Cal Track & Field BIO
Milan Ristic
Player Profile:
Milan Ristic 1773645
Position: Sprints-Hurdles
Other Position: 110HH-200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
Other College: UNC-Asheville
Experience: Transfer

2013: Sat out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2012: Made his indoor season debut for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs at the Appalachian invitational with a school record in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.47 ... Broke the school record many times throughout the season in the 60m hurdles bringing it down to 8.06, 8.05 then 8.00, which he repeated one more time ... Shattered his own school record in the 200m with a 21.99, then 21.90 at the Niswonger invitational in January (previous record was his pr of 22.32) ... At the Big South conference meet he had his best performance as a Bulldog, again breaking his own school records by significant margins in the prelims of 60m hurdles (7.83) and 200m (21.68) ... Won his first conference championship in the hurdles with a time of 7.91 and finished seventh in the 200m ... Broke his own school record in the 200m (21.62) and later finished fifth at the conference meet in that event ... Broke his own school record numerous times running 14.20, 14.10, 14.08 in the high hurdles and then finally broke the elusive 14 second barrier with a 13.94 at the Raleigh relays ... Won his second Big South conference championship during the outdoor season with a performance of 13.99 ... Qualified for the NCAA Division I East preliminary round and ran a wind-aided 13.91 to qualify for the quarterfinals ... Had his finest mark of the year in that race with a wind-legal, school record of 13.88 and just missed out on qualifying for the NCAA championships semi-finals by two places and .01 seconds.    

2011: Opened the indoor season with a school record in the 200m (22.32) and tied the school record in the 55m (6.49) at the ASU Invitational ... Debuted in the 60m hurdles with a win at the Kent Taylor Invitational running an 8.28 (2nd fastest time in school history and a PR) ... Made the collegiate finals in the 60m hurdles at the Niswonger Invitational running an 8.28 ... Ran a 7.09 (tied for fourth fastest in school history) in the 60m at the Dick Taylor Invitational ... Finished fifth at the Big South Conference indoor championships in the 60m hurdles (8.28) ... Was third in the 110m hurdles (14.48) at the conference championships in the outdoor season ... Also broke the school record in the 200m with a time of 21.85 ... Broke the school record at the Duke Twilight Meet in the hurdles with a time of 14.32, which qualified him to compete in the European Athletics under-23 championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic in July ... Senior national champion of Serbia for 110m hurdles in August. 

High School:  Attended the Nikola Tesla School in Belgrade, Serbia and competed for the Red Star athletics club ... National junior champion in 2010 in the 100m, 200m and with Red Star club in the 4x100m ... National senior champion in the 200m ... Member of the senior national team ... In the European club cup championship in Moscow, finished in second place in the 110mH, third place in the 200m and second place in the 4x100m ... Member of the Serbian junior national team ... 2010 senior national champion of Serbia at 200m.

Personal: Born on Aug. 8, 1991 … Parents are Gordana and Velimir Ristic … Social Welfare major … Married to Meredith Foster Ristic, who also was a high jumper and played volleyball at UNC Asheville … Enjoys photography. 

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