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Columbia Track and Field BIO
Alek Sauer
Player Profile:
Alek Sauer 2279041
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Yardley, Pa.
High School: Pennsbury
Major: Biological Sciences

Four-Time All-Ivy League
Three-Time Ivy League Champion
2016 USTFCCCA Academic All-American
2016 & 2017 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 800m
2017 Academic All-Ivy League

2016-17: (XC) Began the season at the Stony Brook Invitational taking 25th with an 8K time of 28:31.9 … Earned a 17th place finish at the Metropolitan Championships finishing the 5 mile run in 27:05.5. (T&F) Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims for the second straight season in the 800m run with a season best 1:48.95 coming at the Florida Relays ... Part of the Ivy League Championship 4x800m Relays in both the Indoor and Outdoor seasons ... Helped Columbia to an eighth place finish in the 4x800m Relay at the Penn Relays ... Won the 1,000m run at the Ivy League Indoor Championships at 2:24.96, going from fourth to first in the final 50 meters.

2015-16: Went 27:43 in the 5-Mile run at the Metropolitan Cross Country Championships ... Went 1:48.82 in the 800m run at the NCAA East Prelims ... Claimed third in the 800m run at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships in 1:49.38 ... Helped Columbia to a school record in the 4x800m relay at Penn Relays in 7:20.41 ... Finished second earning All-Ivy League honors in the 800m run at the Ivy League Indoor Championships.

Personal: Sauer comes to Columbia with personal bests of 1:51.00 and in the 800m, 2:31.68 in the 1000m ... Was the 2015 Pennsylvania Outdoor State runner-up in the 800m ... Will attend Columbia College ... The son of Shaun and Maureen Sauer.

Career Bests

500m - 1:06.20
Yale Tri-Meet - Jan. 23, 2016
800m - 1:48.82
NCAA Outdoor East Prelims - May 26, 2016
1,000m - 2:24.96
Ivy League Indoor Championships - Feb. 25, 2017
1 Mile - 4:13.94
Metro Season Opener - Dec. 2, 2016
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