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2015 ALL-CONFERENCE: 3K STEEPLECHASE (THIRD TEAM)
2015 ALL-CONFERENCE: CROSS COUNTRY (13TH)
2015 ALL-REGION: CROSS COUNTRY (20TH)

2015-16
Cross Country 

  • Recorded his season best 8k time at the American Athletic Conference Championship with a time of 24:21.67. He finished 13th overall in the meet and was the first men’s runner for the Bulls to earn All-Conference honors in 12 years.
  • Finished first among the Bulls in all seven meets, placing first overall in four.

  • Was named conference athlete of the week two times.

  • Finished with a 10k time of 31:28.23 in the NCAA South Regional. He earned All-Region honors with his 20th place finish.

Indoor/Outdoor 

  • Did not compete

2014-15
Cross Country

  • Finished first for the Bulls in all seven meets, recording a personal-best 8k time of 25:24.37 at the Mountain Dew Invitational on Sept. 20
  • Recorded two top-five finishes, including first at the University of Tampa Early Bird with a 20:52:20 4 mile time on Sept. 12
  • Posted a top-25 finish at the American Athletic Conference Championship, crossing the 8k line at 26:09 on Oct. 31
  • Competed in the NCAA South Regional on Nov. 14, posting a personal record 10k time of 32:04.5

Indoor

  • Had USF’s season best time of 8:35.40 in the 3000 meters at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (2/13)
  • Was a member of the team that placed 10th in the distance medley relay at the American Indoor Championships (2/27)

Outdoor

  • Was third-team all-conference in the 3,000m steeplechase with a team-best time of 9:10.85.
  • Ran a team-best 5,000m time of 14:51.62 at the UCF Twilight (4/30)
  • Ran a team-best 3,000m time of 8:48.92 at the USF Invitational (3/12)
  • Ran a season-best 1,500m time of 4:03.89 at the South Florida Triangular (4/11)

2013-14
Cross Country

  • Led the Bulls with a personal-best 8K time of 25:16.98 and placed eighth at the American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships
  • Finished third on the team, 164th overall at the NCAA South Regional in a 10K time of 35:22.77... 

Outdoor

  • Competed in the 3,000 steeplechase six times, had a personal record time of 9:18.99 at The American Athletic Conference Championships and placed fifth
  • Ran the 1,500 one time and placed sixth at the Bulls Invitational in a time of 4:07.38
  • Ran the 5,000 one time and placed first at the USF Collegiate in a time of 15:56.74

2012-13
Cross Country

  • As a freshman, led the Bulls with a 76th place finish at the Big EAST Championships with a time of 27:24.58
  • Led USF at the NCAA South Regional with a 10K time of 33:25 and placed 113th.

Outdoor

  • Ran the 3,000 once, placed 10th at the USF Open in a time of 9:01.25
  • Ran a personal best time 15:38.11 in the 5,000 at the Florida State Relays and placed 18th.

Personal

  • Son of Mike and Mary Babinec
  • Lettered in both cross country and track and field all four years
  • Majoring in electrical engineering
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