Siotame Latu
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    Siotame Latu

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Eugene, Ore.

    High School:
    South Eugene

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    400m

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in the 400-meter hurdles during five outdoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 54.85 during a runner-up performance at the Air Force Triangular...also recorded a second-place finish at the Jerry Quiller Classic (55.98)...set the Academy's indoor record in that event by clocking a time of 59.85 at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic...competed in four different distances during the indoor season...finished third in the 500-meter dash (1:05.93) at the Air Force Holiday Open...also competed in the 200-meter dash (career-best 23.38, Air Force Invitational), 400-meter dash (career-best 50.57, Air Force Team Challenge) and 600-meter run (1:26.80, Nebraska adidas Classic) during the indoor season.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011-12: Competed in seven different distances during the indoor season...won the 800-meter run at the Air Force Invitational with a career-best time of 1:57.45 (adjusted for altitude)...won the 600-yard run (1:17.32) and ran a leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:28.89) at the Robert Shine Invitational...also competed in the 200-meter dash (23.57, Air Force Team Challenge), 300-meter dash (36.55, Air Force Blue-Silver Open), 400-meter dash (50.79, Air Force All-Comers Meet), 500-meter dash (1:06.40, Air Force Blue-Silver Open) and 600-meter run (1:22.58) during the indoor season...ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that place fifth (3:18.63) at the New Mexico Classic...ran the 400-meter hurdles twice during the outdoor season...clocked the third-fastest time on the team (56.99) at the Colorado Invitational...ran the 800-meter run at the Arizona State Invitational (1:59.04)...competed on the 4x400-meter relay that finished second at the Colorado Invitational (3:19.06).

    HIGH SCHOOL: South Eugene High School...lettered four years in track...two-time team MVP...four-year anchor of the mile relay team...earned the team's Most Outstanding Freshman award...also received the team's Most Inspirational Award...three-year letterwinner in football...served as team captain during junior and senior years...AP Scholar.

    PERSONAL: Full first name is Siotame, but goes by Tame...son of Manase Latu...majoring in foreign area studies, with a focus on the Middle East...served as BCT Element Leader and Training NCO...ranked first athletically in the Class of 2015...originally from Tonga...born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, and then moved to Eugene, Oregon...hobbies include "living the good life"...traveled to RAF Mildenhall, England, for Operation Air Force over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 27.

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