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

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

2016: (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.

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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