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Niklas Buhner
Niklas Buhner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Plettenberg, Germany

High School:
St. Ursula Gymnasium

Event:
Distance

2012 Outdoor: Season best time of 3:47:49 in the 1500m finishing third at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic... Ran the 3000m with a mark of 8:15.95 finishing third at the same meet... Posted a time of 9:17.06 in the 3000m Steeplechase at the SEC Outdoor Championships, finishing eighth... Season best time of 14:25.63 in the 5000m finishing second at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational.

2012 Indoor: Season best mark of 4:05.61 in the 1 mile finishing eighth at the Spire Invitational... Won the 1 mile at the Alabama Indoor Opener and the Auburn Indoor Invitational with times of 4:06.00 and 4:08.93... Won the DMR at the Auburn Indoor Invitational with a mark of 10:05.77... Season best time of 8:22.10 in the 3000m, finishing second at the VT Elite Meet.

2011 Outdoor: Debuted at the Tiger Track Classic in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing third at 9:17.71 ... Competed in the 1500m at the Seminole Invitational and placed fifth at 3:47.18 ... Ran the 1500m invitational at the War Eagle Invitational and placed 11th at 3:57.67 ... Ran the 3000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays and finished 11th with a time of 9:11.28 ... Competed in the 1500m (3:50.01) and the 5000m (15:02.99) at the SEC Outdoor, finishing fifth and 19th, respectively ... Ran the 1500m at the NCAA Prelims and finished 11th in Heat 1 with a time of 3:54.23.

2011 Indoor: Competed in three meets during the indoor season ... Debuted in the one mile run at the GaReat Invitational, finishing sixth in 4:06.85 ... Ran the one mile again at the Tyson Invitational and placed fifth at 4:06.38 ... Competed at the SEC Indoor and placed eighth at 4:09.16.

Prior to Auburn: Attended St. Ursula Gymnasium in Attendorn, Germany

Personal: Born on Oct. 6, 1989, in Plettenberg, Germany ... Son of Ralt and Annette Buhner ... Has one sister, Kirsten (25)