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  Mark Buckingham
Mark Buckingham


Huddersfield, England

Last College:


2006 Cross Country: Earned NCAA All-South Region accolades by finishing 14th at the South Region Championshipswith a career-best 10k time of 31:46.3, the fourth fastest time on the team ... Ran his first race at the Notre Dame Invitationalposting an 8k time of 25:01 to take 62nd ... Came in second on the team (13th overall) with a personal-best 8k time of 24:01.6 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals that is the fifth-fastest in school history ... Time of 25:05.6 was good enough to finish fourth on the team and 20th overall at the ACC Championship ... Ran a 34:19.3 at the NCAA Championships.

2007 Track: Outdoor - Placed sixth at the ACC Championships with a mark of 9:04.52 during the 3000m steeplechase... Time of 14:56.32 placed him 15th in the 5000m ... Ran a 9:03.8 - the ninth-fastest time in the ACC - at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the steeplechase ... Top time in the 5000m was a 14:49.81 at the Stanford Invitational ... Ran a time of 9:16.20 during the steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional meet. Indoor - Earned All-ACC honors by finishing third in the mile with a time of 4:05.67 at the ACC Championships ... Ran the opening leg of the winning distance medley relay at the league summit ... Posted his best mile time of the season with a 4:05.34 - the sixth-fastest time in the ACC - to fi nish third at the Tyson Invitational ... Best 3000m mark was an 8:15.99 during the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in a 16th-place showing.

At Sheffield: Named the 2006 Sheffi eld Hallam University Sportsman of the Year ... 2006 Yorkshire Counties cross country champion (10k) ... Won the silver medalist 2006 at the 2006 British Universities Cross Country Championships (4k)...Took the Universities' 3k title at the indoor meet the following season ... Placed fourth in the 3k steeplechase at the European U/23 Championships in 2005 ... Advanced to the finals of the 3k steeplechase at the World Student Games ... Captured the National Junior Championship in the 3k steeplechase in 2004 and 2005 ... Helped his team to a bronze medal at the 2006 European U/20 Cross Country Championships ... Set the British Milers Club record for the U/20 3k steeplechase (8:51) in 2004 ... Was the English Schools Champion in the 2k steeplechase in 2004.

Personal: Born May 4, 1985 ... Majoring in social science...Son of John and Christine Buckingham.

Collegiate Bests
8k (XC): 24:01.6
10k (XC): 31:46.3
Mile: 4:05.34
3000m: 8:15.99
3000m steeplechase: 8:30

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