|Prev. School||Rockford HS|
2002-03: Named Academic All-RMAC in cross country ... Finished 16th at the Dan Libera meet on Oct 12 2002 ... Finished 9th at the Colorado College Invite on Sept 14 2002 ... Finished 34th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout ... Came in 18th at the Fort Hays Pre-Regional.
2001-02: Named the men's track team's most improved athlete. ... Finished seventh in the 10,000 at the RMAC outdoor championships. ... Owns CU-Colorado Springs' fifth-best times all-time in the outdoor 10,000 meters and both the indoor and outdoor 5000 meters. ... Was third in the 5000 meters at the Colorado College track meet. ... Was a scoring runner in four races for the cross country team. ... Best finish was 14th at the Denver University Invitational. ... Placed 49th at the RMAC cross country championships.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Named All-Conference twice. ... Also named All-Area twice. ... Led Rockford High School to the Michigan state championship in 2001 ... A member of the National Honor Society. ... High school team was ranked in the Top 25 nationally three of his four years there.
Plans to major in electrical engineering. ... Also enjoys swimming and biking. ... Is a huge fan of Lance Armstrong. ... Is the youngest of six children. ... Parents are Anthony and Rita. ... Born October 22, 1982.
Stories featuring Philip Astras
|August 12, 2003||A look ahead: men and women's cross country||Having an All American on the roster is a luxury most teams donâ€™t have. So, when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€™s cross country team learned that Sarah Vigil, an All American in 2001, would not be returning to the team for her senior yearâ€”it made some people nervous.|