All five UTA point scorers placed among the top 20 as the men finished with a total of 52 points. Appalachian State was second with 66 points.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Placed fourth at the UTA Season Opener with a 5k time of 15:12.8 ... Took 71st at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing the 10k in 31:41.8 ... Came in 13th at the season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational 6k (18:59.6) ... Scored two points for the Mavericks with a seventh-place finish in the mile at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships (4:15.72) ... Placed third in the mile at the Reveille Invitational with a time of 4:16.39 ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships, helping the league champions by scoring five team points ... His 1500m time of 3:52.18 at the league meet was a season best in the event ... Won the 800 meters at the TCU Invitational with a clocking of 1:56.19.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Competed in all six cross country meets for the league champion Mavericks ... Placed 31st at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with an 8k clocking of 27:12.3 ... Finished 107th in the 10k at the NCAA South Central Regional (33:40.1) ... Scored three points for the winning Mavericks at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships ... Had a time of 1:57.46 in a sixth-place showing in the 800 meters at the SBC meet ... Posted a season-best 800m time of 1:55.97 in the prelims at the league championships ... Had a season-best 4:18.86 time in the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational ... Competed in five meets during the outdoor season for the Mavericks ... Finished 10th in the preliminaries of the 1500m (4:01.00) at the Sun Belt Conference Championships ... Posted a season-best 1500m clocking of 3:56.38 in a runner-up finish at the Bobcat Classic.
BEFORE UT ARLINGTON: Was a three-year varsity letterman at Plano West High School ... Is the school record holder in the 800m (1:57) and 5k (15:08) races ... Had personal bests of 9:35 in the 3200m and 34:50 in the 10000m.
PERSONAL: Full name is Grant Butler Copeland ... Is the son of Mark Copeland and Lili Hildreth ... Is a biomedical engineering major.
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