| Austin Bussing
James E. Taylor
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 170
Two-time All-Big 12 (at Kansas)
Four Time Track and Field Academic All-Big 12 (at Kansas)
Three Time Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 (at Kansas)
Placed 12th (8:11.35) in the 3,000 meters the Big 12 Championships ... recorded a personal-best 3,000m time of 8:09.34 to finish 14th at the Husky Classic ... finished sixth in the 3,000 with a time of 8:13.89 at the Razorback Team Invitational ... placed fifth in the mile at the Arkansas Dual meet with a personal-best time of 4:10.76.
2011-12 (AT KANSAS)
Competed at the Big 12 Championships (5/13) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase where he placed seventh after finishing the race in 9:05.31 ... earned all-league honors for that performance ... first team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... set a team and personal best time in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational (4/29) crossing the finish line in 8:52.56 (seventh place) .... set a personal best (3:54.13) when he finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Texas Relays (3/29).
Competed at the Big 12 Championships (2/25) in the 3,000 meters where he finished 15th with a time of 8:11.94 ... set a personal best in the 3,000m at Husky Classic (2/12) where he placed in 32nd and finished with a time of 8:11.18 ... set personal record in mile at the Jayhawk Classic (1/27) where he finished in first in 4:12.57.
Cross Country (Senior):
Competed in five of the seven meets and was KU's top finisher in three events ... named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... ran a season-best 8K time at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) finishing in 24:22.5 to place 22nd ... was KU's top finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12), completing the 10K race in 32:07.40 (32nd place) ... placed third at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 8K time of 27:02.35.
2010-11 (AT KANSAS)
First team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... recorded a personal best 8:25.76 3,000-meter time at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), placing fourth ... competed in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/15) ... placed sixth in the steeplechase with a time of 9:07.43 and finished the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 15:24.52 ... posted a season-best time of 9:05.28 (21st place) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational (5/1) ... finished sixth in the 1,500 meters (3:56.44) at the Kansas Relays (4/23).
Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/25) finishing in a time of 8:37.05 to place 30th ... season's top 3,000-meter time came at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 8:34.18 and placing 20th ... notched two runner-up performances in the mile run, the first at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a time of 4:17.21 and the second coming at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) in 4:20.26.
Cross Country (Junior):
First team Academic All-Big 12 choice ... competed in five meets, finishing among the top-three KU finishers in all but one race ... top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), where he finished fifth with an 8K time of 26:06.09 ... notched a career-best 8K time at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), placing 132nd in 25:21.00 ... finished 48th at his second Big 12 Championships meet (10/30), crossing the finish line in 25:46.96 ... ran in his first Midwest Regional meet (11/13), running a 10K time of 32:02.34 and finishing 82nd.
2009-10 (AT KANSAS)
Outdoor (Redshirt Freshman):
First team Academic All-Big 12 ... ran the 1,500 meters in 3:54.96 at the Kansas Relays (4/15), finishing in sixth place.
Indoor (Redshirt Freshman):
Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 8:23.49 in the Husker Invitational (2/6) ... competed in the mile run at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier, finishing eighth and recording a season-best time of 4:14.34.
Cross Country (Sophomore):
Was among the Jayhawks' top-five finishers in five of the six meets in which he competed ... first team Academic All-Big 12 choice ... posted an 8K time of 25:26 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where he also had a season-best team-finish of third, while placing 62nd overall ... clocked in at 25:30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17) to take 123rd ... competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/31), finishing in 62nd in an 8K time of 26:44.50.
2008-09 (AT KANSAS)
Cross Country (Freshman):
Ran unattached at the Bob Timmons Classic, finishing in 16th place with an 8K time of 26:59.60 ... placed 17th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 28:00.68 ... ran a 26:50 (8K) at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree ... recorded a personal-best 8K time of 26:36.30 to finish 91st in the Men's Open Race at the ISU Pre-Nationals.
Four-year letterman in both track and cross country ... team captain of his cross country team as a junior and senior ... qualified for state as a senior in 2007 ... regional qualifier 2005-2007 ... three-year regional track qualifier ... a two-time team MVP in track ... was a four-year academic/athletic all-star.
Born in St. Louis, Mo. ... full name is Greg Austin Bussing ... son of Greg and Dorothy Bussing ... majored in English at Kansas ... enrolled in the community and regional planning graduate program ... member of the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.
Mile - 4:10.76, Arkansas Dual Meet (1/11/13)
3,000 Meters - 8:09.34, Husky Classic (2/8/13)
5,000 Meters - 15:24.52, Big 12 Championships (5/15)#
1,500 Meters - 3:47.73, Texas Invitational (4/13/13)
3,000 Meters - 8:25.76, Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2/11)#
5,000 Meters - 15:24.52, Big 12 Championships (5/15/11)#
3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 8:50.05, Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/28/13)
BIG 12 SCORING
2011: 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 6th (9:07.43)#
2012: 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 7th (9:05.31)#
2013: 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 2nd (8:53.55)
# at Kansas
Note: Bios updated after 2013 indoor season; career bests are current