Aaron Purser
Aaron  Purser


Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano East

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 128




Fifty-three student-athletes earn WAC All-Academic honors

Recognition is for spring sports, plus freshmen and transfers for the 2012-13 academic year.


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Sophomore had the second-fastest steeplechase time in school history


Forty-seven student-athletes honored for academic achievement

26 named Super Scholar-Athletes, 21 tabbed Scholar-Athletes


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Cross Country Highlights:
• Participated in two events on the year for the Mavericks.
• Placed 10th at the UTA Season Opener with a 5k time of 15:33.6.
• Finished 11th at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 (20:11).

• Competed in just one event, the UTA Season Opener, where he placed 29th in 21:45.

• Ran in six of the Mavericks' seven meets in his first season.
• Best finish came at the start of the season where he placed 26th overall with a time of 20:08.40 at the Midwestern State Invitational.
• Turned in a 29th place finish with a time of 28:34 at the Texas A&M-CC Islander Splash.
• Placed 56th at the SLC meet with a time of 27:57.60.
• Competed at the Chile Pepper Invitational where he earned a 319th place finish with a time of 34:26.97.

Indoor Highlights:
• Placed 23rd in the 3000m at the WAC Championships with a time of 9:19.90.

• Finished 16th in the mile at the SLC Championships with a season-best time of 4:29.14.
• Took fifth in the mile run at the Oklahoma Invitational (4:29.81).
• Ran a season-best time of 8:49.68 in the 3000 meters at the Texas 10-Team Invitational to place 10th.

• Placed third in the 3000 meters in the Varsity Apartments Shocker Quad with a time of 8:56.59.

Outdoor Highlights:
• Earned second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors after a sixth-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase (9:44.44).
• Placed 12th at the WAC meet in the 5000m with a season-best time of 15:29.67.
• Won the 5000m at the Texas State Invitational in 15:31.64.
• Placed first in the 300m steeplechase at the Azusu Pacific Invitational (9:25.59).

• Competed in three events on the season, including the Southland Conference Championships.
• Ran a season-best time of 9:31.65 in the 3000m steeplechase at the SLC meet.
• Clocked a 4:10.94 in the 1500 meters at the Track-It Buster Invitational.

• Took fifth place in the SLC Outdoor Championships in the 3000 steeplechase with a personal best time of 9:27.98.
• Placed fourth in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 10:05.61 at the Northwestern State Invitational.
• Came in fourth in the 3000 steeplechase in the Michael Johnson Classic with a time of 9:50.85.

• Recorded two top-15 finishes in the Region 1-5A meet.
• Finished 13th in the 3200 meters, running a 10:04.41.
• Clocked a 4:30.72 in the 1600m, finishing ninth.
• Set a new personal-best time in the 1600m with a 4:24.53 in the District 8-5A Meet.
• Set another individual record at the district meet with a 9:41.90 in the 3200m.
• Personal record in the 3-mile is 16:22.00.
• Earned five varsity letters, three in cross country and two in track.
• Named Plano East's Runner of the Year as a senior.

• Born July 3, 1992, in Plano, Texas.
• Is the son of Steve and Sue Purser.
• Majoring in graphic design.
• Is an Eagle Scout.


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