Johnny Morriss Invitational (4800m) - 15:41.08 - 13th
Conference USA Championship's (8K) - 27:46 - 55th
OUTDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1500M, 3000M and 5000M...Ran his only 800M at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (1:58.97 - 16th)...Raced in the 1500M at five meets...Turned in progressively better times in each meet...Earned his highest place at the Rice Field & Track Meet (4:02.21 - 7th)...Set his PR in the event at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (4:00.45 - 8th)...Entered the 3000M in one meet and placed 23rd at the Texas Invitational (9:00.18)...Ran the 5000M twice...Recorded his season-highest place in the event at the Texas Relays (16:01.33 - 11th) and his season-best time at the Victor Lopez Invitational in Houston (15:47.70 - 26th).
INDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1 Mile, 3000M and 5000M...Ran the 800m one time, placing 14th at the Texas A&M Opener (2:05.31)...Raced in the 1 Mile in one meet, placing 15th at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (4:43.11)...Entered the 3000M in two meets, drastically improving his time from the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational (9:40.90 - 14th) and the Texas A&M Challenge (9:01.24 - 24th)...Ran the 5000M twice and posted his season-best time at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (15:50.34 - 8th).
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.
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.
Graduated from Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas in 2008 ... Two-time regional and state qualifier.
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.