Auburn Runners Finish Season Strong
Men - 8th/Women - 10th
Auburn XC Invitational on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Auburn, AL. Melissa Hazeldine
2010 (Junior): Finished third at the Troy Invitational with a time of 16:08.91 ... Also had a top 15 finish at the Crimson Classic hosted by Alabama ... Helped team to a fourth-place finish in Tuscaloosa ... Top 15 at Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic ... Set a personal best with a time of 31:19.26 at the Chili Pepper Festival hosted by Arkansas.
2009 (Sophomore): Posted season and personal best 8K time of 26:59 at NCAA Championships ... Finished seventh at Troy Invitational ... Ran 32:47.03 in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional Championships.
2008 (Freshman): Ran in three races during rookie season, with his best finish coming at the Powerade Invitational, placing 12th on the 5K course ... Was 78th at the Tiger Invitational (8K).
Before Auburn: 2007 Louisiana high school state cross country runner-up ... Took third in the mile at the 2008 Louisiana high school state track and field championships ... Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track ... 2008 Louisiana finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman award ... Named to All-State Academic team in 2008.
Personal: Born on Oct. 30, 1989 ... Son of Don and Teresa Sanders ... Majoring in architecture.