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Niklas Buhner
Niklas Buhner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plettenberg, Germany

High School:
St. Ursula Gymnasium

Event:
Distance/XC

2014 Outdoor All-SEC Second Team (3000m steeplechase)

2014 Outdoor:
Finished third in the 3000m steeplechase at the SEC Championships to qualify for NCAA Preliminaries with a time of 8:54.60 ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team ... Placed sixth at the Penn Relays in the 3000m steeplechase at 8:58.38 ... Claimed the 1500m title at the War Eagle Invitational at 3:46.49 ... Runner-up in the 5000m at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 14:09.30 ... Placed third at the Tennessee Challenge in the 1500m at 3:51.44.

2014 Indoor:
Placed fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:08.00 ... Recorded a sixth place finish in the 3000m at the SEC Championships at 8:10.05 ... Won the mile race at the first two meets of the season, the Auburn Invitational and Vanderbilt Invitational ... Recorded a top-10 finish at the Camel City Elite races in the 3000m.

2013 Cross Country:
Participated in six events ... Runner-up at the 38th GSU Invitational at 25:27.90 ... Runner-up at the Crimson Classic at 24:43.60.

2013 Outdoor:

Competed in six meets participating in the 1500, 3000 and 5000 meters ... Placed first in the 3000 meters at the Samford Multi and Invitational with a time of 9:14.96 ... Placed first in the 1500 meters at the War Eagle Invitational with a time of 3:45.50 ... Placed fifth in the 5000 meters at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with a time of 14:18.33 ... Set personal bests in the 1500 (War Eagle Invitational) and 5000 meters (Stanford Invite) with times of 3:45.50 and 14:07.92, respectively.

2013 Indoor:
Competed in five meets participating in the Mile, 3000 and 5000 meters ... Took first place in the Mile at both the Alabama Indoor Opener and the Samford Multi and Invitational with times of 4:09.96 and 4:05.14 (personal best), respectively ... Took first place in the 3000 meters at the Auburn Invite with a time of 8:15.60 ... Placed second in the Mile with a time of 4:06.86 at the Husker Invite ... Competed in the SEC Indoor Championship in both the 3000 and 5000 meters placing fourth and 15th, respectively, with times of 8:02.48 and 14:32.69, both times representing his personal bests.

2012 Cross Country:
Competed in six meets participating in 6k, 8k and 10k distance events ... Took second place in the Auburn Invite 6k with a time of 19:04.50 ... Placed third with a time of 25:33.35 in the Azalea City Classic 8k ... Finished fourth in the Crimson Classic 8k with a time of 25:28.96 ... Placed 26th overall in the SEC Championship 8k with a time of 24.41.66 and 23rd overall in the NCAA South Regional 10k with a time of 31:17.3.

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 Cross Country:
Won the Auburn Invitational with a time of 18:54.4 ... Finished second at the FSU Invitational with a mark of 25:35.19 ... Competed at the Crimson Classic finishing 17th with a time of 25.33.65.

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 October 6, 1989 in Plettenberg, Germany ... Son of Ralt and Annette Buhner ... Has one sister, Kirsten (25).

Buhner's Personal Records
Event Mark Meet
6K 18:54.4 2011 Auburn Invitational
8K 24:19.3 2013 Panorama Farms Invite
10K 30:51.49 2013 NCAA South Regional
1500m Outdoor 3:46.49 2014 War Eagle Invitational
1 Mile Indoor 4:02.20 2014 Auburn Indoor Invitational
3000m Indoor 8:02.48 2013 Auburn Indoor Invitational
3000m Outdoor 8:15.95 2012 Tiger Track Classic
3000m Steeplechase 8:54.60 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships
5000m Indoor 14:32.69 2013 Auburn Indoor Invitational
5000m Outdoor 14:09.30 2014 Tiger Track Classic