Gavin Saacke ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Obra D. Tompkins High School
  • KATY, TX
  • Men's Track
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Gavin Saacke's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
KT Express
Prim. Position:
Distance & PR
Sec. Position:
Distance & PR
14:57 5k

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Personal Statement

Cross Country and track are my chosen sports because they allow me to continually challenge myself to go faster, adjust small details to achieve different results, and spend significant  time with my teammates and coaches.  

In the past few years, I've learned that besides being competitive by nature, I enjoy races where the conditions are harsh, whether its hills, heat, or rain, these motivate me to excel.  One of the additions to my running in the past few years is the enjoyment of developing a strategy for each race with my coaches and parents; taking into consideration factors such as team goals, weather, known competitors, training load for the week, and number of events.  

It is the combination of my analytical mind and desire to excel that separates me from other runners.  The student part of being a student-athlete has come easy to me; therefore, I am able to put a lot of my time into my sport and relationships within the sport.  It is awesome to be at a place where I will be able to compete at high level collegiately and be a part of this sport into the future.  


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, All-State team, 1st Team All-State
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place, Conference 2nd Place
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Varsity Steeplechase Record, Fr 3200, 5K, 2K SC, 4x1600 Relay Record
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County
  • Team Awards:
    Competed in most competitive state meet, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, Conference Champs
  • 2017 Freshman Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Won 1st & 2nd in several meets
  • Team Awards:
    Team won 4th in state, Regional Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2018 KT Express (USATF National Competition Team)

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Julius Belton
  • High School Head Coach
  • Walt Yarrow



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High School Information

High School:
Obra D. Tompkins High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. In Honors and Gifted and Talented Classes
AP Classes:
Yes. Passed Human Geography 5/5
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Two years ahead grade level in Math Gifted and Talented Program Duke TIP Attended Davidson University 3 weeks Summer boarding Architecture Class 97th PERCENTILE PSAT
  • Activity
    • Volunteer set-up team church Skiing Hurricane Harvey clean-up Summer employment at Construction Company

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Event 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 KT Express 2017 Freshman T
5K 14:57 16:33 15:36 16:33
800M 2:09 2:09 2:09
1500M 4:15 4:15 4:20
1600M 4:41 4:41
3000M 9:10 9:10 9:23
3200M 10:02 10:02
5000M 16:33 16:33
3000M Steeplechase 6:41 2000 SC 6:28 2000 SC 6:41 2000 SC
Distance & PR 2 Mile 10:45 2 Mi 10:45
Distance Medley (Split) 4:47 mile in 4x1600 Relay; Set Freshman Record for School
400M 1:02


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