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    Brian Gagnon
    Brian Gagnon
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Lowell, Mass.

    Event:
    Mid-Distance

    As a Senior in 2008-09:

    CROSS COUNTRY: Finished fifth among UConn runners at the Quinnipiac Dual Meet in a time of 27.54 minutes ... Improved to third among UConn runners with a time of 26:49.70 at the Leopard Invitational ... Had a season best time at the BIG EAST Championship in 26:48 minutes finishing third among UConn runners.

    INDOOR: Part of the 4x800-meter relay team that set a world best time in 2009 coming in with a time of 7:20.07 ... The time was the fastest 4x800m time in the world in 2009 and the fastest collegiate time since 1993 and was the seventh fastest run by an American team and 11th on the all-time collegiate list ... Finished in fourth place at the BIG EAST Championship in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.78 ... Won the 800-meter run at the New England Championship finishing in 1:48.66 ... Finished in a career best eighth place at the NCAA Championship in the 800-meter run earning All-America honors for the second straight season ... Finished in second place in the 1000-meter run at the Sorlein Invitational in 2:28.21 ... Had two fourth place showings in back-to-back meets in the 800-meter run first at the Terrier Invitational (1:50.63) and then at the Harvard Quad (1:53.08) ... Won the 500-meter run at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in a time of 1:02.65.

    OUTDOOR: Redshirted the 2009 outdoor season.

    As a Junior in 2007-2008:

    INDOOR: Brought home the 800-meter title at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:53.27...Finished in second place at the New England Championships with a time of 1:50.00 in the 800-meter run...Earned All-American Honors at the NCAA National Championships with his time of 1:51.87 in the 800-meter run...Finished in second place at the Harvard Select Meet in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.82... Turned in a second place showing at the Giegengack Invitational in the 1000-meter run in a time of 2:24.77...Was the top Husky finisher and fourth overall at the highly competitive New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:02.53...Was second at the Lafayette-Rider Invitational in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.74.

    OUTDOOR: Finished in eighth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.93, also member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished in third place with a time of 3:12.39...Brought home the 800-meter title at the IC4A Championships with a time of 1:49.78...Clocked 1:49.57 at the NCAA East Regional Championships in the 800-meter run...Finished in first place at the Miami Elite Invitational with a time of 1:50.03 in the 800-meter run...Was the top overall finisher at the UConn Springtime Invitational in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:55.80...Member of 4x400 meter relay team the turned in a time of 3:12.06 at the World Famous Penn Relays.

    As a Sophomore in 2006-2007:

    INDOOR: Finished fourth with a time of 1:03.07 in the 500-meter run at the BIG EAST Championships...Captured the title in 1000-meter run with a time of 2:28.69 at the New England Championships...Finished in second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.58, also finished fifth overall in the mile-run with a time of 4:18.06...Took first in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:25.81 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games...Member of relay team that finished in third at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the DMR with a time of 9:51.77...Finished in first place with a winning time of 1:02.62 in the 500-meter run at the St. Valentine Invitational.

    OUTDOOR: Earned his first individual title as he was crowned champion in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.30 at the BIG EAST Championships...Turned in UConn's best showing as he earned a ninth place finish in the 800-meter run with time of 1:49.36 at the NCAA East Regional Championships...Earned a second place finish with a time of 1:49.85 in the 800-meter run at the Sea-Ray Relays...Took fourth place in the 1500-meter run with his time of 3:56.24 at the Husky Spring Invitational...Ran on the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays in the "Championship of America" and placed 11th with a time of 7:32.78.

    As a Freshman in 2005-2006:

    INDOOR: Finished fifth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:51.32...Captured the title with a time of 1:03.23 in the 500-meter dash at the New England Championships...Won the 1000-Meter Run at the Penn State Meet in a time of 2:26.93...Turned in a third place showing in the 500-meter dash in a time of 1:02.99 at the St. Valentine Invitational.

    OUTDOOR: Member of the Relay team that won the 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:23.53...Finished second at the South Florida Invitational in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:54.31...Took third place with a time of 49.00 Seconds in the 400-meter dash at the UConn Invitational...Turned in a third place showing at the second UConn Invitational with a time of 48.97 in the 400-meter dash... Member of a team that finished in fourth place at the Penn Relays with legs of 1:51.0, 1:53.5, 1:52.1 and 1:47.8.

    High School: Holds the indoor school record in the 800-Meter (1:52.5), 1000-Meter (2:30.06), and Mile (4:20.08)...Holds the outdoor school record in the 400-Meter (49.3), 800-Meter (1:53.8), and Mile (4:17.8).

    Personal: A sociology major...Born May 8, 1987.