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Josef Karas
 Josef Karas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Obrnice, Czech Republic

High School:
Birchmount Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
Combined

Birthdate:
08/20/1978

2001 TRACK:
Indoor - Placed fourth in the heptathlon at the Big 12 Championships with 5,804 points... Finished second in the KSU Winter Pentathlon... Posted a career-best 23-9 at the Big 12 Championships in the long jump
Outdoor - Was 11th at the Big 12 Championships in the long jump.
2000 TRACK:
Indoor - Finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Big 12 Championships (5,144 points) and third at the Wildcat Heptathlon (4,900 points).
Outdoor - Placed 11th at the Big 12 Championships (6,498 points) and fifth at the College Station Multis (6,591 points) in the decathlon.
BIRCHMOUNT PARK HS: A four-year letterwinner in track and field at the Scarborough, Ontario school... Won the junior provincial decathlon championship with a provincial record 6,457 points... Also the provincial pentathlon champion with 3,454 points... An All-Scarborough Region Conference performer in the long jump, triple jump and discus all four years and in the pole vault for three seasons... Received an Excellence in Track and Field award from the city's mayor in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 20, 1978, in Olomouc, Czech Republic, to Josef and Irena Karas... Father was a national junior discus champion for the Czech Republic... Uncle was a Czech Republic national team alpine skier... Majoring in pre-health professions.