Kim Francis, Dennis Richardson qualify for finals
Quartet of sophomores score, Francis and Hadnot run top times
A combined 15 personal record marks set Saturday
Muhammad, Francis record top-10 times
Six athletes set personal records
Photos from the UAB Blazer Invitational
2013: Redshirted the indoor season, did not compete ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16) where he finished eighth in the 800m with a time of 2:00.90 ... Ran 4:07.21 in the 1,500m as the finished 31st at the Victor Lopez Invitational (3/23) ... Ran a new personal best time of 4:02.38 in the 1,500m as he placed 41st at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival (3/29) ... Ran 1:59.96 in the 800m at the SFA Invite (4/6), placing 22nd ... Placed sixth in the 800m at the Southeastern Invitational (4/19) with a time of 1:59.75 ... Ran 4:02.20 in the 1,500m at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/20) to finish fifth ... Finished 23rd in the 800m at the Bobcat Classic (4/27) as he ran a personal best time of 1:57.95 ... Placed 10th in the 1,500m at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/8-11) after running 4:03.79.
High School: Graduated from Waimea College in 2011 ... Lettered in cross country, rugby and track and field ... Finished fifth in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country meet in 2011 ... Placed second in the 1,500m at the New Zealand National Championships ... Finished first in the 1,500m and the 3,000m at the South Island Secondary School Championships ... Recorded top times of 3:59 in the 1,500m and 8:50 in the 3,000m ... Set three records at his high school ... Coached by Greg Laughtenslager.
Personal: Thomas Stringer ... Son of Chris and Shireen Stringer ... Born on Sept. 16, 1993 in Aukland, New Zealand ... Has two younger siblings: Kaitlyn and Michael ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Drake.