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2013-14 Men's Cross Country
Austin Boetje
Austin Boetje
Austin Boetje

HT.6-2
YR.Jr.
HOMETOWNLawrenceville, Ga.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLMill Creek HS/Georgia State

As A Junior (2013)
Named to the Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team … ran in six of seven races the team competed in and was the second FGCU runner to cross the finish line in five meets ... placed third overall and second on the team at the Westminster Academy Collegiate Invite 5k (Aug. 31) with a 15:46.43 … placed 19th overall and second on the team at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational 8k (Sept. 14)  with a career-best 25:08.45 … placed 116th and third on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational (Spet. 28) 8k with a time of 26:01.50 … placed 11th overall and second on the team at the FSU Seminole Invitational (Oct. 11) 8k with a 25:46.58 … placed 10th overall and second on the team at Atlantic Sun Championships (Nov. 2) with a time of 25:45.40 … placed 36th overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 10k (Nov. 15)  with a career-best 30:59.50. 

Transferred to FGCU following his sophomore season at Georgia State University in 2012.

As A Sophomore (2012) | Georgia State
Competed in five meets during the season ... earned first-place finishes at the GSU Invite and Jaguar Invite ... named the Sun Belt Runner of the Week following his victory at the Jaguar Invite ... saw drastic improvement after setting new personal-best times in the 6K (19:57.57), 8K (25:29.87) and 10K (32:18.0) ... finished 42nd overall at the Sun Belt Championship meet and 60th at the NCAA Region meet.

As A Freshman (2011) | Georgia State
In his first collegiate meet, placed 24th overall and fourth on the team at the Auburn Invite, running the 6K course in a time of 20:59.4 ... finished 48th in the GSU Invite in a time of 28:08 ... ran a 27:13 at the 8K Paul Short Run, finishing 128th overall and fourth on the team ... eighth overall and third on the team at the Jaguar Invite, with a time of 26:38.16 ... placed 14th overall after running 29:29.87 at the Coach "O" Invite ... placed 35th at the CAA Championship with a time of 27:11 ... finished 128th at the NCAA South Regional in 35:33.1.

High School
Attended Mill Creek High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. … coached by Andy Christie … school record holder in 1,600 meters (4:23), 3,200 meters (9:21) and 5,000 meters (15:37.61) … took third place in the 2011 state cross country meet with a time of 16:08.68 … at the 2011 state track and field meet, finished second in the 3,200 meter race and fourth in the 1,600 meter race … named All-Metro Atlanta and All-Gwinnett County team as a senior … Mill Creek Cross Country Freshman of the Year in 2007 and Most Valuable Runner in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … participated in the 2011 Peachtree Road Race where he finished 129th overall with a time of 35:03, good enough for 17th in the 16-20 age group ... also played soccer in high school.

Personal
Born on Sept. 4, 1992 … son of Mike and Lisa Boetje … has a younger sister, Lauren … favorite athlete is track star Justin Gatlin … favorite sports movie is The Green Mile, favorite book is the Great Gatsby … would like to meet Usain Bolt … chose FGCU because of the coaching staff and beautiful campus.