2009 NCAA Indoor Semifinalist - 4x400m Relay
2009 (Freshman): Outdoor - After an impressive indoor season, red-shirted outdoor competition after incurring an injury after Penn Relays in late April ... At Penn Relays, ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay squad that crossed the finish line at 40.31 to place sixth in the college final ... Posted a fourth-place time of 10.35 in the 100m dash at the Sea Ray Relays; the personal-best time ranks 11th in school history ... Achieved three regional-qualifying marks in the 200m dash and as a member of two relay squads at Florida Relays ... Placed seventh overall during his Wildcat outdoor debut in the 200m dash in Gainesville, clocking in a 20.99 to rank ninth all-time at UK ... Ran on the 4x400m relay that posted a season-best time of 3:05.77 in Florida and competed on the 4x100m relay that placed fifth overall, crossing the finish in 40.03. Indoor - At the NCAA Championships, ran an opening split of 47.00 to help team record time of 3:09.15 for an 11th-place national finish ... At SEC Championships in Lexington, ran as a member of the third-place 4x400m relay team that posted a time of 3:06.78 to rank fourth all-time in school history ... Broke the 200m dash freshman record twice during the SEC Championships, turning in a personal-best mark of 20.99 in the final to place sixth in the conference and tie for fourth all-time at UK with teammate Jose Acevedo in the event ... Also earned points for the Cats at the league championships in the 60m dash, finishing the race in eighth place at 6.73 ... Made sure his collegiate debut in the 200m dash did not go unnoticed at Iowa State Classic, winning the race with a scorching time of 21.13 to originally top DeMarcus Lindsey's 16-year old freshman UK mark of 21.23 ... Made debut in the Blue and White at the Kentucky Invitational by breaking former Olympian Tim Harden's 16-year-old converted freshman record mark of 6.72 in the 60m dash by posting a third-place time of 6.71 that ranks eighth all-time in the UK record books.
High School: Three-time state champion in Wisconsin Division 2 for the 100m and 200m dashes as sophomore, junior and senior ... As a result, named MVP of the year in each of those seasons within Wisconsin ... Member of 4x100m relay state championship team as a senior in Wisconsin Division 2 ... Holds Wisconsin state record for most gold medals in track and field career ... Led track and field team to a Wisconsin state championship as a senior after runner-up finishes during his sophomore and freshman seasons ... Ran on two relay teams that claimed Wisconsin state records: the 4x100m relay as a sophomore and the 4x200m relay as a freshman ... In addition claims the 100m dash Wisconsin state record ... Holds school records in the 100m dash, 200m dash, long jump, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay ... Coached by Rob Green ... Played basketball for four years, winning the conference championship as a senior ... Competed in football for three seasons and named Gatorade rookie of the year as a freshman ... Honor roll student ... Also was a member of the Varsity Club, Choir, DECA and FBLA. Personal: Full name is Justin Boyd Austin ... Born Oct. 8, 1989 in Milwaukee, Wisc. ... Parents are Milton Austin and Tanz Robertson ... Has three siblings: twin brother Jerrell; brother Milton and sister Dionna McFerrin ... Nickname "J. Aust."