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    Robert Kueny  
    Robert Kueny

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lebanon, MO

    High School:
    Lebanon

    Height:
    6-3

    Event:
    Sprints


    AS A JUNIOR: Had an outstanding junior year in which he earned a share of the 4x400-meter relay school record ... nearly set a career best in the 400 meters at the Meyo Invitational, running 48.87 in a deep field of competition ... had a huge BIG EAST indoor meet, for which he qualified in both the 400 and 500 meters ... ran what now stands as the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 500-meter preliminaries ... the time of 1:02.75 makes him the third-best athlete to run the 500 in Notre Dame history and put him in sixth place heading into the final ... ended up sixth in the final, posting a time of 1:03.42 ... competed with Jordan Powell, Austin Wechter and Ryan Postel in the 4x400-meter relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational, setting a new school record of 3:08.38 and earning a provisional NCAA meet qualification (they narrowly missed advancement to the meet) ... top performance of the outdoor season came at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, where he covered 400 meters in 50.74 seconds ... leads a strong nucleus of 400-meter talent going into the 2008 season.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Showed progress in the longer sprints ... established a new career best of 48.82 seconds in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Opener, qualifying for the BIG EAST indoor meet ... earned another BIG EAST qualification with a fifth-place finish in the 500 meters at the Meyo Invitational (1:05.04); also ran the 400 meters in 48.89 at the meet ... just missed qualifying for the 500-meter final at the BIG EAST indoor meet ... ran the 4x400-meter relay with Austin Wechter, Jordan Powell and Ryan Postel at the Alex Wilson Invitational, posting a time of 3:10.31 to earn an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and set the second-fastest time in school history ... ran the 400 meters exclusively during the outdoor campaign ... set a new career best of 50.00 seconds in the event at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational ... improved the mark at the Central Collegiate Championship, finishing eighth in a personal-best 48.55 seconds ... ran 49.07 for 19th at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... competed in the 4x400-meter relay at the Georgia Tech Invitational, helping clock the third-best time in school history (3:09.95) with Wechter, Powell, and Postel ... that foursome also qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional where it ran 3:10.39, the fourth-fastest mark in school history, but failed to advance to the final.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Competed primarily in the 400 meters for the Notre Dame team ... ran a career-best 400 meters (49.57) in the team's first indoor meet ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the 400 meters and finished 10th with a 50.69 effort ... also ran in the 4x400 meter relay at the league meet, taking third in 3:18.16 with teammates Trevor McClain-Duer, Jordan Powell, and Austin Weaver ... ran an outdoor season best at the Indy Relays (50.16, third) ... took sixth in the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship along with Powell, Austin Wechter and Roberto Garcia.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Lebanon High School (track, soccer, basketball) ... earned nine varsity letters during his prep career ... all-state track athlete his junior campaign ... four-year all-city and all-conference performer in track ... garnered the same honors for two seasons as a defenseman in soccer ... captured conference championship in track as a junior and regional title the following year ... team captain as a senior for all three varsity squads ... track & field MVP final two seasons ... boasts personal bests of 48.95 in the 400 meters, 23.00 in the 200, and 11.02 in the 100 ... school record-holder in the 400 and as part of the 800 and 1,600 relays ... his 400 record broke a 44-year old standard ... National Honor Society member and senior class vice president ... born Oct. 10, 1985 in Springfield, Mo. ... has four siblings ... his cousin, Emily Greenwood, was a swimmer at Truman State ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a history major.

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