance events in the 27-year history of the meet ... His victories qualified him for the World Junior Championships in Annecy, France, where he finished fifth in the 1500 meters ... Also during the summer of 1998, took sixth place in an extremely strong field in the 800 meters (1:46.99) at the U.S. Track & Field Championships in New Orleans.

2000 Cross Country Season (Junior): Did not compete.

1999 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): Helped lead the Cardinal to victory at the NCAA West Regional meet … Placed fourth at the NCAA West Regionals individually … Also competed at the NCAA’s at Indiana … Captured the BYU Invitational.

1998 Cross Country Season (Freshman): A solid effort during the season, competing in four races with two top-four performances ... Won the Stanford Invitational.

1997 Cross Country Season: Redshirted ... Captured the Junior National Cross Country championship in Portland and secured a spot on his third U.S. national team ... It was the fourth straight year that a Stanford athlete had won the race ... His victory helped Stanford win the team title.

High School: Won nine state titles and set the Wisconsin 1600 meter record of 4:04.97 ... Also took the high school 1500 meters two straight years at the Penn Relays ... At the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene in 1997, ran a 4:02.81 in the mile, a personal best by five seconds and the fastest prep mile in 23 years ... Jennings time was the seventh best in prep history and the fastest since 1974 ... At the 1997 U.S. Junior National Track & Field Championships in Edwardsville, IL, placed second in the 1500 meters in a time of 3:45.98 ... Competed in the 1997 Junior Pan Am Games in Cuba ... A two-time state champion and All-American in cross country ... A seven-time state track champion in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meters.

Cardinal Catalogue: Grew up in the Forks of Salmon, a tiny outpost on the Salmon River in Siskiyou County, before his family moved to Madison ... Music major ... A 2000 CoSida District-8 Academic selection … A 1998 Pac-10 All-Academic cross country selection ... A 2000 and 2001 Pacific-10 Track & Field first team All-Academic selection … Born January 25, 1979.

Collegiate Career Bests: 800 meters (1:46.83); 1500 meters (3:35.21); 5000 meters (13:44.60)


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