Bulldogs Track and Field BIO
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Overview: Teammate of fellow freshman Sam Maynard at Medina HS in Medina, Ohio...competes on both cross country and track and field squads...has been one of Asheville's top runners during his career and should make a run at Big South Conference honors in 2010.


2009 Cross Country: Came in 13th at WCU Open (9-4) to begin season with time of 16:45 in 5K...top time in 8K came at Charlotte Invitational (10-2) at 26:27...finished 23rd at Big South Conference mee at time of 27:23.


2008-09: Was a solid contributor for the cross counrty team running as the 3-4 man on the team all year...boasted an 8K best of 26:45 during cross country...ran 4:33 for the mile at the Liberty Open (1-24) during Indoor Season...competed in the 5K at the Charlotte 49er Classic (3-21) and finished with a time of 15:55.


Before UNC Asheville: Part of powerful Medina Cross Country program that won the Ohio state championship in 2007 and finished 12th nationally...was a four-year letterwinner and team captain...had personal best of 1:57 in the 800 meters, 4:34 in the 1600 meters and 16:30 in the 5000 meters...ran the 800, 1600, and 5000 meters in high school...father Erin Rankin holds the school record in the 1500 at the University of Oklahoma with 3:42.