- Alina Varpiotaite
Alina Varpiotaite

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
Vytautas Didysis Gymnasium

Position:
Mid-distance

Experience:
3L



2008: Received three all-conference honors during the indoor season ... set the school record for the indoor 800-meter dash at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 2:07.58 ... ran the third leg of the distance medley relay that set a new school record at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 11:37.50 ... was the first leg of the distance medley relay that took first place at the Clemson Opener.... was the third leg of the distance medley relay team that won at the Houston Opener ... regionally qualified as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that posted a second-place finish at the Texas Relays.

2007: Received three all-conference honors during the indoor season and one all-conference honor in the outdoor season ... broke the outdoor record in the 800-meter run (2:08.90) at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet ... was the second-place finisher in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.78 at the C-USA Indoor Championship ... was a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed first, with the school's second fastest time (3:44.75) in the event ... also helped the distance medley relay team finish second and set a new school record (11:46.80) ... posted a second-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:14.64) at the Indiana Opener, and also helped the 4x400 relay team place first ... helped the distance medley relay to a first-place at the Niswonger Invitational, and ran second-leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed second and established a new school record (3:44.07) ... placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the LSU Twilight Meet ... during the outdoor season earned all-conference honors in the 800-meter dash, where she posted the top time (2:09.87) ... also helped two relay teams post the top performances times during the outdoor season ... placed first in 1,500-meter run (4:44.65) at the Austin Peay Spring Fling and ran the third leg of the 4x100 (47.61) and 4x400 (4:00.82) relays that both finished first ... ran of three relay teams at the LSU Relays, including the 4x800 relay team that set a new school-record with a time of (9:08.05) ... placed third in the 800-meter run (2:09.99) and helpled the 4x400 relay team place second at the Auburn Invitational ... placed third in the 400-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational (56.44).

2006: Became a standout on the squad during her first year as a Blazer ... set the indoor freshman records in both the 500 meters and the 800 meters at the Meyo Invitational with times of 1:14.90 and 2:13.90, respectively ... also set the outdoor freshman record in the 800-meter run at the Jace Lacoste Invitational by finishing in 2:10.78 ... also was a vital part of UAB's relay success, running on the distance medley relay squad that broke the school record with a time of 11:43.63 ... also was a member of the sprint medley relay team that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 3:55.23.

High School: Ran for coach Roma Bersinskas for five years at Vytautas Didysis Gymnasium in Klaipeda, Lithuania ... took third place in the 800 meters in at the 2005 Lithuanian Championships ... won the 400-meter dash at the 2004 Baltic match during the indoor season ... finished third in the 800 and 400 meters at the 2004 Lithuanian Adult Competition.

Personal: Full name is Alina Varpiotaite ... born Oct, 6, 1985 in Klaipeda, Lithuania ... daughter of Remigija and Vidas Varpiotaite ... has a sister, Vitoloa ... majoring in business.