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Grant Copeland
Grant  Copeland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano West


07/25/2016

BestOf15-16: Cross Country claims SBC Championship

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 JUNIOR (2015-16): Earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors by placing 10th at the SBC Cross Country Championships with an 8k time of 26:04.7 ... Helped the Mavericks win the league title for the second time in his career ... Placed 61st in the 10k at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing third on the team (32:05.5) ... Was a top-three finisher for UTA five times on the year ... Placed seventh in the mile at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships (4:16.74) ... Had a season-best mile clocking of 4:12.28 at the Charlie Thomas Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the SBC Outdoor Championships, crossing in 3:56.68 ... Came in 12th at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 1500m with a season-best effort of 3:49.41 ... Was the runner up in the 1500m at the Bobby Lane Invitational (3:57.03.

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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