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Marcus Rowland
Marcus Rowland

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Spartanburg, S.C.

High School:
Dorman

Event:
Sprints

2013 NCAA Indoor Runner-Up (60m)
2013 NCAA Indoor All-American (60m)
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Finalist (200m)
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (100m)
2012 U.S. Track and Field 4x100m Olympic Training Camp Participant
2012 NACAC U23 Gold Medalist (4x100m)
2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American (100m/200m/4x100m Relay)
2012 NCAA Indoor All-American (60m)
2010 NCAA Outdoor All-American (100m)
2010 NCAA Indoor All-American (60m/200m)
2010 SEC Indoor Champion (60m)
2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American (200m/4x100m Relay)
2009 SEC Male Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year
2009 NCAA Indoor All-American (200m)
2009 U.S. Junior National Champion (100m)
2009 Pan Am Junior Champion (100m)


2012 Outdoor: First Team All-American in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay... Second Team All-American in the 200 meters... Adams, Rowland, and Brock give Auburn six men that have received three All-American honors in one year and the first since Coby Miller in 2000... The other two are Glance in 1976 and 1978 along with James Walker in 1979... Placed fifth in the 100 meters relay at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 10.30 in the finals and 10.09 in the semifinals... His mark of 10.09 is his fastest time since 2010 setting his new wind-legal collegiate best... His fifth place finish is an improvement from his previous best in 2010 where he finished eighth... He went on to finish third in the 4X100 meter relay with a mark of 38.69 in the finals and 38.53 in the semifinals... The finals mark of 38.69 is the third sub- 39 second time in Auburn history and ranks third overall for the program... The semifinals mark of 38.53 was the top time recorded... This mark is also the second fastest time in Auburn history... The mark ranks as the 10th-best in the world this year and is the sixth-fastest performance by a school in NCAA Outdoor Championships history... Finished the 200 meters prelims in 20.80 seconds at the 2012 NCAA meet... Won the Texas Relays in the 4x100 meter relay with at time of 38.30 seconds ... The 38.30 seconds in the 4x100 meter relay is the top American time this year and ranks third in the world ... The mark also broke a 35 year-old Auburn record ... Winner of the 4x100 meter relay at the Penn Relays with a time of 39.34 seconds ... The 4x100 meter title at the Penn Relays was the first in Auburn history ... Ran the 100 meters in 10.25 seconds placing fourth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed second in the 4x400 meter relay with a mark of 3:08:95 at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Placed second in the 200 meters at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with a time of 20.79 seconds ... Ran the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and marked 10.26 seconds in the prelims and 10.19 seconds in the semi finals finishing seventh ... His time of 10.19 seconds is his best mark since 2010 ... Ran the 200 meters in the NCAA East Preliminary Round posting a time of 20.55 seconds in the prelims and 20.63 seconds in the semi finals, finishing eleventh ... His mark of 20.55 is his best mark since 2010 ... Finished second in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 39.23 seconds at the NCAA East Preliminary Round... Won gold in 4x100m relay with teammate Keenan Brock while running for the United States at the 2012 NACAC U23 Championships ... Finished first in 38.94 ... Advanced to the semifinals of the 100 meters at the 2012 USATF Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon with a mark of 10.16 ... Finished ninth overall in the event and was the first man out of the finals ... Reached the finals of the 200 meters and finished eighth overall with a time of 20.50 ... Selected to attend elite USATF 4x100-meter relay training camp in Monaco in weeks leading up to 2012 London Olympic Games.

2012 Indoors: Second Team All-American ... Finished 16th in the 60m at NCAA Indoor Championships ... Qualified for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships with his time of 6.63 seconds at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier on the final weekend of competition ... His time ranks 11th nationally ... Has only run the 60 meters three times in 2012 as he worked his way back from injury ... Placed sixth at the 2012 SEC Indoor Championships in the 200 meters.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted due to injury.

2011 Indoor: Competed once before suffering a hamstring injury and redshirting the remainder of indoor season ... Ran the 60m at the GaReat Invitational, finishing fourth with a time of 6.78.

2010 Outdoor: Earned All-American honors in the 100 meters at the NCAA Championships despite an injury suffered in the finals that placed him eighth ... Had run a 10.18 in the semifinals to reach the finals ... Had also helped the 4x100-meter relay team advance to the finals in 39.18 seconds in the semis but was unable to compete in the finals ... Tied for the fastest time in the NCAA all year in the 100 meters with a time of 10.03 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Reached the NCAA Championships with a time of 10.04 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... Also helped the 4x100-meter relay team advance to the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth in 39.47 seconds ... Second in the 100m (10.17) and fourth in the 200m (20.92) at the SEC Championships ... Also helped the 4x100m relay team finish third at the SEC meet with a time of 39.31 that ranks tied for fourth in school history ... Second in the 100m at the Penn Relays (10.36).

2010 Indoor: Earned All-American honors in both the 60 and 200 meters by placing third in the 60m (6.61) and fourth in the 200m (20.62) at the NCAA Championships ... Had personal-best times in both events during the prelims, clocing a 6.58 in the 60m and a 20.59 in the 200m, which both rank second in Auburn history ... SEC Indoor Champion in the 60 meters and runner-up in the 200 meters ... In the 60 meters, won in 6.62 seconds after clocking an automatic qualifying time of 6.60 in the prelims ... Posted a 20.81 in the finals of the 200 after a 20.76 in the prelims ... Provisionally qualified in the 60m while winning the event at the Clemson Games with a time of 6.61 seconds ... Won the 200m (20.93) and the 60m (6.64) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, provisionally qualifying for the first time in the 200m ... Finished second in both the 60m (6.62) and the 200m (20.89) at the Tyson Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Finished third in the 200 meters at the NCAA Championships, clocking a time of 20.82 in the finals into a headwind while running from lane 1 ... Had a time of 20.69 in the semifinals to advance to the finals ... Also helped the 4x100-meter relay team earn a seventh-place finish for All-American honors, posting a 39.35 in the finals after racing to a time of 39.31 in the prelims that ranks fourth in school history ... Placed second in the 200m at the Mideast Regional Championships in 20.49 seconds, which ranks fifth in school history ... Also helped the 4x100m relay team finish third (39.51) and the 4x400m relay team place fourth (3:06.72) ... Finished third in both the 100m and 200m at the SEC Outdoor Championships, and ran on both relays ... In the 100 meters, his time in the finals of 10.13 seconds ranks fourth best in Auburn history ... Regionally qualified in the 200m at the War Eagle Invitational, winning in 20.48 seconds ... Also helped the 4x100m relay team improve its regional time to 39.98 seconds at the War Eagle Invite while finishing third ... The 4x100m relay team improved to 39.50 at the SEC outdoor meet ... Won the 100m at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 10.27 seconds ... Also at the Tiger Track Classic, helped both relays regionally qualify, running the anchor leg on the 4x100m relay team that finished second in 40.36 seconds, and the third leg on the 4x400m relay team that was third in 3:09.05 ... Finished second overall and first among collegians in the 100m at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 10.45 ... Helped the 4x400m relay team improve to 3:06.34 while winning the college division title at the Penn Relays ... Following the Auburn track season, won the 100 meters at both the U.S. Junior National Championships and the Pan Am Junior Championships ... Clocked a wind-aided time of 10.02 at the U.S. junior meet before posting a wind-legal time of 10.03 at the Pan Am meet.

2009 Indoor: Earned All-American honors by finishing ninth at in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 21.05 seconds ... Also ran on Auburn's 13th-place distance medley relay team at the NCAA meet ... Won three titles in the 60 meters and two in the 200 meters ... Finished third in the 60 meters and fourth in the 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships ... His time of 6.65 at the SEC meet ranks third in school indoor history ... Had a time of 20.98 in the 200m finals at the SEC meet ... In his collegiate debut, won the 60m title against an impressive field at the Kentucky Invitational with a provisional qualifying time of 6.66 ... In his first 200m race of the year, provisionally qualified while winning the event at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a time of 21.10 ... Also won the 60m at Penn State in 6.68 seconds, and helped the 4x400m relay team win in 3:13.24 ... Clocked another 6.66 seconds in the 60 meters and improved his 200-meter time to 20.92, which ranks third in school history, while winning both events at the Tyson Invitational.

High School: Named to All-U.S.A. team by USA Today ... Indoor All-American in the 60m ... Two-time South Carolina state champion in the 100m and 200m ... 2008 Taco Bell Invitational champion in the 100m and 200m with personal bests of 10.28 and 21.07, respectively ... Time of 10.28 ranked No. 2 in the U.S. for high school boys in 2008 ... Broke 17-year-old state record in the 100m ... Competed at the USA Junior National Championships in 2008.

Personal: Born March 11, 1990 ... Son of Theresa McDowell and Isaac McJimpsey ... Majoring in public administration.