PR: 8:15.69 (2007)
Born: August 14, 1980 in Flanders, N.J.
Current Residence: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Mt. Olive (Flanders, N.J.) HS '98
College: Colorado '02
Coach: Brad Hudson
Agent: Tom Ratcliffe
Career Highlights: 2003 USA champion; 2006 USA runner-up; 2002 USA & NCAA runner-up; 2001 Big 12 champion
In 2007, Slattery posted the two fastest 3,000m steeplechase times by an American, with the highlight coming from his career best performance in Brussels when he stopped the clocks at 8:15.69. Over the course of two years, Slattery rose from #7 ranked American to 2003 U.S. champion. He continued to be one of America’s best in that event in 2004 in placing fifth at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento. Slattery made good on his potential by winning the 2003 U.S. title in a thrilling, three-man final sprint with Daniel Lincoln and Robert Gary. He ended the 2003 season owning three of the top five times by Americans that season...He arrived at the University of Colorado with an impressive list of accomplishments as a high school star, earning four All-American titles and six all-state honors. He was a 12-time all-County athlete, Madison Square Garden Athlete of the Week and a N.J. Nets Athlete of the Month. In cross country he was a two-time state champion and two-time Foot Locker All-American. A black belt in karate, Slattery chose Colorado over Stanford, Arkansas, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Michigan…placed 28th at the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Slattery was a redshirt during the 1998 collegiate season, but represented the United States as a member of the men’s junior national team in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Belfast, Ireland. Slattery was the fourth American to finish, 40th overall (28:29) among the field of 149 runners. Married to the former Sara Goton whom he met at Colorado in 2003.
2008: 2nd at Reebok Grand
2007: Did not finish at USA Outdoors...3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:22.25)...5th at Brussels (8:15.69PR, U.S. Leader)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:15.69.
2006: USA Outdoors runner-up (8:25.54)...7th at adidas Track Classic (8:37.95)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (3:56.75)...10th at Rome (8:22.70)...14th at Athens Super Grand Prix (8:30.04)...9th at Lausanne (8:27.81)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:22.70.
2005: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (8:25.52)...10th at World Outdoor Champs in opening round (8:26.01)...6th in 3000m at the Reebok Grand Prix (7:51.70)...9th in 3000m at the Reebok Boston Games (8:05.99)...10th at Heusden (8:17.87PR)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:17.87.
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials (8:23.60)5th in 1500m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (3:42.88)ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 8:23.60.
2003: USA Outdoor champion (8:23.58)fifth in opening round at World Outdoors (8:22.32PR, U.S. Leader)2nd at Glasgow (8:30.98)12th at Brussels (8:24.99)5th in 3000m at Oracle U.S. Open (7:50.76)6th in 5000m at Stanford (13:42.05)bests of 8:22.32, 7:50.76 & 13:43.05ranked #1 at steeple in U.S., #5 at 3000m by T&FN.
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (8:23.44PR)2nd at NCAA Outdoors (8:26.51)1st at Mt. SAC (8:36.4h)ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 8:23.44.
2001: 7th at USA Outdoors (8:34.96)3rd at NCAA Outdoors1st at Big 12 Outdoors10th at World University Gamesranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 8:26.45.
2000: 6th in opening round at U.S. Olympic Trials (8:37.74)7th at NCAA Outdoors3rd at Big 12 Outdoorsbest of 8:35.15.
1999: 9th in opening round at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 8:41.21.
1998: 40th at World Cross Country Championships (28:29).