Men's Cross Country

Kris Cunningham
Kris Cunningham


Pekin, Ill.

High School:
Peoria Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150


Third Illini scorer at Roy Griak Invitational with time of 26:04... Finished 39th at Big Ten Championships with time of 25:16... Finished 23rd at NCAA Regional meet with time of 31:18... Earned all-region honors.

Was the Fighting Illini's second, third or fourth scorer in each race he ran ... Had a season-best finish of sixth at the Missouri Challenge ... Placed seventh at the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge in 25:26.78 ... Matched his 8K career-best time of 25:25 with his performance at the Cowboy Jamboree ... Was the fourth scorer at the Great American Cross Country Festival ... Finished 44th at the Big Ten Championships and 36th at the regional meet.

Participated in each of the Fighting Illini's seven meets ...Twice was Illinois' fifth scorer, coming in at 26:35 at the Great American Invitational, while helping the Illini to a ninth place finish at the Illinois Invitational after running an 8k season-best time of 25:25.44 ...Established a career-best 10K time at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 31:35.86.

High School: Mid State Six cross country conference champion senior year ...All-region and all-section senior season ...Earned four letters in cross country and two in track ...Qualified for state twice in cross country and once in track ...Coached by Mike Sullivan and Dan Gray.

Personal: Full given name is Kristopher Todd Cunningham ...Son of David and Tamara Cunningham ...Born 4/5/83 ...Has one brother and two sisters ...Majoring in molecular and cellular biology ...Has twice achieved Deans List honors ...Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ...Plans to attend medical school upon graduation ...Hobbies include running, basketball, hiking and snow skiing.

Personal Bests:
8,000 meters: 25:25 10/4/03
10,000 meters: 31:35.86 11/16/02