Event: Steeplechase/Distance
Height: 5-9
Weight: 127
PR: Steeple: 8:17.91 (2004); 1500m 3:35.83 (2006); Mile: 3:55.71 (2006); 5,000m: 13:11.93 (2007); 10,000m 27:37.74 (2006)
Born: 1978 in Medford, (Long Island) N.Y.    
Current Residence: New York City
High School: Patchogue-Medford HS (N.Y.) ‘96
Colleges: Tennessee '00; Appalachian State ‘98
Coach: George Watts
Agent: Bob Moritz
Club: adidas

Career Highlights: 2002 USA champ; 3-time U.S. runner-up ('01, '04, '05); 2001 World University Games gold medalist; 2003 Pan Am bronze medalist

Known mostly for his prowess in the 3,000m steeplechase, Famiglietti's 2007 season was highlighted by his 5,000m runner-up finish at Mt. SAC on April 13 in the year's second-fastest time by an American of 13:11.93, was the fastest time by an American ever in U.S. soil. As one of America's finest middle distance runners, Famiglietti's 2006 season was highlighted by personal best performances in the 1,500 meters (3:35.83) and at 10,000 meters (27:37.74). He posted a new personal steele best with his runner-up finish of 8:17.91 at the 2004 Olympic Trials. Famiglietti made his breakthrough in 2000, improving his personal best by more than 17 seconds and placing seventh at the Olympic Trials. Since then, he has kept rolling. He headed into the 2001 GMC Envoy USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with the fastest time by an American in 2001 and came away with second place, a personal-best time, and a berth on Team USA for the World Championships. In 2002 he won his first U.S. title. His victory at the 2001 World University Games is the first international title by an American in the steeplechase since John Gregorek captured the WUG title in 1991. While in Beijing, he cut his hair into a mohawk and bought a bicycle so he could travel around the city. He gave the bike to some children before he left for home. ...Upon his return to the U.S. from the WUGs in Beijing, China, Famiglietti told Track & Field News that he was standing in line at a Chicago airport when another passenger noticed his USA bag and asked him what he did. Famiglietti said he ran the steeplechase. The other passenger replied, "Oh, my brother-in-law ran the steeple. His name is John Gregorek...was a psychology major at Tennessee but has no plans to practice psychotherapy: "I've got to figure myself out first"...is an artist, with a particular interest in abstract expressionism. Famiglietti has a quotation from the 1980s New York graffiti artist Basquiat (aka "Samo") tattooed on his forearm...has an interest in Eastern religions.

Competition Results:
2007: 4th at USA Outdoor Championships steeple (8:27.64)...USA 8 km champion (22:35)...1st at adidas Track Classic 3,000m (7:41.27)...2nd at Mt. SAC 5,000m (13:11.93)...ranked #6 in steeplechase, #5 at 3,000m & #10 at 5,000m in the U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8:27.64 & 7:41.27.
2006: 4th at AT&T USA Outdoors 5,000m (28:27.73)...3rd at Stanford (27:37.74)...3rd at Reebok Grand Prix (3:55.71)...8th at Stockholm (8:24.41)...7th at Rieti (3:35.83PR)... 5th at Linz (8:19.77)... 9th at Roverto (13:24.47PR)...ranked #2 U.S. in steeple, #5 U.S. at 1,500m by T&FN...bests of 3:35.83, 8:19.77, 13:24.47, 27:37.74.
2005: 2nd at USA Outdoors (8:20.49)...6th in opening round at World Outdoor Champs (8:21.84)...1st at adidas Track Classic (8:25.16)... 1st at Columbus (8:20.04)...2nd at Rieti (8:19.46)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:19.46.
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials (8:17.91PR)...8th in opening round at Olympic Games (8:31.59)...1st in 1500m at Sea Ray Relays (3:43.38)...1st at Penn Relays (8:25.02)...7th in 3000m at adidas Oregon (7:50.70)...14th in 5000m at Mt. Sac (13:38.29)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8:17.91, 7:50.70 & 13:38.29.