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University of Miami Athletics

Damien Berry

position

Sprints

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Belle Glade, Fla.

High School

Glades Central HS

Thomas Berry

   Thomas Berry

 

Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Stamford, CT
High School:
Westhill
Position:
Cross Country, Distance

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Competed on the UM cross country team during the fall as well as indoor and outdoor track in the spring…was Miami’s second-best finisher at all seven cross country meets during the 2004 season…had three top-10 overall finishes including a second-place finish over four miles (21:52) at the UM, FIU, FMU Tri Meet and a third-place finish over 5,000-meters (16:06.38) at the FIU Invitational…placed 21st at the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic with a time of 26:04.97 over 8,000-meters…finished 55th at the ACC Cross Country Championships…finished 61st at the NCAA South Region Championships with a time of 32:12.67 over 10,000-meters…posted Miami’s top time in the mile run during the indoor track season (4:21.91)…recorded the team’s second fastest time of the outdoor season in the 1500-meters (3:54.68).

AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04): Competed on the UM cross country team during the fall as well as indoor and outdoor track in the spring…was Miami’s second-best finisher at all seven cross country meets during the 2003 season…had three top-5 overall finishes including a second-place finish over 5,000-meters (16:30.82) at the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish Invitational (8-30-03) and a second-place finish over 8,000-meters (26:02.42) at the FIU Invitational (9-13-03)…posted Miami’s top time in the mile run during the indoor track season (4:21.33) as well as the top outdoor marks in the 800-meters (2:00.67) and 1,500-meters (3:58.76).

HIGH SCHOOL: Westhill… team captain and MVP as a senior in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track… Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Champion at 1,600-meters (4:21)… placed second at both the Class LL State Indoor Championships and the Class L State Outdoor Championships in the 1,600-meters… finished fifth at the State Open in the 1,600-meters… fist-team All-County as a senior in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track… holds Westhill 3,000-meter steeplechase record (10:41)… awarded the 2003 Connecticut CIAC State Scholar-Athlete Award as well as the FCIAC County Scholar-Athlete Award… coached by Ed Lane.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Communications…would like to pursue a career writing and directing films.