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Tommy Meister
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Tommy Meister 825230
Position: Distance
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Janesville, Wis.
High School: Craig

Honors: Indoor School Record Holder (4x800 - 2013)...Outdoor School Record Holder (4x800 - 2013)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2013)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)

2014-15: Specialized as an 800 runner during the 2015 track seasons…Indoors, competed once, placing 17th in the 800 at the Virginia Tech Elite (2/6) with a time of 1:55.30…Outdoors, ran a season-best 1:51.45 to take 12th in the event at the Duke Twilight (5/7)…registered his best placing of the spring at the VertKlasse Meeting, finishing eighth with a 1:54.38 performance…ran leadoff for the 4x800 unit that took eighth at the Penn Relays (7:25.39), clocking a combined 7:25.39 for the third-fastest time in school history…did not compete during the 2014 cross country season…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in as many years.

2013-14: Competed in one event during the outdoor season…led off Duke’s fourth-place finishing 4x800 at the Raleigh Relays (3/29)…did not compete during the fall or the indoor season.

2012-13: Did not compete during the fall...Indoors, served as Duke’s top performer in the 800 running a personal-best time of 1:51.72 at the ACC Indoor Championships to finish ninth overall…his conference performance ranks second on Duke’s All-Time list…served as the lead off leg in the school record breaking 4x800 relay that combined for a 7:26.88 to finish second at the Milrose Games…ran the 800 leg in the distance medley relay that clocked 9:41.40 to finish 23rd at the Alex Wilson Invitational and rank third on Duke’s all-time list…also member of the distance medley relay that placed third at the ACC Championships with a time of 9:46.77...Outdoors, clocked a personal best time of 1:52.29 in the 800 to finish fourth at the Duke Twilight…finished 20th in the 800 at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:53.26…served as the lead off leg in the school record breaking 4x800 relay that finished fourth at the Penn Relays  with a total time of 7:20.97. 

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at record holder in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and the 4x800m relay outdoors, as well as in cross country...took second in the state in both the 800m and 1,600m as a senior...captured the state title in the 800m as a junior while also placing second in the 1,600m...led the cross country squad to a pair of second-place finishes in the state during his junior and senior seasons...finished second overall at the state cross country meet as a junior...captained his cross country squad as a senior...National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member.

Personal: Son of Ric and Patty Meister...born May 22, 1994...has two younger sisters, Emily and Grace.

Cross Country PR
5K- 15:21.32 (High School)

Indoor PR
800m- 1:51.72 (2/22/2013)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 1:51.45 (5/7/2015)
1,500m- 3:51.35 (5/11/2013)

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