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Ari Klau

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
West Hartford, Conn.
Hometown
Hall
High School

NCAA East Prelims
2018:
5000m

USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
2019
2018

All-ACC 
2019 Indoor: 3000m 
2018 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019-20 Indoor 
• Finished seventh in the 3000m and 5000m at the ACC Championships
• Ran a career-best time of 7:51.57 in the 3000m, setting a UVA record in the event
• 3000m time ranks 17th in the NCAA this season
• Finished first in the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Placed third in the 3000m at the Navy Invitational II

2019 Cross Country 
• Earned All-Southeast Regional honors
• Placed 15th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, finishing as the second UVA runner to cross the finish line
• Led Virginia at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational with a fourth-place finish
• Named ACC Co-Performer of the Week for performance at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Finished 25th at the ACC Championships
• Placed 10th at the Cavalier Classic

2019 Outdoor 
• Placed eighth in the 5000m at the ACC Championships
• Ran a season-best time of 14:12.59 in the 5000m at the ACC Championships
• Placed second in the 5000m at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor

2019 Indoor 
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors in the 3000m run, finishing fourth in the event at the ACC Championships
• Ran a career-bet time of 8:03.22 in the 3000m, eighth best time in school history
• Finished 16th in the 5000m at the ACC Championships
• Placed first in the DMR at the Keydet Invitational

2018 Cross Country
• Finished 19th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, earning All-Southeast Region honors with the performance
• Third-fastest UVA runner at the regional championship with a time of 30:31.6
• Earned All-ACC honors after finishing 20th at the ACC Championships, second finisher for the Cavaliers at the Championships
• Placed seventh at the Penn State Open National

2018 Outdoor 
• Competed in the 5000m run at the NCAA East Prelims and ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best time of 13:57.63 in the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge

2018 Indoor 
• Finished ninth in the 5000m run and 27th in the 3000m run at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best run in the 3000m run at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational with a time of 8:09.45

2017 Cross Country 
• Finished 115th at the NCAA Championships in the 10k
• Recorded a career-best run of 30:43.3 at the Southeast Regional championships, finishing 57th
• Captured a career-best 8k run at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:19.1, placing 38th in the race

2017 Outdoor
• Competed at the Raleigh Relays and Virginia Challenge in the 10000m and at Virginia Grand Prix in the 5000m
• Recorded a season best in the 100000m at the Raleigh Relays

2017 Indoor 
• Did not compete

2016 Cross Country
• Placed 51st at ACC Championships
• Finished 208th at NCAA Championships

2016 Outdoor
• Did not compete
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016 Indoor
• Competed in 1000m and mile at Virginia Tech Invitational

2015 Cross Country
• Did not compete

Background
• 2014 New England Cross Country Runner-Up
• Two-time All-New England selection
• Four-time All-Connecticut

Personal
• Son of Jennifer and Daniel Klau
• Has two siblings, Miriam and Etan