Men's team wins league title with all-around victory.
Blomberg leads the way with a conference crown in steeplechase
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Helped UTA to the Sun Belt cross country title, finishing 18th at the league meet ... Was the team's fifth finisher with a time of 26:34.2 in the 8k event ... Placed 71st at the NCAA South Central Regional (32:20.2) ... Competed in all seven cross country meets ... Scored points in a pair of events at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships ... Finished sixth in the mile run (4:16.39) and seventh in the 800 meters (1:56.61) ... Competed in the 800m and 1500m at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships ... Had a season-best 1500m time of 3:55.27 at the Beach Invitational and a time of 1:54.60 in the 800m at the John Jacobs Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Did not compete in cross country as a freshman ... Placed 10th at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.53 ... Had a season-best 800m time of 1:55.32 in a seventh-place showing at the adidas Classic ... Scored two points for the team champion Mavericks at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships ... Placed seventh in the finals of the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.39 ... Had a season-best 800m time of 1:53.15 in the prelims at the league meet.
BEFORE UT ARLINGTON: Was the runner up in the 800 meters at the Class 5A Area 3-4 meet as a senior ... Had a personal-best 800m clocking of 1:54.85, which ranked 19th in the state ... Placed 15th in the 5000m at the District 4-5A Championships as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Is the son of Ann and Mike Birka ... Is a business major.
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