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  Brian Vallie

Brian Vallie

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hardin, Mont.

High School:
Hardin HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
06/07/1988

Experience:
3L

Pronunciation:
VAL-ee

Track & Field Honors
• Outdoor All-MWC (800m - '07)

NEW MEXICO:

Veteran middle distance man on the track who is one of the premier 800m runners in the Mountain West Conference when in peak condition...5-time indoor/outdoor MWC finalist in the 800, earning the silver medal outdoors as a true freshman in 2007...41 career races on the track...2nd team all-MWC cross country runner in '07...has indoor and outdoor redshirt seasons available on the track...last name is pronounced VAL-ee.

2009: (cross country) Three meet appearances for the nationally-ranked Lobos...scored at New Mexico State's Kachina Classic (No. 3 on the team, 14th overall).

2008-09: (outdoor) Raced 5 times in 4 meet appearances...5th on the team in the 800 (1:52.96) and 1,500 (3:52.74) - both recorded in late April at Cal...(indoor) Raced 5 times in 4 meets...top 800m time of 1:52.89 (team's No. 3) in a 9th place finish in the MWC finals...won the event at the New Mexico Classic...(cross country) Redshirt season.

2007-08: (outdoor) Ranked 3rd on the team and 10th in the MWC in the 800 with a top time of 1:52.33 in the MWC Championship prelims...finished 8th in the MWC finals (1:53.04)...No. 4 on the team (16th MWC) in the 1,500 with a top time of 3:53.75 at Stanford...7 races on the season... (indoor) No. 3 on the team in the 800m and 1,500m...top 800 time of 1:53.40 (10th MWC) at Notre Dame...career-best 1,500 time of 4:13.70 (11th MWC) at Washington...7th in the 800m finals at the MWC Championships and helped the 4x400m relay finish 6th...raced 8 times, including 5 800m races... (cross country) Appeared in 4 meets, scoring twice...turned in the best XC race of his young career at the MWC Championships, placing 13th (25:25) as the Lobos' No. 4 runner to earn second team all-conference honors and help UNM earn its best-ever MWC finish (2nd)...blew by 4 runners down the final straight to improve 32 spots on his finish at the '06 MWC Championships...6th on the team (75th overall) at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (33:27)...was the Lobos' No. 3 man (63rd overall) and clocked a career-best 8K time of 24:44 at Oregon.

2006-07: (outdoor) Outstanding rookie season, leading the team in both the 800 and 1,500...clocked a season-best time of 1:50.78 in a runner-up finish at the MWC Championship meet...time was just 0.12 seconds behind the winner and 0.38 shy of the NCAA regional qualifying standard...won the 800 at Arizona and the university/open section of the Mt. SAC Relays, and won the 1,500 at home in the Don Kirby Invite...ranked 8th in the MWC with a season-best time of 3:50.67 in the 1,500, recorded at UCSD... (indoor) Overcame a slow start to finish the season as one of the top 800 men in the MWC...clocked a season and team-best (altitude adjusted) time of 1:52.70 en route to a 6th place finish in the MWC finals in Albuquerque...improved on his prelim time and previous season best by almost 2 seconds...won the 800 at the TCR Race Productions Invite...9 races in 4 meets, including 3 DMR competitions... (cross country) Made 3 meet appearances before being slowed by injury...ran 4th on the team (22nd overall) in his first career race at the Lobo Invite...ran 7th on the team at Stanford, clocking a season-best 8K of 26:24...45th at the MWC Championships (27:08.9).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Hardin (Mont.) HS...Gatorade Male Track Athlete of the Year for Montana as a senior...won state titles in the 800 and 1,600 in '06...state record time of 1:53.4 in the 800...personal records of 1:52.9 (800m), 4:20.09 (1,600m), 9:36.7 (3,200m) and 15:37 (cross country 5K)...helped the Bulldogs finish third at the state cross country meet his last three years...

PERSONAL:

Born in Crow Agency, Mont....son of Robin and Theresa Vallie...has three brothers: Joe, James and Kevin...major is Exercise Science.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
800: 1:50.78 1,500: 3:50.67

COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR
800: 1:52.70 Mile: 4:13.70

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