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PAUL McMULLEN
Event: 1,500m
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
PR: 1500m-3:33.89 (2001), Mile-3:54.94 (1998); 800m-1:45.96 (1995)
Born: February 19, 1972 in Cadillac, Mich.
Current Residence: Ypsilanti, Mich.
High School: Cadillac, Mich. '90
College: Eastern Michigan '95
Coach: Ron Warhurst
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: Saucony

Career Highlights: 1996 Olympic Trials champion; 1995 USA Outdoor Champ; 1998 USA Indoor mile champ; 10th at 2001 World Outdoors.

One of the most inspirational stories on Team USA, McMullen came back from severed toes, several "down" seasons, the blessing of new fatherhood and not having an IAAF "A" qualifying time, to in 2001 make his first U.S. team since 1997. McMullen placed third in the 1,500m at the 2001 GMC Envoy USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, while wearing a pink ribbon in honor of his daughter, Olivia Kate, born earlier that day at 12:38 a.m. Eastern Time. The baby (9 pounds, 9 ounces) was born by Cesarean sectionmarried to Jill (Stamison) McMullen (September 16, 1995), who made the 1997 World Championships team with an 800 PR of 2:00.81 McMullen set PRs in 1,500m (3:33.89 in Monaco) and in the mile (3:54.94 in London) in 2001. He suffered from back problems early in the year in 2002McMullen won a total of 16 Mid-American and Central Collegiate titles for Eastern Michiganan eight-time All-American selection, he did not run cross country in high school, played football instead where he excelled on offense and defense, and returned kickoffsnever broke his high school's 1600m record held my Mark Smith, who went on to become a national-class steeplechaser, at 4:16In June 1997, McMullen lost part of two toes when he slipped on a hill as he was mowing a lawn. Fears that he would never run again disappeared when he came back the following winter to capture the USA Indoor mile crowngraduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1995 with Bachelors degree in accountingyounger brother Phil competed as a decathlete at the 2001 World Championships Team. training partners in Michigan include Alan Webb and Canadian Olympian Kevin O'Sullivan.

2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors (3:37.94)10th at World Outdoors (3:39:35)picked up IAAF 'A' qualifier for World Outdoors with his 3:35.3 July 14 at Heusden-Zolder, Belgiumranked #1 in U.S. by T&FNbests of 3:33.89PR in Monaco (was U.S. seasonal best) and 3:54.94 mile PR in London.
2000: 10th in heat at Olympic Trialsbests of 3:44.03, 3:57.88i (mile).
1999: 5th in heat at USA Outdoorsbests of 3:42.90, 4:02.70.
1998: Ran 1:50.12 for 800m in his first race back from lawn mowing accidentwon the USA Indoor mile (3:55.81PR)3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (3:39.36)ran outdoor mile PRs at Goodwill Games (6th-3:56.60) and U.S. Open (3:56.14)ranked #3 U.S. in 1,500m by T&FNbests of 3:38.25, 3:55.84i and 1:47.38.
1997: Missed USA Outdoors after losing parts of two toes in a lawn mowing accident the week beforeranked #8 U.S. in 1500m by T&FNbests of 3:41.45i, 3:58.61i, 1:48.53i, and 13:59.40.
1996: Won Olympic Trials in 3:43.869th in semis at Olympic Games 3:37.81ranked #1 at 1500m by T&FNbests of 3:36.24 and 3:57.79.
1995: USA Outdoor 1500m champ (3:43.90)finished 10th at World Championships after leading the first 800m (3:38.23)3rd in mile at NCAA Indoors (3:58.21), and anchored runner-up distance medleywon Mid-American Conference title at 5000m (14:42.95)won Central Collegiate and Mid-American 1500srunner up at NCAA 1500mranked #1 at 1500m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 1:45.96, 3:34.45 and 3:56.87.
1994: 4th in NCAA Indoor mile and ran on the 7th-place distance medley teamrunner-up at Central Collegiates 1500mwon Mid-American 1500m4th at NCAA 15005th in 1500m heats at USA champswon All-Mid American Conference honors in cross countrybests of 3:42.14 and 4:00.35i.
1993: Won Central Collegiate 1500m2nd at Mid American Conference 1500m8th in NCAA 1500mdisqualified in heats of USA Champsbests of 3:40.96 and 4:02.51.
1992: Won Mid-American and Central Collegiate 1500sbest of 3:49.51.
1991: Redshirted first year at Eastern Michigan because of a collapsed arch bests of 1:54 and 3:57.
1990: Won Michigan Class B State title at 1600m (4:19.9PR) and runner-up at 800mran 1500 PR on a summer tour of Russiabest of 3:57.7, 4:19.9 and 1:55.9.
1989: Bests of 4:36 and 1:57.7.

11/13/01