OU Track and Field BIO
Ryan Poland
Player Profile:
Ryan Poland 1373397
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Denver Christian HS

• 2013 Second Team Indoor All-American (Distance Medley Relay)
• 2013 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (3,000-Meter Run, 5,000-Meter Run)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
Mile: 4:03.69
3,000-Meter Run: 8:01.95
5,000-Meter Run: 14:11.35

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
5,000-Meter Run: 14:03.75
10,000-Meter Run: 29:30.33

A member of the Men's Distance Medley Relay that finished 11th in 9:44.39 at the NCAA Division I Indoor track and Field Championships and earned Second Team All-America honors ...Received two All-Big 12 honors with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000m run (8:05.52) and sixth-place, personal-best 14:11.35 effort in the 5,000m run at the 2013 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships...Won the men's mile at the Tyson Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:03.69 to take the title and put himself in the Oklahoma record book with the ninth-fastest time recorded in program-history...Started his sophomore season with a program top-10 performance, to sit seventh, in the men's 3,000m run with a 8:01.95 finish sixth in the event at the Razorback Invitational.


(Outdoor) Ran 29:33.42 in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational...Finished 15th in the 10,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship (30:43.03)...Finished 36th in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA West Preliminary (31:39.52).

Opened collegiate career with a time of 8:26.74 in the 3,000-meter run at the Gladstein Invitational. (Outdoor) Redshirted.

High School
Won the 2009 Colorado 3A Cross Country title as he covered the 5K course in time of 15:43.90...Won the 2010 Colorado State Championship in the 1600, crossing the line in a time of 4:31.96...Also finished third in the 3200 with a time of 9:46.85 and fifth in the 800 at the meet with a time of 1:59.25 Finished eighth in the 2009 Foot Locker Midwest Championships with a time of 15:50.00...Claimed 28th in the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a performance of 15:50.90...Named All-Colorado Cross Country and the 3A Runner of the Year by the Denver Post...All-Conference and Metro League Senior of the Year in cross country.

The son of Val and George Poland...Has two siblings, Ashley and Kyle...Sister Ashley competed in track and cross country at Colorado College...Father George competed in trackand cross country at Kansas...Enjoys cycling and triathlons.

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