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    Billy Buzaid  
    Billy Buzaid

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Verona, NJ

    High School:
    Seton Hall Prep

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    XC/Distance

    Birthdate:
    02/14/1987


    AS A JUNIOR: Opened the indoor track season with a second-place finish in the 500 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a time of 1:04.50 ... ran the 800 meters in 1:53.93 to finish second at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... took first place in the Notre Dame Invitational 500 meters in 1:03.80 ... finished sixth in the 800 meters at the Indiana Relays in a time of 1:54.53 ... ran the 500 meters at the Meyo Invitational in 1:03.82 to finish fourth ... finished sixth in the 500 meters with a time of 1:03.59 at the BIG EAST Championship ... concentrated on the 400 meters during the outdoor season ... finished third at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 49.44 ... finished 20th in the 400 meters in 49.69 at the Ole Miss Invitational ... took seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays in 49.65 ... ran the 400 meters in 49.11 to finish 13th at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational ... finished sixth at the Hillsdale Relays with a time of 49.01 ... ran a 400-meter preliminary time of 49.97 at the BIG EAST Championship ... was a member of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay team at the BIG EAST Championship.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Emerged as a likely candidate to fill the 4x400-meter relay voids left by departed seniors Ryan Postel and Jordan Powell ... set two career bests during the indoor campaign ... earned a BIG EAST qualification in the 500 meters by posting a time of 1:04.45 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... ran 48.98 over 400 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational for his second BIG EAST mark ... took 12th in the preliminaries of the 500 meters at the BIG EAST indoor meet ... ran his first career 800-meter race outdoors at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... ran 1:55.15 for second place ... top 400-meter performance of the outdoor season came at the BIG EAST Championship, where he ran 49.38 to finish 16th (second of four on the team) in the prelims.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Showed promise in the middle distance group ... concentrated on the 500 meters during the indoor season ... top performance came early in the season at the Blue and Gold Invitational (1:06.58) ... shifted to the 400 meters during the outdoor campaign ... ran 50.55 at the Notre Dame Spring Opener ... broke the 50-second mark at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, running 49.71 ... again lowered his time at the Central Collegiates with a time of 49.44 ... established his personal-best mark at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, running 49.30.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned three varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track and another in cross country during his career at Seton Hall Prep ... earned All-American honors as a member of Seton Hall Prep's 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth at Nike Outdoor Nationals (3:13.88) ... the 4x400 relay also won the New Jersey state indoor championship and earned an indoor and outdoor national ranking ... his 4x800 team also earned a national ranking in his senior season (7:46) ... outdoor track team MVP and 400-meter conference champion in 2004 ... qualified for two Championship of America races at the 2005 Penn Relays (4x400, 4x800), the first New Jersey team to accomplish such a feat in over 20 years ... personal bests include 48.00 in the 400 meters and 1:53.6 in the 800 meters ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... grandfather, Joseph Colleran, played hockey at Boston College ... oldest of three children ... born Feb. 14, 1987 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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