Mark Cole
Height: 5'9"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: McKenzie, Tenn.
High School: McKenzie HS
Experience: High School
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Cross Country
Earned all-conference second team honors with 11th place finish at the Southern Conference Championships … helped the Mocs to top place at UTC’s home meets – Front Runner Invitational and PowerAde Invitational – with ninth place finishes in each … placed 11th at the Georgia State Invitational … recorded a PR in the 10K at the NCAA South Region Championship.


9.6.13 - PowerAde Invitational - 9th - 16:09.58 (5K)
9.20.13 - Georgia State Invitational - 11th - 27:31.46 (8K)
10.5.13 - Greater Louisville Classic - 43rd - 25:50.71 (8K)
10.19.13 - Front Runner Invitational - 9th - 15:16.55 (5K)
11.2.13 - SoCon Championship - 11th - 25:37.09 (8K) - all-conference 2nd team
11.15.13 - NCAA South Region - 42nd - 31:07.46 (10K)


Injured - did not compete

Recipient of the Dayle May Award for senior with the top GPA ... recorded a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester ... named to Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll both semesters ... earned the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for Academics ... nmed to the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team and the league’s Academic Honor Roll.

Cross Country
Placed ninth at the PowerAde Invitational to help lead the Mocs to a first place finish in the season-opener ... finished 24th at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic helping the Mocs to a fourth place finish ... improved his time in the 8K by nearly one full minute at the Greater Louisville Classic ... earned all-conference second team honors at the SoCon Championship placing 14th overall ... plaed 51st at the NCAA South Region Championships.

Indoor Track
Competed in the 5000 meter at the SoCon Championships, placing 13th ... ran the mile at the MTSU Valentine Invitational ... ran the 3000 meters at the MTSU Blue Raider Invitational and the Greater Louisville Classic.

Outdoor Track
Earned all-conference honors with a third place finish in the 10,000 meters at the SoCon Championships ... placed third in the 1500 meters at the Boston Moon Invitational ... finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the USF Bulls Invitational and sixth in the 3000 meter Steeplechase at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational.

Posted a 4.0 GPA in the Fall ... named to Dean’s List in both semesters ... named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll for both spring and fall ... named to the Southern Conference All-Academic team.

Named to the UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll.

Cross Country
Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team as a top finishing freshman ... had two Top 10 finishes including a ninth place finish to help lead the Mocs to the title at the Tennessee Tech Invitational.

Indoor Track
Placed fourth in the Mile at the Blue Raider Invitatioanal ... competed in the 800m at the SoCon Championships.

Outdoor Track
Placed fifth in the 10,000m finals the SoCon Championships just missing all-conference status ... ran a 4:03 in the 1500m at the Emory University Invitational.

Named to the Southern Conference Fall, Winter and Spring Honor Rolls ... named to the UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll.

High School
Three-time region cross country champion in 2006,2007, and 2008 ... runner-up in TSSAA A-AA state cross country championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Jackson-Sun Cross Country Runner of the Year sophomore, junior, and senior year ... finished third in the 1600 at the 2008 state track meet.

Born February 13 in Jackson, Tennessee ... son of Randy Cole and Jan Nelson ... Biochemistry major ... family includes two sisters Brooke and Bailey.

Cross Country
8K 24:57.93 10/29/11 SoCon Championships

     10K 32:57.40 11/12/11 NCAA Region Championships

Indoor Track
3000m 8:37.75 1/27/12 Greater Louisville Classic

     Mile 4:28.53 2/11/12 Valentine Invitational
     5000m 15:19.48 2/23/12 SoCon Championships

Outdoor Track
     1500m 4:03.18
     3000m 8:58.66
     3000m SC 10:06.78 3/3/12 Yellow Jacket Invitational
     10000m 31:37.34

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