Men's Cross Country

Jason Bill
Jason Bill


Buda, Ill.

High School:
Bureau Valley


2005-RS Junior
Reshirted due to injury.

Posted career best 8K time of 24:36 en route to 10th place finish at Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn... Finished 22nd at Big Ten Championships with time of 24:54... Finished fourth at NCAA Regional meet and qualified for NCAA Championships... Earned all-region honors... Placed 76th at NCAA Championships with 10K time of 32:22.

Illini's top finisher in each event he competed in ... Won the Missouri Challenge and the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge ... Honored as the Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week following the Missouri victory ... Ran 31:37 to finish 15th at the 10K District V regional meet ... Finished twelfth at the Cowboy Jamboree, clocking a personal best 8K time of 24:37 ... Placed fourth at the Great American Cross Country Festival ... Took 40th at the Big Ten Championships despite suffering an injury during the race.

Immediately stepped in and became Illinois' top runner by seasons end ... Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, becoming the first Illinois runner to compete at the NCAA Championships since 1995 and the first Illinois freshman to compete as an individual at the NCAA Championships since Craig Virgin in 1973 ... Finished 155th overall ... Had three top-10 finished during the season ... Was an All-Midwest Regional honoree with a seventh-place finish at the regional championship ... Finished a season-best second at the Illinois Invitational ... Season best 8,000 meter time of 24:48.2 came at the Big Ten Championships where he led Illinois and finished 21st overall ... Finished the season at the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals where he finished eighth and was named an alternate to the U.S. Junior National team.

Illinois Class A State Champion in the 1,600m as a senior ... Recorded a season-best 1,600m time of 4:14.00 ... Finished fourth in the same race as a junior ... Finished second at the Class A cross country championships as a senior, running a three-mile time of 14:47 to finish just behind future Illini teammate Paul Jellema ... Finished 10th at the state cross country meet as a junior with a time of 15:16 ... Also brings in a personal-best time of 9:16.6 in the 3,200m.

Son of Gary and Phyllis Bill ... Born Jan. 11, 1984 ... Brother Randy runs track and cross country at Augustana College ... Majoring in Biology/Pre-Med.

8,000 meters: 	 23:59.4
10,000 meters: 	30:15.55