UND Roster

2009-10 Cross Country Roster

Billy Buzaid

Distance


Height 6'1''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Verona, NJ
High School Seton Hall Prep
Bio

AS A JUNIOR: Opened the indoor track season with a second-place finish in the 500 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a time of 1:04.50 … ran the 800 meters in 1:53.93 to finish second at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … took first place in the Notre Dame Invitational 500 meters in 1:03.80 … finished sixth in the 800 meters at the Indiana Relays in a time of 1:54.53 … ran the 500 meters at the Meyo Invitational in 1:03.82 to finish fourth … finished sixth in the 500 meters with a time of 1:03.59 at the BIG EAST Championship … concentrated on the 400 meters during the outdoor season … finished third at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 49.44 … finished 20th in the 400 meters in 49.69 at the Ole Miss Invitational … took seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays in 49.65 … ran the 400 meters in 49.11 to finish 13th at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational … finished sixth at the Hillsdale Relays with a time of 49.01 … ran a 400-meter preliminary time of 49.97 at the BIG EAST Championship … was a member of the fourth-place 4×400-meter relay team at the BIG EAST Championship.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Emerged as a likely candidate to fill the 4×400-meter relay voids left by departed seniors Ryan Postel and Jordan Powell … set two career bests during the indoor campaign … earned a BIG EAST qualification in the 500 meters by posting a time of 1:04.45 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … ran 48.98 over 400 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational for his second BIG EAST mark … took 12th in the preliminaries of the 500 meters at the BIG EAST indoor meet … ran his first career 800-meter race outdoors at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … ran 1:55.15 for second place … top 400-meter performance of the outdoor season came at the BIG EAST Championship, where he ran 49.38 to finish 16th (second of four on the team) in the prelims.

AS A FRESHMAN: Showed promise in the middle distance group … concentrated on the 500 meters during the indoor season … top performance came early in the season at the Blue and Gold Invitational (1:06.58) … shifted to the 400 meters during the outdoor campaign … ran 50.55 at the Notre Dame Spring Opener … broke the 50-second mark at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, running 49.71 … again lowered his time at the Central Collegiates with a time of 49.44 … established his personal-best mark at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, running 49.30.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned three varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track and another in cross country during his career at Seton Hall Prep … earned All-American honors as a member of Seton Hall Prep[apos]s 4×400-meter relay team that finished fourth at Nike Outdoor Nationals (3:13.88) … the 4×400 relay also won the New Jersey state indoor championship and earned an indoor and outdoor national ranking … his 4×800 team also earned a national ranking in his senior season (7:46) … outdoor track team MVP and 400-meter conference champion in 2004 … qualified for two Championship of America races at the 2005 Penn Relays (4×400, 4×800), the first New Jersey team to accomplish such a feat in over 20 years … personal bests include 48.00 in the 400 meters and 1:53.6 in the 800 meters … member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … grandfather, Joseph Colleran, played hockey at Boston College … oldest of three children … born Feb. 14, 1987 in Hinsdale, Ill. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.