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 Jose Acevedo
Jose Acevedo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
U.N. Nuestra

Event:
Sprints


• 2008 Olympian (Venezuela) - 200m Dash
• 2008 Venezuelan Federation of Athletics Male Athlete of the Year
• 2008 Venezuelan National Record Holder - 200m Dash
• 2008 NCAA Outdoor Third Place - 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist - 200m Dash, 4x100m Relay
• 2008 All-Mideast Regional Team - 200m Dash, 4x100m Relay
• 2008 SEC Outdoor Champion - 4x400m Relay
• 2008 All-SEC Outdoor First Team - 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Indoor Semifinalist - 200m Dash, 4x400m Relay
• 2007 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist - 4x400m Relay
• 2007 All-Mideast Regional Team - 4x100m Relay
• 2007 NCAA Indoor Second Place - 4x400m Relay
• 2007 NCAA Indoor All-American - 4x400m Relay
• 2007 SEC Indoor Champion - 4x400m Relay
• 2007 All-SEC Indoor First Team - 4x400m Relay
• 2006 All-Mideast Regional Team - 200m Dash and 4x400m Relay
• 2006 All-SEC Indoor Second Team - 4x400m Relay
• Varsity Record Holder 4x400m Relay (Indoor)
• Varsity Record Holder 4x400m Relay (Outdoor)
• Freshman Record Holder 200m Dash (Outdoor)


2008 (Junior): Outdoor - Competed for Venezuela at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, finishing fifth in his 200m dash first-round heat with a time of 21.06 ... As a result was named Male Athlete of the Year by Venezuela Federation of Athletics ... At the Mideast Regional, turned in a personal-best 200m dash time of 20.58 that broke Venezuelan National Record, automatically qualified him for NCAAs, ranks third all-time at UK and beat the Olympic "A" standard cut to qualify for the summer games ... Anchored 4x400m relay team at NCAA Championships that broke the school record with a third-place time of 3:02.00 ... Earned Outdoor All-America honor for his 4x400m relay effort ... Also competed for UK 4x100m relay squad that finished 13th nationally with a time of 40.11 ... At the NCAA Championships finished 20th in the country in the 200m dash, clocking in at 21.23 ... Anchored SEC Champion 4x400m relay team with winning time of 3:04.57 ... Placed third in 200m dash at Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships held in Cali, Colombia, with a time of 20.79 ... Ran second leg on the Mideast Regional 4x100m relay that placed fourth with a time of 39.72 ... Ran season-best 400m time of 47.58 at Yellow Jacket Invitational. Indoor - At NCAA Championships, anchored 4x400m relay squad that finished 10th nationally in a time of 3:08.60 ... Also ran 200m dash at NCAA meet, placing tenth nationally by crossing line in personal-best indoor time of 20.99 that ranks third all-time at UK ... Placed fifth at the SEC Championships, with a personal-best 400m dash time of 47.08 that ranks sixth all-time in school history ... Finished seventh in 200m dash at SECs with time of 21.39 ... Placed fourth in 4x400m relay at SECs with time of 3:11.48 after the inital handoff was impeded.

2007 (Sophomore): Indoor - Earned All-America honor as member of 4x400m relay squad that finished second to at the NCAA Indoor Championships, with a time of 3:06.34 ... On the men's 4x400 relay team that ran the second-fastest time in the country and claimed the SEC title finishing first with a time of 3:05.87 to set a new Nutter Field House record, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships and breaking the school record set in 1996 ... At SEC Indoors finished seventh in the 200-meter dash with a provisional mark of 21.21 - fourth-fastest mark all-time at UK... Part of 4x400 relay team posting a provisional time of 3:07.21 at Iowa State Classic ... Member of 4x400 relay squad that finished first with a provisional time of 3:08.99 and a McCravy meet record. Outdoor - Defended his 2005 Venezuelan Games title in the 200m with a 20.88 mark ... Member of men's 4x400 relay squad finishing first with a regional-qualifying time of 3:06.29 at Yellow Jacket Invitational. ... In the men's 200-meter dash preliminaries at SEC Outdoors had a qualifying time of 21.13, and season-best mark ... Part of the men's 4x400 meter relay squad, recorded a season-best time of 3:03.96 at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Leg of men's 4x100m relay squad that recorded a season-best time of 40.33 at the SEC Championships ... Ran a personal-best time of 10.45 in the 100m dash at the Shamrock Invitational ... Part of men's 4x400 relay team that finished in a time of 3:04.49 at Mideast Regional to qualify for NCAA Championship ... Competed as part of men's 4x400 relay team at NCAA Championships with a time of 3:07.68.

2006 (Freshman): Indoor - Helped the Cats finish third in the 4x400 at the SEC Championships ... Notched the 10th-fastest indoor 400 (47.52) in school history at the Iowa State Qualifier ... Posted a season-best 21.69 in the 200 at the Rod McCravy Invite ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay which broke Rod McCravy Memorial meet record ... Helped propel UK to a first-place triumph in the 4x400 at the Iowa State Qualifier (3:07.01, fourth-fastest mark nationally). Outdoor - Tremendous first season highlighted by a trip to the NCAA Championships in the 200 ... Earned All-Region honors with a sixth-place finish in the 200 (20.79) at the Mideast Regional ... Personal best mark of 20.79 broke the UK freshman record and placed him fifth all-time at Kentucky ... Qualified regionally for the 400 (47.26) ... Ran the second leg of the Wildcats' school-record breaking 4x400 relay (3:02.97) at the Mideast Regional... Helped Kentucky finish second at the SEC Championships in the 4x400 and sixth in the 4x100 ... UK freshman record in the 200 with a personal best mark of 20.79 at the regional championships ... Qualified regionally for the 400 (47.26 ) ... Won the 200 (21.28) at the Venezuela National Championships ... Ran the third leg of the Cats' regional qualifying 4x100 relay (40.23) ... Posted the second fastest 100 (10.67) for the Cats in `06.

High School: Owns the Venezuelan Junior National record for the 400, which broke current Wildcat Luis Luna's old mark ... Versatile runner who competed in the 100, 200 and 400 as a prep. Personal: Born March 30, 1986 ... Parents are Edith and Jose Acevedo ... Major is accounting.

Personal Bests: 100 Meters- 10.45; 200 Meters - 20.58; 400 Meters - 46.62.

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