Cole Bessner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pflugerville, Texas

    High School:
    Hendrickson High School

    Height:
    5-3

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    12/24/1989

    Experience:
    2L

    Cole Bessner

    03/16/2012

    Cougars Set Nine Personal Bests at TCU Invitational

    Anderson-Kaapa, Brisco and Stewart notch first place finishes

    01/28/2012

    Track Concludes Day Two of Houston Indoor Invitational and Multi Events

    Demeeka Jones moves into the nation's top-10 in the women's 60m Hurdles

    01/13/2012

    Cougars Have Impressive Outing At Leonard Hilton Memorial

    11 Cougars set personal records on Friday

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    800m 2:05.31 12/12/09
    1 mile 4:43.11 1/15/10
    3,000m 9:01.24 2/12/10
    5,000m 15:50.34 1/15/10
    Outdoor Date
    800m 1:58.97 5/15/10
    1,500m 4:00.45 5/15/10
    3,000m 9:00.18 5/3/10
    5,000m 15:39.85 2008

    JUNIOR (2010-11)
    Indoor
    Leonard Hilton (800m) - 2:07.97 - 22nd
    Howie Ryan (800m) - 2:05.05 - 38th
    A&M Conference Challenge (800m) - 2:00.74 - 20th
    Adidas Classic (1 mile) - 4:38.29 - 11th

    Outdoor
    Spring Break Classic (800m) - 2:06.22 - 28th
    Shirley Crowe (800m) - 2:04.71 - 16th
    Texas State (800m) - 2:11.92 - 21st
    Texas State (1500m) - 4:27.04 - 21st

    SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
    Cross Country: Finished with a time of 15:54 at the Johnny Morriss Invitational to help the team secure a second-place finish ... Secured an eighth place finished at the LSU Tiger Festival with a time of 26:48 ... Ran a 26:25 8K race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Posted a time of 27:39 at the Sam Bell Invitational ... Ended the season with a time of 26:50 at the C-USA Championship ... Placed 101st at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 34:52.2 to help Houston finish in 13th place. Indoor: Set two personal bests at the Leonard Hilton Memorial, recording a 4:43.11 in the mile and 15:50.34 in the 5,000m... Set personal best at the Texas A&M Challenge in 9:01.24 in the 3,000m. Outdoor:Finished in 8th place in the 1,500m at the C-USA Championships, running a personal best of 1:58.97... Also set a personal best in the 1,500 with 4:00.45 time to earn 16th.

    FRESHMAN (2008-09)
    Cross Country: Posted a sixth place finish at the Johnny Morriss UH Invitational after running a time of 15:23 ... Finished 17th at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Invitational with a time of 16:18 ... Posted a time of 27:46.30 at the Walt Disney World Classic to finish 91st. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Competed in the 800m race at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic, finishing 23rd with a time of 2:01.91 ... Set a PR in the 1,500m race at Arizona State, posting a time of 4:05.77 ... At the LSU Alumni Gold meet, recorded a 4:06.22 to finish in 17th place ... Recorded two additional top-20 finishes in the 1,500m race - TSU Relays (4:14.28) and Texas Invitational (4:16:72) ... Post a PR 15:39.85 in the 5,000m race at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... Finished in the top 10 at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight in the 1,500m race with a time of 15:46.94 ... Placed 12th in the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships with a time of 34:28.75.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Graduated from Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas in 2008 ... Two-time regional and state qualifier.

    PERSONAL
    Born on Dec. 24, 1989 in Pflugerville, Texas ... Full name is Cole Andrew Bessner ... Son of Mike and Deanna Bessner ... Brother to Erin, Stacey, Chris, Clay, Kari and Taylor ... Intends to major in business.

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