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Mao Tjiroze Athlete Profile

Mao Tjiroze

Mao Tjiroze
Position: 800 Meters Height: 6-1 Weight: 150 Hometown: Windhoek


  • 2001 USTFCCCA 800 meters


Born in Gobabis, Namibia ... parents are Mekupi and Kape Tujendapi ... married Grettel Miller ... majoring in economics.



1999: Finished 3rd in the 800m in 1:55.81 at the UNLV Invitational ... recorded a 3rd-place finish in the 800m with a time of 1:54.16 and ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:14.02) at the BYU Cougar Invitational ... finished 2nd in the 800m in 1:52.13 and ran on the 1st-place 4x400m relay team (3:12.07) at the BYU Robison Invitational ... finished 4th in the 800m in 1:50.71 at the Texas Relays ... won the 800m with a time of 1:49.02 at the BYU Tri-Meet ... took 2nd at the Utah Collegiate Championships with a 1:51.34 in the 800m ... placed 4th in the 800m with a time of 1:51.06 at the Western Athletic Conference Championships.

2000: Placed 2nd in the 400m (49.00) at the Air Force Invitational ... finished 6th in the 400m with a time of 49.23 at the Mountain States Games ... ran the 800m in 1:55.98 at the Husker Invitational.

2001: Finished 2nd in the 800m (1:51.74) at the Cal Poly Invitational ... claimed a second-place finish at the Weber State Invitational in the 800m (1:48.37) ... won the 800m at the Robison Invitational in 1:49.35 ... took second in 800m at the MWC Championships in a personal-best time of 1:47.28 ... earned All-America status in the 800m by running a time of 1:47.94 to finish sixth.

Before BYU

Southern Africa Junior Champion in the 400 meters ... competed in the British Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia in 1998 ... second in his class of 200 academically at Jan Mohr HS in Windhoek, Namibia ... played soccer and rugby in high school.


BEST MARKS: 800m - 1:47.28