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Austin Zirkel was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and went to Medina ISD for kindergarten-12th grade in Medina, Texas. Currently, he studies Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, also minoring in Military Science and Psychology. Zirkel competed with the Comets from 2014-2018, then graduated from high school and currently competes for D1 Sam Houston State in Track and Field/Cross Country. Zirkel is currently a Cadet in the U.S. Army in ROTC, and plans on commissioning as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in May 2022.

The Comets helped elevate his running success, which was shown immediately as he qualified for UIL State his freshman year in Cross Country, the 3200, and 1600. Zirkel is a 4x Cross Country State qualifier, 2x Cross Country State champion, 10x State track qualifier, 1x State track (3200) champion, 5x State track runner up, 1x State track team runner up, 5x AAU Junior Olympic qualifier and 2X All-American, 1x USATF Cross Country National All-American, and 1x team Southland Conference champion.

Austin has PRs of:
5K CC- 15:34
5K indoor- 15:24
3200- 9:31
3000 indoor-8:42
2000 Steeple-6:22
Indoor mile-4:24
1600-4:24
800-1:59



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